Excavator bucket tooth replacement

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new pin stuck

A tooth broke on the bucket a while back. Getting the pin out was not that difficult since the tooth was not in the way. Getting the new one back in was a bit of a challenge. The other side was not lining up enough. Now to get it back out and try again. Not as easy as it seems. I spend a couple hours already banging away at it with hammer and steel point.

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steel pin not lining up

That was not working. Best thing to do is stop and give it some thought. I’m not under a deadline for excavator work so I can do that.

The solution I came up with was to dig out my pneumatic palm nailer and using a steel pin (bolt cut off), and tap the tooth pin back out.

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Palm nailer to tap out pin.

I did manage to get the pin out and replaced, along with another pin on another tooth. I made a short video if you are interested. See below.


Footnote to backhoe design, maybe next time install the pins vertical.

Feel free to leave your comments or questions below.


A Newfoundland born Canadian with a life long interest in woodworking, baking and anything else that peaks my curiosity.

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