Welding Bucket Edge

Hello, got a proforge heat treated bucket edge to weld on to a 7ft 6 grain bucket. Going to use the stick welder for the job and was wanting to check rod type. I am under the impression i want to be using 7018 low hydrogen rods for this? Also any other tips? Going to tack weld plenty of bars off the bucket floor to clamp the edge to to stop it warping etc . Any need to pre heat bucket edge? Thanks
 

Triangle

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Dorset
7018 or mig is low hydrogen im led to believe we tacked eather end the did 6" segments not to have heat chase me hadnt come of bucket sees abuse was my erly years miging so a mate poped over gave me pointers im shure pre heat would help but i didnt and got away fine im shure others will know better thats my experience it worked bok of 7018's are still hanging around as didnt ahve mig when orderd it all . Dont piticulary recommend spaldings edges for ware life tho
 

milkloss

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Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
Preheat for sure. If you wear the edges out quickly then I'd consider welding on a predrilled edge so you can use bolt on edges going forwards. Bolt on edges are reversible too so double wear on those As well as being more durable than a weld on edge.
 

bumkin

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Mixed Farmer
Location
pembrokeshire
Its a T### of a job but welding new one back on a pleasure.
many years ago I tried cutting the bucket edge off with a grinder and bugered it up so reverted to the gas ax then ran out of gas in a fit of peak and resorted to a chisel for the last six inches it had a 3.5-inch wide blade and I was giving it some gip with the sledge the chisel sprang back out and hit me in the face from just below the nose across my cheek it went through i had to have stitches inside and out
 
many years ago I tried cutting the bucket edge off with a grinder and bugered it up so reverted to the gas ax then ran out of gas in a fit of peak and resorted to a chisel for the last six inches it had a 3.5-inch wide blade and I was giving it some gip with the sledge the chisel sprang back out and hit me in the face from just below the nose across my cheek it went through i had to have stitches inside and out
times like that you need to know when its pub oclock:X3:
 

KB6930

Member
Location
Borders
Last couple we've had done they left a strip of the old 1 at the back to give strength and to stop warping it'll be a right pain cutting through a face plate tho
 

mo!

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
York
Bolt on every time. We have two now and I wouldn't consider a bucket that isn't bolt on. Lots more strength on the edge and a doddle to put a new edge on. All pros, no cons (except cost)
 

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