After seeing the pics member gtscreg posted here, I did a little investigating about the scoop tote. Found they were built by a company named JRCO and came in several sizes with different attachments. I found pics of a brochure and assembled them into a PDF which I uploaded here. Needing something to keep me occupied, I have started drawing up plans for one of these. Mine will be similar, but different. They offered these in 3 widths, 32", 42", and 50". There were 4 models, a 200 (32"), a 250 (42"), a 251 (42") (Cat 0 &1) and a 300 (50") (Cat 0 & 1). I have decided to make mine to the model 251 dimensions, only 50" wide. This will keep the weight down when the bucket is full (around 3.75 cu. ft.).
Here's a couple pics of what I have for the bucket. I chose the colors so you folks could have a better view of them.
On the bottom view, I added extra wear strips of 1/4" flat. The Yellow sides are 1/8" (close to 10 gauge). I hope to use a 3/4" pin for it to pivot/dump.
This is not a build thread as yet. Just a place to put the drawings and get you folk's feed back/ thoughts on building one of these. If you would like to build one, read the PDF to see what you want yours to be like. Then add whatever comments about your tote. I may be able to help with plans/drawings, just give me time to do them.