Weld on bucket brackets

diggerjones

diggerjones

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My front bucket on quick hitch has got some play in the top hook. I was going to build up with weld. But my welding is crap so thought i should be able to just get the ends. Either off the shelf or made.
Any ideas who would suply
Thanks
 
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Monkeybusiness

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Cranky would get them I’m sure (but there may be cheaper options possibly?)
 
diggerjones

diggerjones

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My front bucket on quick hitch has got some play in the top hook. I was going to build up with weld. But my welding is crap so thought i should be able to just get the ends. Either off the shelf or made.
Any ideas who would
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Smiffy

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Just to check is the wear definitely in the hooks
I know with JCB q fit carriages they are prone to wearing the tubes at the top aswell as the hooks and then start wearing the pins at the bottom
For just the hooks I seem to remember agrilink are about the cheapest for brackets
 
diggerjones

diggerjones

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Just to check is the wear definitely in the hooks
I know with JCB q fit carriages they are prone to wearing the tubes at the top aswell as the hooks and then start wearing the pins at the bottom
For just the hooks I seem to remember agrilink are about the cheapest for brackets
Thanks. Yes just the hooks. They were not a very good fit originally. Very old school. Think i made a template then chap copied it to tin then he had some sort of exasketch thing with a magnet following the template
 
diggerjones

diggerjones

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Just found the template. Looks like its less than 50mm maybe 48mm
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V8Druid

V8Druid

do it as well as you can,but learn to do it better
could you not make a 'flat' liner to go into the hooks, suitably opened up Dylan and weld that into them ..... give a much better bearing surface onto what ever the hooks hang onto .... make the liner first... maybe 30 x 4/5mm then use them to mark what has to come out of the hooks ... take that out with grinder/die grinder & carbide burr ?
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craig

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If your after new brackets, try evans & reid, helpful and a good price when I had some for my Kramer.
Or with having the template somewhere with a good plasma, should be an easy job.
 
diggerjones

diggerjones

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could you not make a 'flat' liner to go into the hooks, suitably opened up Dylan and weld that into them ..... give a much better bearing surface onto what ever the hooks hang onto .... make the liner first... maybe 30 x 4/5mm then use them to mark what has to come out of the hooks ... take that out with grinder/die grinder & carbide burr ?View attachment 14507
If i can fine the right hooks it should only be about £20 . Your method would work obviously but its over my skills. Did you understand how i got the originals made
 
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Monkeybusiness

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Was it a magic eye cutter that followed the outline drawn with black marker on paper?
 
CPS

CPS

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If you want to send me the template I can plasma cut them for you
 
diggerjones

diggerjones

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Was it a magic eye cutter that followed the outline drawn with black marker on paper?
Was it a magic eye cutter that followed the outline drawn with black marker on paper?
Something very similar. Template was converted to a tin one. A contraption with a magnet on rolled around the edge the other end had the gas torch on. It roughly did the job. The guys were old stesn engine engineers old school.
 
V8Druid

V8Druid

do it as well as you can,but learn to do it better
Something very similar. Template was converted to a tin one. A contraption with a magnet on rolled around the edge the other end had the gas torch on. It roughly did the job. The guys were old stesn engine engineers old school.
old pantographic profiler Dyl .... the 'magnet' was motorised and rolled around the edge of the metal template? yeh?
 
V8Druid

V8Druid

do it as well as you can,but learn to do it better
If i can fine the right hooks it should only be about £20 . Your method would work obviously but its over my skills. Did you understand how i got the originals made
you're gonna be lucky to get that template profiled out for 20 quid Dyl ...... and then you have to attach it to your bucket ... with the hook liners, it's only a limited amount of effort to sort your issue ... could even gas out the excess carefully, sit the bucket on the machine on the liners, engage the bottom pins and support the weight a bit, so it's not all 'sat' on the pins, stitch the liners in place and drop the bucket off to weld them solidly ... wouldn't take long ;)
 
Mogman

Mogman

What man as done, man can do, what never has,maybe
Something very similar. Template was converted to a tin one. A contraption with a magnet on rolled around the edge the other end had the gas torch on. It roughly did the job. The guys were old stesn engine engineers old school.
Was the guy called Pete by any chance
 
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