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#1 DZG OFFLINE  

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Posted October 22, 2017 - 08:44 AM

https://grandrapids....6345982334.html.

Ive seen the big modern ones, but never one that would run on a paltry 30hp. Never seen one from david bradley.
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Posted October 22, 2017 - 08:52 AM

Wonder if I could make a smaller version of that? LOL


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Posted October 22, 2017 - 09:13 AM

Wonder if I could make a smaller version of that? LOL

Somebody already does. We had a thread about these several years ago. A member from South Africa was talking about using a large one to dig a pond. Someone else had a new small one and posted a pic. I talked about my earthcavator being good for short hauls.

 

A guy in town has an old tractor attachment that is now yard art. It appears to be a heavy drum in a frame that has a portion of its curved surface removed. It looks like you tow it with the opening down to scrape soil into the drum. You would then drag it to where you want to dump and release the center axle lock to unload it.  I'll try to get picks the next time I go by. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 22, 2017 - 10:12 AM

Those bottom pans are great for not only moving dirt and stone, but for building roads and driveways. That’s very cool! With practice yo7 can easily landscape a yard.

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Posted October 22, 2017 - 12:19 PM


A guy in town has an old tractor attachment that is now yard art. It appears to be a heavy drum in a frame that has a portion of its curved surface removed. It looks like you tow it with the opening down to scrape soil into the drum. You would then drag it to where you want to dump and release the center axle lock to unload it.  I'll try to get picks the next time I go by. Good Luck, Rick

That dirt moving machine is called a "Tumble Bug" .  Trip operated. Tumbles up to carry.  Then tumbles further to dump.  Had one on the farm when I was a kid but been to long ago to remember just how it worked.


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Posted October 22, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Back in the day.... sorry to ramble guys.... My Olde Deere talked about using a much smaller version with a team of percheron mares  (Nellie and Maude) to build roads and dig shallow pits to hold water on the farm. He also did work for the R.M. ( rural municipality, similar to county in the States) with it, I've forgotten the name of the drag bucket, but it was commercially made in the 1920's or a little earlier and was in common use in those times.


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Posted October 22, 2017 - 03:07 PM

My pap had 1 that looked similar to that. He used it to put our driveway in when I was a little fella. I remember him pulling it around with his old Ford 8n but getting stuck alot and had to go get the big Deutz out.  It may only take 30hp to pull But if you can't get traction forget about it.

 

He used it regularly to keep the farm roads graded. They would always wash out really bad going to the upper fields and pasture. 

 

This old Deutz will pull it no problem lol.  Same setup as paps old Deutz. He didn't use it much because it kept breaking down.

 

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Posted October 22, 2017 - 08:12 PM

wow that thing is impressive my brother is a road grader he would love something like that. I could pull it with my john deere B too well I might have to deal with some hydraulic issues but that shouldn't be too hard. I like how he said RARE multiple times!!!  :D


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Posted October 22, 2017 - 08:54 PM

Check out the Clark airborne scraper from WWII and the little dozer they used to push load it.


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Posted October 22, 2017 - 11:56 PM

Is this a smaller version? I just noticed it on CL not too far from me:

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Posted October 23, 2017 - 09:20 AM

I have an old tumblebug that I bought years ago at a farm sale. I pull it with a 5303 John Deere. It trips and rolls with a pull rope and makes your arm so sore you can’t move! Therefore it don’t get used much anymore.
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