The only issue I had with a single arm was the lateral movement of arm. If you look back you can see how I took care of that.
The bucket itself does not twist too much, granted I did not build the bucket itself, just modified it some to work with my mount. The wide double mount of the bucket arm actually works well for even lifting and dozing.
Lifting, not had an issue with twisting of the bucket. The issue I have with we will say twist, is one side of the tractor coming off the grounnd. The 2000# winch can lift more than the rear ballast of the tractor. I've learned.....I DO NOT get of tractor with load in the bucket unless its on ground first or loaded bucket is supported, like on back of trailer. I really need a weight box on the back.
If you are using the curved propane tank for the bucket, I would consider the clamshell style bucket vs a trip like mine.
Does anyone have any experience using Wel-Bilt linear actuators for this
type of application?
Tankman, sorry I never responded. I have seen people use the actuators for simliar buckets, do a search for Johnny buckets, they use actuators on their buckets/lifts. I got my winch for $49 and it can out lift an acutator by 5-6X for much cheaper plus I can uise it for other things when plow/bucket is removed. I have thought about adding and acutator on the side of bukcet to actually make it be able to have downforce for digging, but I have plans for a mini FEL for my Massey.