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Old 25-07-2017, 11:02 PM
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Seen this a few times in Scandinavian adverts. Bucket has a bit of bar or a double tooth as in this case welded on the back of the bucket. Just wondered why? Any ideas?
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Old 26-07-2017, 08:14 AM
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Hanging yer nose bag on when roading

Or knowing the Scandinavian way of doing things, stirring the tea
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Old 26-07-2017, 12:30 PM
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Looks like something you would use to dig out tree roots.
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Looks like something you would use to dig out tree roots.
I doubt that, it looks like it would put the tilty too close to the action. And wouldn't go deep enough.
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I blinked a bit when I saw this and asked Joe in our UK office (who is Swedish, has been working in Engcon production for years and been driving tilty-equipped diggers since his teens) what he thought. Blank

Sweden (or at least that bit which isn't on factory shutdown ATM) are similarly nonplussed. Graham mentioned an advert, so if anyone has more pictorial evidence, that would help; but at the moment the consensus is that he's welded it on to give himself a lifting or dragging point, either with strops, chains or a shackle.

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Could well be for hanging a second bucket off of, thinking about it. I've seen similar over here, sans tilty.
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I've seen it a few times, mostly bar rather than a tooth and on both sides of the bucket. I'l have a look and see if I can find other current adverts.
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spin the bucket round and use it for ragging frozen heaps/ground apart .. more usually see 'em on toothless digging buckets not Pusskuffes

As said see 'em a lot on Scandy ad.s.



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Thanks for putting those two up Graham. Wasn't sure if the bottom one was some sort of laser mount, but the top one is definitely what I was asking about. Initially I thought some kind of ripper, but discounted that as also on toothed buckets and the tilt rotator would be very close to whatever was being ripped.
I'm always up for mods and wondered what use it was. Wonder if bucket on wheels has seen or used one?
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Thanks for putting those two up Graham. Wasn't sure if the bottom one was some sort of laser mount, but the top one is definitely what I was asking about. Initially I thought some kind of ripper, but discounted that as also on toothed buckets and the tilt rotator would be very close to whatever was being ripped.
I'm always up for mods and wondered what use it was. Wonder if bucket on wheels has seen or used one?
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pretty sure that second one is a tungsten carbide tooth Gra ..... 'twas Frank who told me what they're for .... I was seeing 'em a lot on buckets when I was duck hunting
IIRC they also use 'em for prying un-co-operative rocks out the way too and generally abusing stuff that won't play ball
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