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Where to find information on JD 510D backhoe buckets?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by gamartin88, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. gamartin88

    gamartin88 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    I'm looking for some good sites/forums/etc for information on my 1980 model 510D backhoe.

    Right now I'm looking for another larger bucket(36") for the backhoe(preferable used). But I'd also like to find a place to get some service manuals and other repair information on it. I've found several places to buy manuals online but was hoping I might find some PDF files or something I could download for free. The manuals seem to run in the 100-300 range.


  2. Fieldman12

    Fieldman12 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,504

    The link I have attached has allot of good people that can help you with the backhoe. http://www.heavyequipmentforums.com/Forum/index.php I was recently looking for a manual for my Deere skid steer and they wanted $130.00 at the dealer. You can download the PDF version of my manual from the Deere website for around $60.00.
  3. Fieldman12

    Fieldman12 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,504

    Not a bad looking old backhoe. I have used my buddies old 410 a good bit.
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    The old 510s are a decent sized machine for their age. I looked at a 710 Deere at Ritchie Bros a last year now that is a big backhoe.

    Your best bet is to buy any backhoe bucket and change the lugging on it. A good welding shop can make new bucket lugging.
  5. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,396

    i doubt that thing can handle a 3 foot bucket
  6. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,129

    That was the first thing I thought of when I saw it. Unless the ground is soft, I would stick with a 2' or 30" bucket. It is not a production type hoe anyway. I would not try and kill it using a big bucket.

    Speaking of the 710, take a look at the spec. sheet even compared to CATs 450. That 710 is like a rubber tired track hoe.
  7. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,101

    My dad had a 44" bucket on his 943 Bobcat mounted MF backhoe, very similar in size and age as the one pictured.
  8. MRBsx2

    MRBsx2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 85

    That backhoe will handle a three foot bucket no doubt. I run a 34" smooth bottom bucket with no teeth on my John deere 110 and it has no problems, and it has less power then that 510. as long as your not in shitty dirt all the time.
  9. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,396

    but your 34" bucket has a lot less capacity then a bucket that would go on that machine...plus with no teeth you don't get yourself into nearly as much problems as you can get yourself into with teeth...i pull my Case 580 SM all around with a 3 foot bucket when i am digging in harder ground because a toothed bucket will grab onto hard ground and rock and pull the back end of your machine down and can even lift the front off the ground...the more teeth you have the more there is to grip...the one reason that machine may be able to handle a 3 foot bucket is because it doesn't have an extenda-hoe
  10. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,129

    I also have a 50" clean out bucket for my TK, but that would not be the same 50" bucket that I would get to put on my 160. The width of the bucket is misleading when talking about different classes of machines. The difference is in capacity (measured in cubic yards). A 3' fullsize backhoe bucket will have much more capacity then a 3' mini ex bucket (which is more a long the lines of your machine) as a 3' bucket on a full size excavator is a bigger 3' bucket than what is on a backhoe.

    If the 3' bucket sought after on this hoe is a true backhoe bucket that is a big bucket. My thought was given the bucket breakout forces on those older machines it would be quite a workout to handle such a bucket.

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