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post #1 of 5 Old 12-09-2017, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Bucket hooks for my LS MT125

I got around to mounting hooks on my new LS MT125 loader bucket. It took me about an hour to drill and bolt them on. I lifted my 4ft tiller with them and it done great. It really makes the loader more useful. Here is a video I did.
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-23-2019, 08:05 AM
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I got tbose also, and i love then. I also the reciever hitch on the bucket also.

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Re: Bucket hooks for my LS MT125

Just a couple of observations from experience.

- That type of hook works very well for chaining a lift over the cutting edge. It does not work so well for lifts over the back of the bucket. There is more lifting force available when a load is lifted at the rear of the bucket, and considerable winching force when the chain goes behind the bucket and bucket curl is used to wind up the chain.

- Hooks positioned well back from the top edge allow a better bucket angle for back dragging material from the side of a car or building without poking unwanted holes. (You done good!)

- WD40 is a poor substitute for a proper cutting lube.

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post #4 of 5 Old 01-24-2019, 08:58 AM
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Re: Bucket hooks for my LS MT125

Tony, great videos. Keep them coming. Everybody I know that has a loader welds a hook to a plate and welds the plate exactly where you placed that center hook. They curl the bucket down. They would hook a chain with another hook on it or use straps. Then curl the bucket up when lifting material or equipment off the ground or off a trailer. They also weld the hooks on the back of their backhoe buckets.

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Re: Bucket hooks for my LS MT125

Great work. Hooks on a loader bucket are such a great tool to have.


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