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#1 Greasy6020 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 01, 2017 - 08:38 PM

Looking into getting one of these things, handbombing the chicken pen out sucks. I'll probably find more uses for it after

Now that I think, this should fit on my mom's old cub cadet ltx1045 if I track it down...
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Posted October 01, 2017 - 08:43 PM

That it will tear up the front axle of that Cub in about 30 minutes.
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Posted October 01, 2017 - 09:07 PM

ditch fill


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Posted October 01, 2017 - 09:53 PM

ditch fill


You're saying the scoop thing is ditch fill?

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Posted October 01, 2017 - 10:24 PM

pretty much.

 

If you really take it easy with the scoop it should be OK but they were made to sell,  not to actually use.


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Posted October 01, 2017 - 11:19 PM

    I found one of those at a G Sale, $50. Mounted it on a craftsman 3000. Had a pile of dirt that I had moved close to the house with my 8n front loader. Needed to move that dirt into an area with restricted access. I used the scoop to move the dirt. Pushing in to the pile I could get about as much dirt as I could lift with the operating handles into the scoop. To make it work I at times had to operate both handles at the same time. the bucket tilt would not lock in if the bucket was not lifted with the other handle. When I had the lift adjusted to scrape the top of the ground the dump function was difficult to accomplish. Attempting to back blade as you can with a front loader is a two handed operation for a contortionist and not very effective. But it can be accomplished. Spent about an hour moving a yard of dirt and don't think i was much more sore than I would have been using a wheelbarrow. All in all I am not unhappy with my $50 investment. I have a lot of rocks on my property and and find it -good for moving them to a rock pile. All this said for the chicken pen a back blade would likely be more effective especially if you are using a bedding material. once the material has been loosened up the scoop might be used to scoop and transport it for disposal. you would need a wall to push it up against to force it into the bucket. With time patience and planning they can be a useful implement.  If you are short on any one of those three requirements, or are thinking front loader you are wasting time and money.  Don 


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Posted October 01, 2017 - 11:29 PM

Have to agree on this one.  They are pretty much worthless. They only lift about 3 inches and they do not dump very well with a full load.

 

Here watch this. lol

 


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Posted October 02, 2017 - 03:59 AM

And they are called a "Johnny Bucket", although Johnny Bucket may be a brand name.


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Posted October 02, 2017 - 05:19 AM

I just finished building something similar. I made the bucket smaller than the one you show. It lifts with the hydraulic deck lift, wont lift a lot, but is useful....Built from scrap metal I had around. So far so good. Unloaded this trailer of manure with it

 

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Posted October 02, 2017 - 07:22 AM

I've thought about building one. Sure would be handy to move dirt/gravel around.


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Posted October 02, 2017 - 07:25 AM

A Jonny Bucket is a much better built and designed unit. I have a home made unit that is made for the back of my ACs and Simplicitys. The plans for it are on  www.simpletractors.net  . I dont use mine because turning my neck gets painfull real quick. I intend to adapt it to the front someday. Good Luck, Rick

 

 

Here is what we have  http://gardentractor...t-bucket-plans/


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Posted October 02, 2017 - 08:22 AM

I had one of the Sears units, bought it for $75 still in the boxes. I threw most of it away and adapted a longer mount to raise to 36” and used a winch to raise and lower it, had a rope dump. The Bucket itself is ok for a couple hundred pounds.

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Posted October 02, 2017 - 03:30 PM

I've thought about building one. Sure would be handy to move dirt/gravel around.

 

 

Got an old Sears suburban plow laying around?  Would be a good start on a home made johnny bucket with the way the plow lifts straight up. They don't tilt back and up like most of the other brands plows do.


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Posted October 02, 2017 - 04:41 PM

I just finished building something similar. I made the bucket smaller than the one you show. It lifts with the hydraulic deck lift, wont lift a lot, but is useful....Built from scrap metal I had around. So far so good. Unloaded this trailer of manure with it

 

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Cool Beans!


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Posted October 02, 2017 - 05:01 PM

I had one of the Sears units, bought it for $75 still in the boxes. I threw most of it away and adapted a longer mount to raise to 36” and used a winch to raise and lower it, had a rope dump. The Bucket itself is ok for a couple hundred pounds.

    Got plans/pictures/drawings/more information? Don


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