"Will This Bucket Fit My Machine?"
Buckets can fit a variety of makes and models of machines. To verify that a bucket will fit your machine, two measurements are required. First, your pin diameter, shown as "A" in the illustration above. Some machines have different pin sizes for the front and rear pins, so be sure to measure both. If your pin size is smaller, that is acceptable as bushings can be fabricated to assist in fitting. Second, the dipper or stick width is required. This is the width between the ears of the bucket, shown as "B" in the illustration above. Just like with the pins, if the bucket is a little wider than your dipper, that is acceptable, as spacers can be fabricated to assist in the appropriate fitting.