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4n1 Bucket Questions

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by JNB Construction, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. JNB Construction

    JNB Construction LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    That would be HIGH ROCK SKID STEER ATTACHMENTS. Owners name is MARK MORRIS.

    I need to buy a grapple, rock bucket and another set of heavier duty forks sometime this spring. Not to mention a 4in1. Can you guess who I won't be buying from?
     
  2. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    When buying 4in1 buy one that has replaceable cutting edges most are welded in

    On a 4in1 buckets have 3 cutting edges

    I don't have one but after looking at them I notice the ones are welded in that are used don't close all the way
     
  3. Mark13

    Mark13 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    Does anyone else think stickers and such on those attachments on High Rock attachments page look a lot like the Wildkat attachments? Maybe he was feeding you a line of BS about keeping guys in the shop busy and that's why the stuff is significantly cheaper.

    High Rock's bucket page.
    http://www.highrockskidsteerattachments.com/buckets.html


    Wildkat's bucket page.
    http://www.wildkatattachments.com/bucket.html


    High Rock's grapple page.
    http://www.highrockskidsteerattachments.com/grapples.html

    Wildkat's grapple page.
    http://www.wildkatattachments.com/grapple.html
     
  4. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    Those look like cheap made you cant even replace the edges Are the teeth welded on to
    They both look the same
    Cheap price I guess that's what you get
     
  5. JNB Construction

    JNB Construction LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    I think you may be on to something Mark.

    Ok, I loaded my pics on pb so I could show you guys what I'm talking about.

    First Bucket. Mainly, just a really sloppy fit. This could cause undo stress and wear on the QA pins too. Th cylinders were really weak.
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    Here's the second bucket fully closed. I understand that with welded on cutting edges there will be a slight "hole" left over in the corners. The first one had about a 3/8"x3/8" hole. I was fine with that, but this bucket was just plain welded up wrong.
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  6. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Messages: 3,793

    Virnig makes a solid bucket. I bought one of their rock sifting buckets and I use it a lot. It's heavy, too, which means it's got some iron in it.

    I use Bobcat brand 4n1 and it's been good. Had it since '07 sees mostly farm use but it is built very heavy and closes strong. Will nearly cut through a t post (not saying much) but pretty cool to see that much power.

    It's only a 66 inch but I've used it on my s750 to pull posts and dig with and it handles that stress fine.

    I haven't owned Bradco attachments but some of the rental places carry them and seem to like them.
     
  7. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,496

    Bradco makes a lot of oem stuff

    Believe most bobcats are Bradco. Cat I'm not sure about
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  8. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Messages: 3,793

    not so sure about that. I thought Bradco was in US and a lot of Bobcat stuff is made in Mexico.
     
  9. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,496

    That's what they told me at bobcat. Not all but most of it. He said there's only a few things bobcat actually makes.
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  10. JNB Construction

    JNB Construction LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    I was purchasing a used Bobcat tooth bucket today and can confirm that Wildkat buckets are indeed made by High Rock. The seller had a Wildkat there. Same manufacturer for sure.
     

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