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