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I bit the bullet and bought a tooth bar for my FEL. It just arrived yesterday, I installed it this morning and I've already put it to good use. I removed five tree stumps today, first by pushing them over with the FEL and then scooping them up and out. The tooth bar made this much easier than it had been previously. Not only was easier to break out the roots, but it also added additional support by effectively adding length to the bucket, making it easy to haul the fairly large root balls away, as evidenced in the photos below. The teeth greatly improved the digging ability of my FEL, especially in the soil we have here in Southeast PA, which is mostly clayey loam and fractured shale.

After researching offerings from the various manufacturers, I settled on the United Steel Works unit and I'm glad I did. This is a serious piece. It's a 48" bar with five Pengo forged "tiger teeth" and it weighs 70 pounds and is extremely well-built. All I had to do is drill one 1/2" hole on each side of the bucket to attach it. I bought it through their eBay store, "agrindustryinc". It was listed at $244.99, but they generously accepted a lower offer. I called them on the Saturday that I ordered it to provide them with the exact dimensions of my loader bucket, because they make them to order and will custom-fit them for you, as well as provide other options, such as various tooth styles (3 to choose from), extra teeth, etc... If you're not an eBay fan, you can go directly to their website to order. http://agrindustryinc.com/ The bar arrived just shy of 3 weeks after I ordered it.

Not only a great improvement, but lots of fun. :dancingbanana: Looks cool too! :rocker:
 

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Bet you use that a lot.
 
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Looks like a well built accessory. :thumbs:
It definitely is!

The main bar is made from 1/2" thick by 4" steel and the side plates are also 1/2" thick. Unlike many tooth bars mfrs. out there who use fabricated, multi-piece welded teeth, this mfr. uses Pengo teeth and adapters, which are (one-piece) forged or cast steel.

From the Pengo catalog: "Pengo is the largest manufacturer of augers and related wear parts in the world, serving the utility, construction, agriculture, foundation, and major worldwide OEM customers."

Pengo catalog (.pdf): http://agrindustryinc.com/images/pengo/BucketTooth_Catalognew.pdf

The best part is it's lower priced than most of the competitors and the quality is higher. Can't beat that! :D
 

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Nice! Made a big difference I bet. And it's painted a great color too! :D
It made a huge difference!

Yeah, I guess J-D yellow is the default color. I forgot to specify black paint. I'm sure they could have done that. :wallbanging:

Oh well, I'll consider it a safety feature. Those pointy teeth will be harder to bump into with that hi-visibility yellow paint. :smilewink:
 

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Very nice addition to the Bolens, looks like it works very well.

Great pictures, thank you for the multiple angles, and love the chevy in the background! Looks like a 3/4 ton? Id love to have one like that:)
 

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I could see that being a good addition although I'm sure I'd have a pond in my yard by now if I had a fel to play with.
I didn't settle for a pond, I dug an entire creek! :smilewink:

Yeah, that might be one of my stumps that accidentally rolled down there. :(
 

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Very nice addition to the Bolens, looks like it works very well.

Great pictures, thank you for the multiple angles, and love the chevy in the background! Looks like a 3/4 ton? Id love to have one like that:)
Thanks.

You're close. It's a '69 GMC KM2500 3/4 ton, 4wd, 4 speed, 305E (big block) V-6 (yes, I said V-6 and it is original to the truck!) One of these days, I have to get that thing back on the road. It needs some rust and brake issues to be addressed. Too busy playing with my Bolens'. :(
 

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Thanks.

You're close. It's a '69 GMC KM2500 3/4 ton, 4wd, 4 speed, 305E (big block) V-6 (yes, I said V-6 and it is original to the truck!) One of these days, I have to get that thing back on the road. It needs some rust and brake issues to be addressed. Too busy playing with my Bolens'. :(
Double thumbs up!!!!!!! Great tractor, and a great truck....life doesn't get any better than that;)
 

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The Bolens version of Jaws :thumbs:

Thats just pure evil but a good add on :D
 
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