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poncho62

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I am building another front scoop for my tractors right now.....Its coming along slowly, will probably take most of the winter to do it with the cold and an unheated shop.
Got a little more done on this recently. Should be finished by spring...I hope.
 

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poncho62

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That'll be awfully useful when done! What will work/lock the tilt/dump?
Those hook pieces in the last 2 pictures lock the bucket from tilting. I pull on that rod and it dumps. The problem I am having though is when I get the bucket up like in the 2nd last pic. All the weight goes to the back and it won't dump by gravity. I have to lower it some to get it to dump. I may have to move the pivot point back some more.
 

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My favorite was my front end loader. This pic was before I swapped it to a Massey 1655 with a yanmar diesel installed. I also switched to a tilt cylinder on each loader arm, as the single in the center didn't have enough tilt force for cleaning the calf stalls easily. I also have a bucket for other duties. Since ending a life of dairy farming, and buying my Kubota, it hasn't seen much action.
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How was that 13 years ago? You’re not that old.
 

Sawdust

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Got a little more done on this recently. Should be finished by spring...I hope.
Wow i can see that being very useful. Can you show a few pics of your trigger assembly for dumping. I've looked at a few that were used on dump carts that would work if beefed up a little. Will it lock itself back once the load is dumped. I know the engineering on something like this has got to be a lot if hit & miss moments. Your having to use the gravity of a loaded & empty bucket to make it work for you. Will you be leaving this rig on this tractor.
 

poncho62

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Wow i can see that being very useful. Can you show a few pics of your trigger assembly for dumping. I've looked at a few that were used on dump carts that would work if beefed up a little. Will it lock itself back once the load is dumped. I know the engineering on something like this has got to be a lot if hit & miss moments. Your having to use the gravity of a loaded & empty bucket to make it work for you. Will you be leaving this rig on this tractor.

Here is a couple of pics. The hooks are spring loaded, so snap back into place. After dumping, you lower bucket to ground and back up, that puts it back in place. Gravity seems to be my problem when I have the bucket in the top position. Going to have to lower it a bit when dumping I think.
I have 4 of these same tractors, so should be able to use it on any of them.
 

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Sawdust

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Here is a couple of pics. The hooks are spring loaded, so snap back into place. After dumping, you lower bucket to ground and back up, that puts it back in place. Gravity seems to be my problem when I have the bucket in the top position. Going to have to lower it a bit when dumping I think.
I have 4 of these same tractors, so should be able to use it on any of them.
That's exactly what i had in mind. I was wondering if you were using two triggers welded to a cross bar to act together keeping the bucket level while moving. Two things some of the more experienced folks told me when I first got into this hobby about seven years ago. You need enough tractors to keep its own implement on to keep from changing. Have at least two or more right angle grinders for the same reason. So many times I do too much physically because I hate to change an implement for one day. I'm getting there.
 
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