Kubota™ Quick-Attach

Some of the compact, mid-sized and larger Kubota tractors use the optional Skid Steer Quick Attach (SSQA) carrier, also called the “2 Lever Quick Coupler” by Kubota on the front end loaders. If you have this style loader bucket, then no special hooks with welded spacers are needed-many can use the regular Bolt-On Grab Hooks™ or Bolt-On Clevis Mounts™ available from the Bolt On Products page.

Please scroll down to find your style bucket and read the information provided.

Square Back Quick Attach Bucket

This style bucket uses the regular Bolt-On Grab Hooks™ or Bolt-On Clevis Mounts™ with slightly longer (1-3/4″) bolts and a special shim or spacer. Quite often on these buckets the drilled hole will split the seem underneath the top plate, the shim will fill the space and allow the washers to sit flat. The spacers are now zinc plated just like all other parts. Here is the shim installed (Click any picture to enlarge):

Please take a look at these great pictures of Steve’s “Square Back Quick Attach Bucket” (click to expand them to full size). The hooks are bolted to the large plate that runs across the top and helps make up the SSQA receiver. Because of the thickness of this top plate, and the limited room underneath the optional backing plates cannot be not used in this application. Please also note that the Hook/Clevis Combo’s (mounted back-to-back) are not compatible either.

Round Back Quick Attach Bucket

This style bucket uses the regular Bolt-On Grab Hooks™ or Bolt-On Clevis Mounts™ available from the Bolt On Products page. These pictures of Nick’s “Round Back Quick Attach Bucket” (click to expand them to full size) show how/where they are installed. The optional backing plates or “combo” kits with Clevis Mounts™ (shown below) are recommended here for the added strength.

Square Back Quick Attach Heavy Duty Bucket

This style Heavy Duty Quick Attach Bucket used on some large machines also just uses the regular Bolt-On Grab Hooks™ or Bolt-On Clevis Mounts™ available from the Bolt On Products page. Because of the thickness of this mounting area, and the limited room underneath the optional backing plates or larger USS washers (if sent) are not used in this application. Please also note that the Hook/Clevis Combo’s (mounted back-to-back) are not compatible either. M1811 is one part number used for this style bucket, there may be more.

Sub-Compact Quick Attach Bucket

Some Kubota BX1880 / BX2380 / BX2680 / BX23S Sub-Compact models with the LA340 or LA344 loader may also have a new style SSQA bucket, these buckets have a very narrow top area that will NOT accept the regular Bolt-On Grab Hooks™ or Bolt-On Clevis Mounts™ like the other SSQA buckets shown above.

Please be SURE you have the Quick-Attach style bucket shown below! If not then please follow the directions for the Pin-On style buckets, they are most likely the 1-5/8″ ones, but PLEASE verify before ordering.

Our solution for these SSQA buckets is to use the Option #1 or Option #2 Bolt-On Grab Hook™ with a welded 2-13/16″ spacer as shown on the Pin-On Style Bucket Page. The hooks are placed just inside the Quick Attach coupler as shown in the pictures below.

Special thanks to Terry B. for providing these great pictures of the option #1 Bolt-On Grab Hook™ with a welded 2-13/16″ spacer on his new BX23S.

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