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larger bucket for mini ex

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by sven1277, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Next year I plan on storing salt at my shop.The only machine I know I will have available for loading is my tak 130 mini ex. It weighs about 7600lbs. I have an 18" bucket on it but plan to buy a larger bucket with a smooth cutting edge. I think a 36" will be ok but just wanted some feedbackack. Thanks.
     
  2. tread lightly services

    tread lightly services Member
    Messages: 89

    36 will be perfect try not to use it for dirt though it will overload the machine

    still might get a little light all the way extended with a bucket of salt.
     
  3. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    You should be able to do that, just keep your tracks pointed at your vehicle. Remember, if it does get light and wants to tip, better to tip towards a pile of salt than your expensive truck.
     
  4. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Good deal. That's what I figured
     
  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

    A nice grading bucket should do the job and make $$ in the on season
     
  6. Jt13speed

    Jt13speed Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    a bigger bucket?? like this kinda bigger bucket? ya that ought to fill your spreader with 2 or 3 scoops...its a 36" bucket off a PC160 excavator.

    Needed to be welded on to fix it, and didnt have anything but the PC35 to lift it out of my truck with, it worked but man was it sketchy! the little 35 was doing everything it could not to tip over. lol

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  7. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,987

    I've got an extra skidsteer bucket that I'm adding the bobcat x-change adaptor(250$) to.I want to free up my ss and use it to push snow not just sit in the shop loading salt.The ss bucket is a 72" 1/2 yard, perfect fit! Don't want to spend big bucks for one(1000$ +).Should be nice for loading salt,only problem is I'm the only one with the mad skills to load trucks inside shop without knocking building down:confused:
     
  8. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

    Lets see some pics of that
     
  9. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    Omfg!!! I've never seen anything quite like that! Hahahaha
     
  10. tread lightly services

    tread lightly services Member
    Messages: 89

    that picture is priceless!! look at that... half way out and not even the blade down for balance, love the mini excavators!! now that would be your best bet and cheapest route i'll bet get the skid loader bucket adapter and use a 36-44 inch bucket. you probably already have a bucket that will work, just need to buy the adaptor.
     
  11. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,987

    It's on my to do list! I'll post some picks soon.This 12" bucket was from a scatrack mini-x I sold awhile back.Just cut bucket and welded bobcat adapter on,(harder than it looks)

    new bucket_2_2.jpg