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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted December 23, 2015 - 02:41 PM

Any body got any ideas how I could extend my bucket width about 8" on each side, so it would be wide enough to plow snow with. 42" wide would be good. Tractor is 36" wide. Bucket is 26" wide. They use to do it with manure buckets years ago, on the old farm tractors. Can't remember how they did it. I want something easy to put on and off. Don't want the extra width on the summer. Thanks for any ideas.

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Posted December 23, 2015 - 02:44 PM

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Posted December 23, 2015 - 03:24 PM

Here's a picture of the snow bucket extension for the old Farmall loaders with the manure bucket.  It was just a slip on type that bolted to the sides of the bucket and had clamps or loops that slipped over the tines on the front.                   Stewart

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Posted December 23, 2015 - 04:31 PM

how about bolt on wings that funnel the snow into the bucket?


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Posted December 23, 2015 - 04:42 PM

Why use the bucket when you have the blower right next to it?  The way that loader is built with so much high framework if you get into some real wet snow a larger bucket could get you into a lot of trouble fast.  There is a reason they made the bucket that small to start with.  Pushing snow no problem but when you start lifting it  - - - -   "I can go another foot higher with no problem".  That loader scares the heck out of me.

 

Just my opinion of the situation Propane1.


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Posted December 23, 2015 - 04:56 PM

With the bucket pivots located where they are (on the side of the bucket), I think you will have a problem trying to make the bucket wider, if you still want it to dump.

 

Most loader buckets have pivot points behind the bucket, so adding width is fairly easy with those. 

 

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Posted December 23, 2015 - 05:09 PM

I agree with Chief Fan that going wider would be hazardous with the high lift frame. You could do it easily enough if you extend the bucket further forward and put you lift pivots on the back, section the bucket and put a filler in the middle.

Better still would be to make a quick attatch plate like is used on skid loaders  and get a bucket off a skid loader bucket for snow.

That would allow you to make other atttchments to fit and change easily. examples would be a manure/hay fork buckets etc.


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Posted December 23, 2015 - 05:45 PM

Forget the bucket! Take that off and mount a blade out there. Power Kings had that set-up for theirs and works well. YOu can still push snow, but then raise blade and push UP and Back on the pile to move it back farther. I built one using orig measurements and orig style push blade for PK. Sold the rig in fall, never pushed snow. Did OK on gravel drive for grading tho. You can hook the hydraulics for the dump to move blade side to side. One cylinder is mounted rigid to the frame on the PK with no problems, as you only need one to do turning.


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Posted December 23, 2015 - 05:54 PM

Just some thing to have fun with chieffan. I have three blowers in the garage. Plus a tractor, lgt100 ford, with a plow on it. This loader is homemade by myself, just to have fun with, which have had a lot of. I don't plan for it to do heavy work. Just a toy to play with. Thanks for your thoughts.

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Posted December 23, 2015 - 05:56 PM

Thanks GL. Good idea.

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Posted December 23, 2015 - 05:58 PM

Another good idea, tater195. I was thinking about that too.

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Posted December 23, 2015 - 06:54 PM

Wings or a clip on blade.
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Posted December 23, 2015 - 08:49 PM

Forget the bucket! Take that off and mount a blade out there. Power Kings had that set-up for theirs and works well. YOu can still push snow, but then raise blade and push UP and Back on the pile to move it back farther. I built one using orig measurements and orig style push blade for PK. Sold the rig in fall, never pushed snow. Did OK on gravel drive for grading tho. You can hook the hydraulics for the dump to move blade side to side. One cylinder is mounted rigid to the frame on the PK with no problems, as you only need one to do turning.

Alright I will tell one on myself. Back in 71 I worked the 12-8 shift in an all night station on the interstate.

Boss had a Ford 4wd pickup with one of those new fangled Meyers electric hydraulic plows.

I pushed the snow up to a pile raised the plow and pushed it back. Dumb kid ran too far up on the pile and snow built up behind the plow front wheels just spin..

Took about an hour to scoop it out?  be careful when you do that.


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Posted December 23, 2015 - 10:14 PM

Been there, done that! Learned a valuable lesson that day.



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Posted December 24, 2015 - 09:10 AM

Alright I will tell one on myself. Back in 71 I worked the 12-8 shift in an all night station on the interstate.
Boss had a Ford 4wd pickup with one of those new fangled Meyers electric hydraulic plows.
I pushed the snow up to a pile raised the plow and pushed it back. Dumb kid ran too far up on the pile and snow built up behind the plow front wheels just spin..
Took about an hour to scoop it out?  be careful when you do that.

My buddy did that in his 79 Ford while plowing our church lot. He rammed snow too fast with b!ade too high, truck ended up high centered with all 4 tires off ground. Took him 2 hrs to did it out.
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