BXpanded Piranha Tooth Bar
The Piranha is a multi-function attachment that one user called “An unbelievable tool that turns your BX into a 'Big Boy' excavator. The Piranha Tooth Bar slices and gouges its way through the toughest terrain converting the front loader into a weapon of mass destruction. Installs in less time than it takes to BBQ a steak -- you won't believe how easily your Piranha can chew your backyard mountain into a molehill!!"
The Piranha is the result of extensive testing and is intended for use in digging as a traditional tooth bar with the added capabilities of brush and weed clearing and landscaping and ground prep work. The multi-depth tooth pattern and its bevels and angles provide real “grabbing power” that simply eats up small trees and saplings. It’s flat backed to allow easy back dragging for smoothing or, when tilted downward, can rake out roots and grass clumps to leave a prepared seed bed.
The standard BX model provides spacing for use of the BXpanded Quick-On forks so you can haul off that debris you just chewed up!
NOT JUST FOR THE BX! The Piranha is available in different sizes on request. Applications for buckets wider than the typical sub-compact’s 46 ½ inch inside dimension might incur a reasonable additional charge. Email us at email@example.com for more info.
The Piranha is serious steel! It’s finished with tough hammered finish silver. It comes with complete easy to follow installation instructions and all necessary hardware.
Chew up your earth! Piranha
Based on previous reviews, I knew this would be a nice addition to our BX22. Wow, this has very heavy duty construction. My only install problem was not having enough step drill bits to make the 3/4" hole go quickly. Only comment is that I was surprised grade 8 bolts were not included. No complaints at all about the performance so far! Now I'm looking for digging projects!
Hesitated for a month or so. used it for 9 hours today and all I can say is wow! Changes the entire machine (BX25D) well made, easy to install, and it makes my little machine do things that I never thought it would. Rips 2 and 3 inch roots like nothing. Great for grubbing out brush and growth. Terrific tool, and an so glad I got it!
Fit like a glove and installed in no time on my L3301 66 inch bucket. Have had it about a week and have dug up several tree stumps and a row of blackberry, brambles, and scrub trees. Failed on one stump, but I don't think it was the toothbar's fault. Simply not enough tractor mass and not enough curl force for this tree. So it works up to the capacity of the L3301 and LA525. Couldn't be happier with it.
It's been a year now and the tooth bar has been all that it's said to be. I own a small bx 23. Originally I didn't like the looks of the smiley face my bucket was getting . after looking around and speaking with various manufacturers. I came upon this tooth bar. We have two and a half acres of what it called glacier rock. I dig and dig and dig. This bar is strong and suitable for this machine . I couldn't imagine what it would do on a larger machine. I am an industrial mechanic by trade (32 years) and I know a good product. Thank you for selling me this I would recommend it to anyone. Extremely versatile for all needs. 500 hrs and not a bend or break in it. Thankyou
Just got it 4/15/16 put it on man this thing works awesome turned my bucket into a digging machine 3032 john deer tractor
Only wish I had bought this before I dug a garden. I have used it for several projects for the past year and I wouldn't hesitate to buy it now knowing how much time and tractor abuse it saves. It also cuts off small trees very well right at ground level. I was very surprised how well it cleared ground cover. I rarely take it off the bucket. I also use it with the BXpanded BX forks which are also a 5 star item.
I bought the piranha bar and put it on in about an hour, and I was really impressed. I was able to strip turf and dig in a way that I didn't expect to one able to, and it obviously reinforces the bucket edge. I have my eye on some other stuff in this catalogue!
Finally had a good opportunity to really use my bucket with the Piranaha Teeth blade installed. First let me say installation was easy. Just follow the instructions and you won't have any problems. And shouldn't take very long. Now back the using it. I was absolutely shocked in the difference. I'd didn't have one on my former BX. My new BX is the same model so no differences there. The ease at which the bucket now slices through the ground is awesome. Goes right in without having to put a steep angle on the bucket. Tends to maintain its depth better and simply breaks off small roots and stuff that give a bucket without this trouble. I highly recommend this product. Very well made, easy to install, make an incredible difference in bucket performance.
Wow. Easy installation. Great fit. Works perfectly. Creates a much improved digging ability.
Wow , I can really dig with my bucket now. Waste your time or buy this. Super tough , I hit a man hole riser at full speed plowing ice and the teeth didn't bend. The bar was in better shape then I was. No bs review I am a ase master with 30 years.
I had my tooth bar I year it is very good I have a Kubota MX5100 . IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A TOOTH BAR YOU NEED ONE
Very easy to install and works great, I have been taking out a lot of cat tails and small brush
In a word WOW. Ordered on Monday, delivered Friday a.m. to Bufallo NY, got it home to Canada by 3:00 p.m. By 4:30 it was installed, by 6:00 I had dug a 20 foot by 20" footing in solid clay, ripped out a redundant gas line, taken out a garden full of dead hedges and was finished my first beer. In a nutshell, best $300 Cdn I've ever spent.
Excellent product. If you are thinking about buying this and are not sure yet let me help you. Stop thinking and just buy it. I have owned my BX since 2007 and have over 600 hrs on it. If I had had this on there from the beginning I might only have 300hrs on it. This bar is amazing. It drastically changed how my loader digs. I live in the desert in Colorado and the soil here is like concrete. Even the backhoe has trouble breaking out soil. The bucket now digs and breaks through the soil. A real time saver to not have to use the backhoe to break the surface loose then go back with the loader. The bar also levels and grades very nicely. Busts out rock and slag very well too. I probably have 20 hrs use on it now moving tons of rock and slag and soil. Hardly a sign of wear on the paint. Built very well, finished very well.
Extremely fast delivery,completely in awe of this Piranha Bar. Amazing how this performs, exactly and more so than stated in description. I am so sorry I didn't know about this earlier.I know my hard work will be much easier using this. Many praises, highly recommend.
Very strong and functional enhancement to the FEL. Turns it into a digging and uprooting machine! Be sure to wear some heavy duty gloves when installing. It's not called the piranha for nothing.
Excellent addition to any bucket!! High Quality - great expansion of the bucket versatility! Can actually dig now with my bucket. Excellent Value. Now looking at More BXpanded products!!
Just got my piranha tooth bar for my 2014 bx25d today. Been waiting like a kid for Christmas. Shipped fast. And provide email when shipped with tracking #.Installed in a short period of time. I personally used progessively larger drills as I did not have a step drill. I drilled out the holes to 5/8" at which point the bolts fit so I apoted not to drill it out to the recommended 3/4". Took my tractor out to where I am digging a pond. I could immediately could tell a big differce in the ablitity to be able to dig with the front loader. Just to be sure it was not just excitment of having something new i pull the piranha back off and tried digging in the same area with just the bucket. It was not my imagination. The piranha digs better,gets heaping buckets full of dirt in half the time with half the effort. My digging ability is now only limited by the power of the tractor. Can't wait to get my next product from this company.
Really heavy duty and easy to install. Used steeped drill bits which worked great.
What a great addition to my tractor. I have very rocky soil. Literally changed the usefulness of my bucket.
quick ship , great product , took 20 min. to install , fit like a glove , great addition to my BX1860 ,. ex. quality , put it right to work after installed " ""really gives that little machine some teeth"". Made in the USA !!!!
Awesome product I wount take it off my bucket . For sub compac tractor there is noting I can't tear up .
day 2 dug all day and worked great.
just got the tooth bar it will accent my bx nicely !
Yes you will need to drill two holes to install the tooth bar. I missed that detail when I ordered it. Hope to have it in action tomorrow. A live person did return my email after 8:00 at night!
GREAT PRODUCT. Quality and fit are great. Picked it up at the factory.brought it home and had it on and working in minutes. Took longer to pull the tools to put it on the bucket than to install. Should have gotten years ago.great upgrade for BX23. Digs, scrapes, back blades and eats saplings!
Customer service is world class. Great being able to buy this product from a NC local business. After seeing other products came home with bucket hooks and underbelly plate alsoall great quality and easy to install.
Heading back for backhoe thumb.
I removed a huge hill under my deck about 8' high by 14' wide, would not have been able to do it withouth these. Easy to install and BXpanded always gets back to you quick if you have a question.
The service was great with the shipping the order out. Installed the bar in 30 min. I used it for about a hour and half. It was good at digging and I would highly recommend this product if you have a tractor. Will be purchasing more products in the future. Good job BXpanded
Best money I ever spent digs very well top quality. It was easy to install. And the price was not bad
Very easy to install and friendly, knowledgeable staff that will answer questions you may have. As for the tooth bar. "weapon of mass destruction" accurately describes it. I had used the FEL on my BX25 a bit prior to installing it. After install I would guess I am getting digging done about x3 faster. Main use is for saplings(4 acre of them). Float bucket, adjust tilt where you want to start ripping them out, press forward pedal. Most of mine are 1/2" to 1 1/2" around. I was able to take out ones up to 4" with a little finesse. Bar is very beefy, and I have no worry at all about ending up with a sagging cutting edge. Thank you BXpanded, product was better than I had even hoped for!
just got my ptb bar it is amazing Clearing off saplings next to my garden that had growed up!! %uD83D%uDE0E%uD83D%uDE0E
I just wanted to add my two cents Canadian.
The PTB exceeded my expectations! Well designed, very heavy duty, and very reasonably priced! Delivery to Alberta was no problem, right to my door! I'm also very pleased with the hitch & bucket hooks as well! Really well designed items that make my BX2370 that much better!
Even better, Harry and staff are polite & helpful, & great to deal with! Oh yeah, real instructions! Not Swedish cartoons! Buy an inexpensive step drill (as suggested in the instructions) and you will have your PTB half installed by the time the UPS driver leaves?
This tooth bar is a great addition to the BX. If you have been thinking about buying one, go ahead. You will be glad you did.
Amazing to see the bucket stripping the bark off of downed saplings. Having the PTB makes uprooting saplings soo much easier as the PTB will bite into the wood and then you can push/drive forward and rip the roots out of the ground. No digging required! Also gives a nice bit of extra reach and grab when removing dead branches up high- dangerous work but done thoughtfully and carefully (from the side) with help from the PTB and I don't cringe quite as much.
Hardly need to review based on all the rest. But it is no doubt the best addition to my BX. Turns the FEL/Bucket into a digger. I have no doubt after using it for about 200hrs it has saved my bucket and still is in excellent shape. Can't recommend enough.
I purchased the PTB for my little BX1500. All I can say is WOW! It has truly transformed my BX. It is especially good at ripping out bittersweet and poison ivy vines hanging from trees by raising the bucket up high, curling it forward and pulling the vines down with the teeth. Also works great for digging up small stumps and brush by the roots. Plucking up stones with the factory cutting edge was a waste of time, not anymore. I've been cleaning up along stone walls and all over the property. This thing is bulletproof! Awesome!
Purchased the PTB back in August for my Kubota B3300su. Wow, what a difference it made! Before it was installed I had difficulty breaking into dry sod/ground- now it slides right in. So precise- feel like I can peel the skin off an apple with it. Installation was easy. Hardest part was finding a 3/4" drill bit. Seemed like every home center and hardware store were out of them. Also, the silver color of the bar matches the silver in the Kubota decals. Nice.
Guess I need to buy one Thanks all reviewers.
If you have a FEL on your tractor do yourself a HUGE favor and but this attachment. It GREATLY enhances bucket strength while allowing to grade and load much easier. How many sagging buckets have you seen on small tractors because they were used to lift or pull something? Well this attachment will greatly reduce that problem. It's strong enough to even cut medium sized Mountain Laurel! That's amazing because that stuff is tough as nails.
Bottom line is you will not regret investing in this attachment imo!
Wow, great add-on for my BX25D. Was easy to install and fit perfect. Used for the first time tonight and was really impressed how well it digs into the ground opposed to just the straight edge on the bucket. This blade will definitely get a lot of use. It's heavy duty, made really well and should last a long time. Not to mention it will add life to the bucket. Well worth the price and shipping cost. I recommend it.
I should have bought this years ago. Man this thing will chew up some ground. I bought mine last week and since then have not been off my tractor. I built a small pond to see if I could do it then started clearing some more of my property. REALLY impressed with it.
Great attachemnt ! Only thing that would have made it better would to have bought it when I bought my tractor. Saves time and fuel, if you are thinking about it , just do it.
Another very satisfied customer. I think the piranha tooth bar is incredibly useful. I tore through bamboo roots and concrete with it, something I simply could not have done with the bucket's straight edge. It also serves to protect and stiffen that edge.
AWSOME!! I bought Piranha tooth bar and it is AWSOME! I have put it thru everything i could in 8 weeks and it has beat all expectations. Makes my BX23 loader an angry monster. No more issues bouncing off mounds of B2 modified for road work, cuts right thru and you get a full load. No issue with dirty clay fill with rocks, cuts in again. Topsoil and anything light does not stand a chance. No issues with straight clean � drainage stone. No issue with rock mounds and boulders. I have back dragged .5 mile dirt road with teeth and then redid with back of bar. Straight edge leaves nice flat result and I used much less new stone then without. Made trails in single pass thru deep underbrush, again AWSOME!!. Removed 100 feet railroad tie retaining wall with precision. Snuck teeth in between layers removed 3-4 rows at time. Moved and slammed into 1000lb boulders to make rock wall. The bar never shuttered once and is as bad as the day i put it on. I thought for sure after all those boulders and slammingpushing them thru woods it would tear this up, not even a dent. Sheared pin for 4 wheel drive u joint from front drive shaft and bar is still as mean as it was out of the box. Strips sod with scary accuracy and removed large swaths of grass, intact and replanted. Makes your bucket actually DIG and do what you thought you might be able to. This is must own for all compact tractors and I have recommended to all friends. I did have severe smiley face on my bucket before install and was too much. Slammed bucket into tree nicely a few times to reshape and except bar install. Did need to some extended hammering with hand sledge, but that%u2019s because I beat the living heck out of my stuff when using. 10 out of 10 for me and no brainer purchase ,,trust me you will be very pleased, not to mention great Customer service.
This tooth bar seriously amplified the digging ability of my tractor. It is a snap to install, a snap to remove, and is heavy duty and robust. What was taking hours to dig before installing got finished in a fraction of the time without it. Clay, rocks, roots. doesn't matter.this design tears through it.
The tooth bar has been useful for many tasks. Ripping brush and skimming off sod, certainly are easy with this product. But I also found it useful for raking out a truck load of compost in a field. Drawing back with this attached, and using the fingers of it as a rake worked exceptionally well, and helped make short work of the task.
This bar is heavy duty and sharp. Makes brush removal easy and fast. I've used it this winter for snow removal, clearing ditches and scraping the driveway. Don't know if I'll ever remove it. Highly recommend.
Just got my Tooth Bar, took me longer to open the box than it did to put it on....going to put it to work doing something a bit different tomorrow....clearing all this ice we have up here in the North country from my driveway and walkway....well built and thought out..
The toothbar is fantastic. It made a world of difference digging compared to the bucket itself. The quality of the product is second to none, the instructions where well written and worked like a charm. This thing will last a lifetime. The Best part of the entire transaction was working with Harry over the phone and email. His customer service is by far the best I've ever experienced.
I have to say that this is one the best purchases I have ever made! The quality of the material and the craftsmanship is fantastic! The best part is taht it works extremely well. My L4200 can do things now that were impossible with the smoothe bucket lip and Harry is a class guy to deal with on top of everything else! great people and great product, Thanks Harry, JM.
Awesome improvement to my B2320! It truly is not just for BX's. We have seen improvement in every phase of using FEL, without any significant decrease in lifting power. Before PTB, we were frustrated with using FEL for landscaping, driveway maint., and removing brush. With PTB it's a much more able tool! Our chain-on bucket forks fit over it without any problems after slight modification to upright brackets. Harry was excellent to work with, and the price can't be beat for the build quality and sturdiness of the PTB. Digs, rakes, smooths, clears brush, and still cuts roots like butta! It even straightened out the curve in our bucket edge.
Ordered it Mon. received it on Wed. can't beat that !
All I can say is this tooth bar is built like my BX 2670 and both are built to LAST !!!!!! amazed at the solid constructed one piece steel at 1/2" thick. My bucket will bend before the BXpanded tooth bar ever will...and it will give reinforcment to the bucket as well. Looked at a lot of tooth bars on line and then spotted the BX bar and looked at its design and concluded that its one piece tooth and bar is far superior to all other tooth bars. the 300.00 plus dollars was well spent on a high quaility U.S.A. PRODUCT..............
The hardest thing about installing the toothbar is getting the target stickers off the paper backing. Once I did that 20 minutes later it was on the tractor, 20 minutes later I was hauling a pile of brush and small trees to the dump. Great tool!
Installed pretty easily. Used a 3/4in twist drill after a pilot hole was drilled. The drilling took awhile but no problems. Toothbar is everything I needed, digs in rocky hard soil, scoops up gravel, dirt with ease. I will leave it on permanently. I would rather wear it out than have to replace or weld a new lip to the bucket. Best purchase for my BX to date!
I have to say this is one of the best attachments I have even purchased for my bx. Fit and finish are excellent and after using it to clear trees and brush then rake the ground I feel like it opens a whole new world of tractor possibilities . Harry was great to deal with and I would recommend bxpanded products to everyone. Thanks again Harry.
Fast shipping. I received the piranha tooth bar for my b2320 fit like a glove. what a product, now my bucket has become useful ? thanks Harry
Got it today and cleard about 200 feet of fence line full of volunteers. This thing is too cool, now my loader is a really good blade. Together with my box grader I'm on my way to install 1,000 feet of fence through a Washington State jungle (they don't call it evergreen for nothing). Great product!
If you have a front end loader, and you don't have this attachment for it. Then stop reading all these great, and honest reviews, and ORDER YOU ONE FOR YOUR LOADER. You will Thank me for the advise if we were to ever meet. Words can't explain just how great this attachment from Bxpanded really is. We own a Turf Maintenance business, and I have done any, and everything there is to do with this attachment. From grading yards, to cutting sod out. Truth fully you want be disappointed. Another GREAT product from the Bxpanded product line. Hope you heed my advice.
Great tooth bar.Ordered on Fri got it on Mon. Worked with it on my property cleared out brush sapplings
Well I reviewed this when I first bought it.. I been using the heck out of it for 11 months now.. It still looks new,other than scratches.. I cant believe what a difference it has made to my little tractor.. Its worth every penny !!! Thank you BXpanded!!!!
I bought this back in August of 2012 for my 32 HP John Deere 3320 with a 73 inch bucket. Reading the reviews this sounded like a great idea, but I was a bit worried that the teeth would bend or break. I've had it 5 months now and it is still in A-1 shape! I've used it to dig out some rocks of various sizes and the teeth work great to pop the rock out of the ground. It works 100% awesome for removing small trees and brush. They stick between the teeth and and get plucked right out of the ground, roots and all. Anyone who does any digging will love this, the aggressive teeth dig right in. Anyone who has a buck needs this tooth bar. You will find a use for it! By the way, their customer service was outstanding and the delivery was quick and reasonably priced!
I just bought my Piranah Tooth Bar two days ago, and it already arrived at my home in Upstate NY!
BXPanded's staff was spectacular during this purchase! They quickly responded to my questions about fit for my Massey Ferguson GX2600, made some suggestions about which way to go, and managed t get my Piranha out that day, even though I ordered very late!
Craftsmanship of the product, when it arrived, was excellent. Instructions were clear, and I had it installed on my bucket in less than 15 minutes! I gave it a quick test against some underbrush and saplings that I had been clearing out with the bucket, alone, and the Piranha made the job go much more easily!
Fantastic product, fantastic customer service. I would definitely buy from BXPanded, again, and would absolutely recommend the Piranha to anyone else!
Holy cow! This thing is aggressive! I installed it on my BX24. I have since been taking down small trees
I could not be more pleased with the service and fit of the BXpanded line. The Piranha bar is excellent, and the Under Armor should have been stock on every tractor. So simple, but so effective. I still don't know how they shipped the products to me so fast?
I purchased this along with many other items. It is great. high quality and EASY to install. The step drill bit makes the install simple. When you do not need it, simply remove the two bolts and pull it away. If you need mroe bite, get this tooth bar.
I am very happy with the Piranha tooth bar on my BX25. I have been moving brush piles that sat for four years, then digging the top 8 to 10 inches of dirt from under the pile and using it to enhance soil where I am planting fruit trees and grape vines. How much did I pay for it? I don't remember. That's how it is with things that work out really well. The memory of the price of things that are poorly done leave a lasting bitter taste. I just smile when I think of how much I like the Piranha blade. Harry, thank you.
Fast shipping, great quality. The bar fit my bucket like a glove. Works great in rocky soil and I can still back drag. This is really a great product!
A great option. This should be standard with the BX. I don't think I will ever remove it. If you need to clear brush, this will pay for itself the first week. The bucket still fits on the dolly just fine too.
Piranha bar and slip hooks. I was very impressed with the service at BXpanded and the speed of delivery of my piranha bar and the bucket slip hooks. The bar is very well-made, fits perfectly (I suggest using a step drill to drill the two holes for the mounting bolts) , looks good and is great for digging (and scraping through the ice that is still (!) in much of my roadway). The bucket hooks were ridiculously easy to attach and, as stated on the webpage, are very easy to reposition on the bucket. All in all, I am very satisfied with both purchases. Harry Clearman, at BXpanded was very helpful, replied promptly to emails, and got my order processed and shipped very fast. I highly recommend BXpanded.
Its pritty good.. Alot better at digging, than it was.. Built really well..I think it will last a Long Long time...Worth about 300.00 after shipping.. Hard to say... Cons... none so far...
I installed the Piranha tooth bar and now am scared to take it off, this thing is terrifying! I have to say it is the best tooth bar I have seen. Thanks once again BXpanded.