Filling Potholes With The Johnny Bucket Sr. 101
Posted September 22, 2012 - 01:51 PM
First, get some stone dust or graded base. I got way more than I need because delivery is free for 10 tons.
Line up the tractor with the bucket parallel to the ground.
I found it much better to ease into the pile. Plowing in just made me spin the tires.
Here's the first trick I learned. As I move slowly into the pile, I palm BOTH hydraulic levers up at the same time. This lifting and scooping seems to load the Johnny Bucket the best.
Bring your load out to your pothole(s). My driveway is 600', so it's a bit of a trip with the load. Make no mistake, this stuff is heavy! It makes it very hard to turn with my 317's manual steering. Try and plan turns for while you're moving.
My technique for unloading is to tip the bucket until it just starts to pour, then move backwards slowly while dumping the load.
To smooth the drive I back blade the load. I found that back blading with the JB Sr. at a right angle to the ground worked nicely but dug a lot of stuff up. I learned later to put maybe a 60* angle on the bucket, throw the raise and lower lever into float, and just back up slowly to get a nice smooth finish.
The finished product (picture taken from the helm).
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P.S. Cover that pile if you don't use it up quickly, rain will pack it pretty easy, and make it a little harder to work it.
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