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Chain Hooks Welded To Loader Bucket
I welded a pair of chain hooks onto a short piece of rectangular tubing that I bolted to my 5-ft. loader bucket. The hooks work great for various lifting jobs and make securing loads easy and transport safer. I didnít weld the hooks directly to the bucket because itís made of fairly thin material that I was afraid might bend. Instead, I bolted the tubing behind the bucket, onto thick metal thatís in line with the loaderís hydraulic cylinders.
††††I started with 3 by 4, 1/4-in. thick tubing and welded a 4-in. square piece of 3/8-in. thick steel on top of it to form a lip that goes over the top of the bucket. The hook is welded on top of the lip. I welded a 6-in. bar made from 2-in. square tubing on back of the block, and then drilled a couple of holes through the bottom of the block and bolted it on. As the load is lifted, the bar and bolts are both pulling together which keeps the the bucket from bending. (Carl Cannon, 905 Springhill Church Rd., Huntingdon, Tenn. 38344 ph 731 986-5579 or cell ph 731 415-9447; cjcan43@hughes.net)




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2019 - Volume #43, Issue #3