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dave#1    Posted 06-13-2018 at 14:17:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Help, broke my backhoe !
  • First problem with my new/used backhoe, broke the left hand swing chain, They are out there (New on Ebay) but are almost $300.00 bucks. Any ideas on finding a used one or possibly a repair link ??.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 06-14-2018 at 14:31:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Another vote for Tony's advice to make them.
    They don't have to be pretty.
    If you want to plan ahead a bit for future breakage you could have some plates laser cut.
    Last fall I had 13 plates laser cut out of 16 ga diamond plate.
    They were all 7" X 13" with a 3/8" radius on all four corners.
    They were very precisely cut.
    The cost, including setup charge and materials was about $120.
    You could draw up a simple drawing and have them made out of T1 steel. They will even laser cut the holes for you.
    Have a few extra made. My local steel yard did mine for me.
    Then use grade 8 bolts to attach them.

    dave#1    Posted 06-14-2018 at 17:17:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Well I did just that , Had to make 1 link and replace 2 pins (Grade 8) I reused one pin that was not broke.
    Everything seems to work fine, Been digging for the last hour.

    Thanks all for the info.


    Tony C    Posted 06-13-2018 at 16:14:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Make them. 3/8" stock? All you really need is a hand grinder with a cut off wheel, bench grinder, drill press, starter drill and a drill the diameter of the hole. From the looks of the other links I'd say that is a high time machine. Make the pin(s) from a grade eight bolt. No real need to relieve the sides. No style points and a higher houlry rate for pretty.


    steveVa    Posted 06-14-2018 at 04:24:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I'm with Tony. A good welder / machine guy could fabricate those plates and tack together those links. Just find the same thickness plate stock. Is the price you have for a wholw new chain? Not so horribe butvprobably a bear to get to...

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