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"Auto Dump" Bucket For ATV's, Garden Tractors
Putting a loader on an ATV or garden tractor, or lawn tractor is an idea whose time has come, says Westendorf Mfg.
    The "auto dump" loaders quick-tach to any brand or model ATV, garden tractor, or lawn tractor up to 20 hp, with or without a 3-pt. hitch. The bucket mounts on front of an ATV or lawn tractor and can be either front or rear-mounted on garden tractors. Models are available to raise the bucket 3, 4, or 5 ft. high.
    The bucket operates off the machine's battery and bolts to its frame. A single switch is used to raise, dump, and reset the bucket.
    A "clam shell" bucket for hauling grass clippings and leaves is also available.
    "We offer a wide variety of attachments for the bucket," says Matt Westendorf. "It can be removed in less than five minutes by removing three pins. The bucket's mounting brackets don't interfere with belly-mounted mowers, so you don't have to remove the mower in order to use the bucket."
    The company has also introduced a new forklift, blade, and boom designed for its add-on 3-pt. hitch called the Power Point Converter. "The blade hinges in the middle so you can use it as a flat blade or a V-plow," says Westendorf. "The forklift can be used to move pallets and boxes, etc. The boom can be used to move engines, etc. We also offer extended lift poles that can be used to move picnic tables and garbage bins, etc.," he notes.        The auto-dump bucket and mounting brackets sell for about $500. The Power Point Converter sells for about $600.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Westendorf Mfg. Co. Inc., Box 29, Onawa, Iowa 51041 (ph 712 423-2762; fax 712 423-1460; website: www.westendorfmfg.com).

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2003 - Volume #27, Issue #3