gp bucket vs teeth

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by mas, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. mas

    mas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21


    I just got a cat 262b the other day and im trying to clear the top soil back off a property about 375 feet long and im trying to push it back about 100 feet.

    I put in about 4 hours using the GP bucket it came with and im getting no where the land has wild grass and weeds on it right now. I just cant seem to get under it good.

    will getting a bucket with teeth make the job alot easyer?

  2. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 863

    Yes it will.
  3. Fieldman12

    Fieldman12 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    The general purpose bucket will dig but not that great with sod on it. With teeth it will be like a different machine. Only thing with teeth is they really like to go into the ground so be prepared to keep adjusting the bucket up and down.
  4. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    Get a toothed bucket.
    It will make all the difference.
  5. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,170

    The Rezloh edge is perfect for jobs like that. Allows you to get under the work and still be able to make it look good.
  6. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,454

    KSSS took the words right out of my mouth..........the Rezloh edge is an incredible little invention. It is like a serrated knife beats a straight edge and it beats the heck out of teeth in a situation like this. I had the factory make the first Rezloh edge for Kubota some years back and the difference in performance will bring a smile to your face everytime you use it. They are a little pricey, I think I paid $650-$700 for mine, but worth every bloody cent.
  7. chevydump03

    chevydump03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    I put a tooth bar on my gp, and it works great. Pushed in a driveway this summer, hard ground, and it worked very well. As mentioned, you do have to adjust pitch, as once it gets ahold, it will go deep very fast. Takes a little finesse to get a smooth cut, just as using a dozer.

  8. janb

    janb LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    I like to use my combo 4 in 1, as a 'metered' scraper for removing accurate depth. you open it about 2-4" and adjust the bucket pitch to guage depth, cutting with the blade, and rolling the sod / material into the bucket (Just like a 'BIG BOY' scraper). You can do the same in reverse and cutting with the trailing edge of the bucket.

    I use a rezloh on my combo, as it also does a good job of slicing w/o gouging if held pretty flat.
  9. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    How long does it last?
  10. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,170

    I got about 2500 hours out of my last one.

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