I bought a dandy little 530 hoe over the weekend. Belonged to an older fellow, and he was meticulous on it's care. All pins and bushings are good and tight. Engine purrs like a kitten, and the clutch and brakes are in real good shape. Stil has original paint, and not bad, considering it's a 40+ year old machine.
It has a 24" digging bucket, but would like to find a 12" and maybe a 30" smooth edge ditching bucket for it too.
I found other posts similar to mine, but no real confirmation as to other model hoe bucket's fitting. Will buckets from a later model 580 fit it?
I called Case's Customer Assistance number yesterday, who told me to call my local Case dealer, on the subject. I called them, and the parts guy really couldn't confirm that other models fit. Even gave him the 12" bucket part number listed on their site, hoping it would cross reference to what all it would fit. That didn't work either.
Are there any of the guy's that posted questions about their 530's on here, found anything??
There are some pretty good deals on used buckets here and there, and I do have the tools to make new ears for a bucket.. Just trying to save myself some work, if I run across an old 580, or whatever bucket may fit.
Any help would be appreciated...