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The Ai2 Products Kubota BXattachments.com bolt-on bucket hooks were designed specifically to work with the factory Kubota BX dirt bucket. These are actually the exact same bolt on bucket hook we use for our 50″ heavy duty high volume dirt bucket. The only difference is the spacer that comes with the kit when purchased for the factory bucket.
Because Kubota uses a reverse rolled lip at the top of their bucket we needed to shim the bolt-on bucket hooks up and inch to get it high enough for the hooks to be useable. So we at bxattachments.com came up with the perfect solution to fix that problem while opening up other options and flexibility for the bolt on tractor bucket hooks as well. We use high strength 1″ HDPE (high-density polyethylene) plastic spacer that we cut on our waterjet. They match the mount plate but add a slotted hole to these to allow you to use them in the center position of the bucket without having issues with the extra reinforcing plate Kubota uses at the center of the bucket for the rollback cylinder.
By using this spacer design it allows us to make one style of Bolt-on bucket hook and for the factory bucket, it also gives you the flexibility to first off, not have to use a weld-on hook for the bucket. Most people don’t want to grind on their bucket and or don’t have access to a welder. It also gives us the ability to reverse the use of bolt-on tractor bucket hooks. You can have the hooks at the top of the bucket and keep the D-ring on the inside of the bucket. But maybe you need come across a situation that the D-ring at the top would be the better option or you need the hook on the inside of the bucket. With this design, you have that flexibility to do this. Other brands on the market have the hook welded to a spacer and doesn’t give you the option to do this. Plus let’s say you have another attachment you want hooks on you can purchase just our standard bxattachments.com Bolt-on bucket hooks for those applications.
At Ai2 Products, we feel we have the most versatile and flexible bolt-on bucket hooks on the market. This is a must-have accessory for your Kubota BX tractor!!!
Michael D Montgomery (verified owner) –
I should have bought these earlier-
Just moved the garage, and had to unload several large items like my snowbolwer and my 80 gallon compressor using the tractor bucket. The way I secured the items was pretty sketchy, so I ordered these so I’ll never have to do that again.
These went in very easily, about 10 minutes for the pair. I measured the locations to center them, used a sharpie to make marks in the mount plate holes, hit the marks with a center punch, and then drilled. The Kubota bucket is mild steel and pretty easy to drill through, but I still used a 3/16 bit to start the holes and then finished with a 13/32 drill bit. A step bit would have been nicer, but I sed what I had and got them installed very fast.
Angela Ashwill –
Glad to hear it Michael! Thank you for your purchase.
Bob Scott –
Great product. I especially like the all steel extension to fit the raised edge on my pin on bucket. They are stronger than the tractor will lift. Used a short piece of chain to pull metal fence posts and dead sapplings up like butter. Great product.