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After searching for a good used 2210/2305 I've come up empty and am ready to just order a 1026. Does anyone have experience with the wider bucket? Why or why not should I opt for the 53"?
 

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Without knowing how wide the 1026 is...I would say you want to be at least if not an inch or 2 wider than your rear tires.
 

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I opted with the 53" FEL bucket on my 2305 because it was only 22.00 difference at that time. My tractor has handled it well.

I am sure the 1026 will work out fine with the 53" bucket. The only time I would opt for the 49" is if you are going to go through

some vary narrow areas.
 

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I opted with the 53" FEL bucket on my 2305 because it was only 22.00 difference at that time. My tractor has handled it well.

I am sure the 1026 will work out fine with the 53" bucket. The only time I would opt for the 49" is if you are going to go through

some vary narrow areas.
:ditto::ditto: slkpk
 

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I have a 53" and have never had a problem with the size. I have had it loaded with crushed stone, wet dirt and the tractor handled it well. Just ensure that you have enough weight in the balast box.
 

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I opted with the 53" FEL bucket on my 2305 because it was only 22.00 difference at that time. My tractor has handled it well.

I am sure the 1026 will work out fine with the 53" bucket. The only time I would opt for the 49" is if you are going to go through

some vary narrow areas.
:ditto::ditto: You won't regret this choice. :thThumbsU
 

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I've had both the 2305 and 1026R with the 53" bucket. Never regretted it... The 1026R is even stronger than the 2305 so there is really no downside unless you have to fit some place 49" wide... As has been pointed out, havering a bucket wider than your wheelbase (like the 53") is really nice when digging or moving material (including snow).
 

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Hi everybody,

I got the 49" bucket with my 2305. Original reasoning: Smaller tractor = smaller bucket. I knew that I was going to be digging sub-grade with it and chose to exert less stress onto the loader/tractor by having a smaller bucket. The 49 still covers the wheel width fine. I think it is a great match for the smaller tractors.

I'd personally favor the 53 as a general purpose for this size machine for moving loose materials and working above grade only.

With the 2520, I kept the 49 and got a 61 for bulk loads (mulch, snow, etc). It is great. I put a toothbar on the 49 and now it really digs like mad. I've been using it to cut into a sloped hillside in preparation for a shed. Last weekend, the 61 came in handy moving the 8" snow storm out of the way since I'm nowhere near ready to put the blower on yet (I'm in denial).
 

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HunterWare;1931012. The 1026R is even stronger than the 2305 so there is really no downside unless you have to fit some place 49" wide... .[/QUOTE said:
IMO that doesnt matter, its the weight balance of the machine.

For a 2210/2305/1026, 53" is the most common and the way to go IMO.

On my 2520, I have the 53" also. Times I wish I had a 49" when dumping into my gator (less spill) and winter I wish I had the 61".

:crybaby: <<< ?? Yes I am!! :howdy:
 

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Well...I wanted the 53"bucket with the 1026R, I always thought the 49" was too small on the 2320. But the salesman told me the 53" bucket was not available on the 1026R with the H120 FEL! :Disgus:
 

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Based on the responses thus far, I'll request the 53". If it's not available then I'll have make due with the 49". Thanks, Andy.
 

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On my 2305 I got the tractor with the 49" bucket only because I have a couple tight areas that I work and it has been great for doing everything.
 

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Get the 47" bucket since it's part of the package and make a 54" or 60" bucket for the bulk jobs. That's not hard to do and you'll probably leave the larger bucket on anyway and save the narrower bucket for when clearance is an issue.

It's a 2 day project, including clean and paint, provided you have a decent metal shop nearby. One 4 x 8 sheet of 1/8" plate and 10' of 1/2" x 4" flat stock will build either with some 1/8" plate left over for other projects.
 

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After searching for a good used 2210/2305 I've come up empty and am ready to just order a 1026. Does anyone have experience with the wider bucket? Why or why not should I opt for the 53"?
I recommend the 53" bucket. It really makes pulling 48" attachments in close quarters easy as you know if your bucket fits, what your pulling behind will fit.

Personally I think the 47" bucket and snowblower should be discontinued. The 53" bucket and 54" snowblower make better sense.
 

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....Personally I think the 47" bucket and snowblower should be discontinued. The 53" bucket and 54" snowblower make better sense.
I can see why some prefer the larger tools, but I think JD would be mistaken to discontinue the 47" blower. It's used on a lot of different machines, and is almost perfectly sized for standard sidewalk width (48"). The 54" blower is way too big and would be a liability anywhere there's a raised curb, wall, or rail along the sidewalk.

Same for the 49" bucket. Folks clearing snow in tight areas and scraping sidewalks will be glad to have it. A 47" or 48" would be even better.
 

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I left the dealer less than an hour ago. What I saw was this: 2320/200cx with 1250mm bucket, and 1023e/H120 with 1350mm bucket. Now, the 1350 is not only wider, but deeper and taller as well. Furthermore, the H120 loader appears a little bit smaller than the 200cx. Maybe it was only the bucket that gave the illusion, there was a 4720 parked in between them. I wasn't able to find any capacity or lift height specs for either loader to compare. Does anyone have or know where to find those specs?
 

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I left the dealer less than an hour ago. What I saw was this: 2320/200cx with 1250mm bucket, and 1023e/H120 with 1350mm bucket. Now, the 1350 is not only wider, but deeper and taller as well. Furthermore, the H120 loader appears a little bit smaller than the 200cx. Maybe it was only the bucket that gave the illusion, there was a 4720 parked in between them. I wasn't able to find any capacity or lift height specs for either loader to compare. Does anyone have or know where to find those specs?
See attached PDF for bucket specs. I have not found H120 specs. :(
 

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