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My Homemade Skidsteer Bucket

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by bashbro1, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. bashbro1

    bashbro1 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    We just got this finished so I thought I would get it posted. We are still in the process of finishing painting it. We had a blizzard the day after it got finished and its been putting in overtime. We finally got a lull and are painting it.
    Its a skidsteer bucket. 8' 41" deep 34" Tall

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  2. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    nice looking bucket
     
  3. OldCrow

    OldCrow Member
    Messages: 36

    This is home made? Wow. That is very impressive. May have to ask you to make one for mine! How did you bevel the steel for the lip of the bucket? Any pictures of it on the machine?
     
  4. bashbro1

    bashbro1 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    The edge is factory made cutting edge. Just plain purchased. Its more expensive than flat steel but not an awful lot.

    Thanks for the compliment but I think we will stay away from the fab side. If you noticed the bucket is in my garage. I did have a local welding shop do the long welds to save my Harbor Freight Equipment from a short life. But we were able to do a good amount of work with minimal tools. Welder, Torch, Chop Saw, Grinder, Bench Press. Lots of discs for the grinder and shop saw etc. etc.
     
  5. DugHD

    DugHD Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Nice looking job. We build alot of our stuff also. Recently built a cage type plow , the one that is a blade then you drive into the box plow part.
    Hope it works good for you..
     
  6. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    Looks very nice. I like how you put the mesh so you can see thru and keeps the overall weight down.
    Which machine will you run that on.
     
  7. AGMI

    AGMI Member
    from NE Mass
    Messages: 36

    Cool...I just bought 2 and was thinking of making another...I have the Plow setup. How much did it run you?
     
  8. DugHD

    DugHD Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Oh we might have $500 in steel and waterjetting , welding rod etc. We already had the 12' power angle plow. I will get some pics of it . It came out great and works great. We havent painted it yet , because snow fell and we shipped it out.
     
  9. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    Nice job man that looks like you bought it from a dealer
     
  10. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE Senior Member
    Messages: 949

    Who does your Water jetting? I am in Gorham and have been looking for someone with a water jet or plasma jet. Rather pay for someone to make my parts than torch it.
     
  11. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    Very nice job! :salute:

    But why the weld in edge as well as the bolt on edge? To save the weld- on?
     
  12. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Nice looking bucket. I see you also got the bottom of the bucket rolled.
     
  13. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    It doesn't look like a smooth roll rather a few breakes. Looks nice I'll take one:D
     
  14. DugHD

    DugHD Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    I have a couple of plasma cutters for up to 3/4" but I had McCann fabrication of New Gloucester, water jet some 1" thick plate to make the top connecting brackets for the cage. I will get pics asap , but plow is in Auburn at plow site. doug
     
  15. bashbro1

    bashbro1 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Pics of Bucket on My Machine

    Pics of Bucket on My Machine

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  16. Humvee27

    Humvee27 Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    That looks like a winner....I like it...good job.
     
  17. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    Don't over do it strapping her down:D
     
  18. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    were you trying to save filler rod, and thats why the welds are spotty?

    but other than that nice looking bucket
     
  19. The mayor

    The mayor Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    And the turd in punch bowl comment.
     
  20. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    lol i said it was a nice bucket, i was actually debating whether i would put that in. but dont worry mayor, i still love you