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Loader-Mounted Bucked Backhoe
"People can hardly believe what they're seeing when we show it to them," says Martin Paskewitz, manufacturer's representative for the BenBucket, the unique new backhoe-like bucket that's designed to fit any conventional tractor loader that we showed you in our January-February issue.
The bucket is 5 ft. wide, holds about 1/4 cu. yard and digs most soils to a depth of about 7 ft. For digging narrow trenches, you can dig from the side. The Ben-Bucket reaches out about 10 ft. in front of the tractor, 15 ft. above it and 7 ft. below.
Besides digging or cleaning out ditches, the bucket can be used for many other tasks, such as backfilling, dozing, hauling manure and any other bucket work around the farm. Because the bucket is loaded via hydraulics, there's less tendency for the front tractor wheels to sink in.
When hauling gravel, for instance, you don't have to charge the pile as with a conventional loader. You simply drive up to it and lower the bucket into it hydraulically. Another advantage is that with its long reach it'll stretch up over the sides of lagoons, high wagons and spreaders.
The BenBucket weighs about 500 lbs. and requires only the welding of two small brackets to the existing loader for installation.
Retails for $2,200 (Canadian dollars).
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Paskeuitz Enterprises, Box 279, Headingley, Man. R0H 0J0 Canada (ph 204 864-2344 or 819 382-2396).

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