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#1 toppop52 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 18, 2014 - 10:46 AM

Now I make no claims as to any superiority of my home modified unit, just info. My current setup is a Swisher bucket designed for ATV's, using a 1750 lb Warn winch with a snatch block to both increase load rating and slow the unit to normal, usable speed and smooth operation. It digs as well as the Johnny Bucket on my Craftsman, or would if it had  a toothbar, coming soon. There is no down pressure but I'm working on that as well. But for what I do with it 95% of the time, down pressure is not needed. Moving loose materials, hauling tools and materials to my job site, back dragging, etc... It will lift to 32", the Johnny only about 11", that allows me to load over the sides of my trailer and makes it much more usable.

 

I also have the same winch on the rear sleeve hitch and it will lift my double gang disc set with cinder block weights to 8" off the ground. Or the blade in the picture  a couple of feet.

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Edited by toppop52, April 18, 2014 - 10:49 AM.

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Posted April 18, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Nice


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Posted April 18, 2014 - 12:27 PM

Now that IS nice, can have a sort-of loader and yet not big and take up all the room and be in way, comes off to use tractor w/out easy. Yep!  I could see one of those. Some company's have those, but like said, barely lift. Yours seems nicer to go that high.


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Posted April 18, 2014 - 12:36 PM

I can pull one clip and slide out a pin, unhook the cable and it's off in about 60 seconds.



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Posted April 18, 2014 - 01:10 PM

That's a nice setup. :thumbs: Any chance of a few closeup pictures of the the lifting mechanism and mounting points?


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Posted April 18, 2014 - 03:08 PM

A mini loader rather than a scoop which increases the usefulness a lot! Well done! 


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Posted April 18, 2014 - 03:57 PM

Ok now, you need to post better pics of the setup :poke:


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Posted April 18, 2014 - 04:13 PM

That is nice! I have a Johnny bucket and it is going to be modified to lift to 32 inches or more with down pressure also. I am interested in seeing more pictures of the mounting, lifting and dumping mechanisms.

 

 

 

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Posted April 18, 2014 - 05:09 PM

Nice set-up toppop52! :thumbs:


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Posted April 18, 2014 - 08:56 PM

I'll get some pics up over the weekend, I was able to use some tractor mounting points and create one. The way it's mounted, the bucket levels it's self side to side when one front wheel is lower than the other, an unexpected benefit of using the leaf spring mounts deigned or the going to the front wheels of an ATV. But cut way short to fit the pivot mount on the Wizard where the front of the deck, or a dozer blade would mount. I also cut about 3/4 of the backbone mount that runs under an ATV and mounts at the rear, and just used enought to get the alignment I wanted. It will easily lift me at 250. I know most of this makes little sense without pics, I'll get them up soon. Thanks for the compliments.




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