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    Did two of these for a customer. Front backhoe bucket worn out at heel. Both buckets almost identical wearing and repair. I plated the lower back first to return the proper depth of the corners. Then plated the bottom and added some wear pads. The little pc. on the side is to fill in the gap that was worn away and brought it all back to square/flat. One had a good sized crack where the edge meets the floor. Also both needed welding where the lower arms attach to the bucket here. Only pics of the second bucket. Pic1- worn through plus lower loader arm attachment seperating. Pic 2- you can see how rounded the corners have become. Pic 3- crack where edge meets floor, can't really see it to good.
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    Last edited by MMW; 03-20-2020, 06:14 AM.
    MM250
    Trailblazer 250g
    22a feeder
    Lincoln ac/dc 225
    Victor O/A
    MM200 black face
    Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
    Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
    Arco roto-phase model M
    Vectrax 7x12 band saw
    Miller spectrum 875
    30a spoolgun w/wc-24
    Syncrowave 250
    RCCS-14

  • #2
    Finished product pics. Nothing fancy, plated over what was there. Pic 1- 1/4" plate bottom plus 3/4" blocks. Multiple passes at loader arm lower attachment plus positioned those two blocks so they would catch there also. Pic 2- corners all squared up again and flat all the way across bottom. Pic 3- different view. Ready for bolt on edge. All done with .045 innershield (flux core) wire.

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    Last edited by MMW; 03-20-2020, 06:13 AM.
    MM250
    Trailblazer 250g
    22a feeder
    Lincoln ac/dc 225
    Victor O/A
    MM200 black face
    Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
    Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
    Arco roto-phase model M
    Vectrax 7x12 band saw
    Miller spectrum 875
    30a spoolgun w/wc-24
    Syncrowave 250
    RCCS-14

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    • #3
      Nice work, looks good.
      Richard
      West coast of Florida

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      • #4
        Nice work man looks great. Did he install a new cutting edge as well?
        Millermatic 252, Hypertherm Powermax30 XP, Hypertherm Powermax45 XP, LOTOS LTP5000D https://fabricationguy.com/

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        • #5
          Yes bolt on cutting edge was installed.
          MM250
          Trailblazer 250g
          22a feeder
          Lincoln ac/dc 225
          Victor O/A
          MM200 black face
          Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
          Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
          Arco roto-phase model M
          Vectrax 7x12 band saw
          Miller spectrum 875
          30a spoolgun w/wc-24
          Syncrowave 250
          RCCS-14

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          • #6
            Nice clean work

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            • #7
              Very nice

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              • #8
                Welds look great! Nice work.

                I do have a newbie question, though. Why did you had the 3/4ā€ blocks after putting on the 1/4ā€ plate? Iā€™m still a novice, so I am just trying to understand the reason.

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                • #9
                  Those are wear plates. No particular width/length but usually any where between 1/2" to 1" thick. Probably cut out of what I had with me which dictated size on this job. These were mild steel but "wear plate" or AR plate would be better. Theoretically as the bucket rides on the ground it should ride on these plates and wear them instead of the 1/4" plate. This bucket is used on asphalt. When worn you replace them or weld new ones on top of the old which rarely happens as most people wear through them until it looks the way it did when I started.
                  MM250
                  Trailblazer 250g
                  22a feeder
                  Lincoln ac/dc 225
                  Victor O/A
                  MM200 black face
                  Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
                  Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
                  Arco roto-phase model M
                  Vectrax 7x12 band saw
                  Miller spectrum 875
                  30a spoolgun w/wc-24
                  Syncrowave 250
                  RCCS-14

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