2003 - Volume #27, Issue #1, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Reversible Dump Bucket
"It's like having a front-end loader on back of your tractor," says inventor Jack Sheperson of Gravel Switch, Ky.
The patent pending Humdigger measures 6 ft. wide, 17 in. high, and 24 in. deep. The tractor's 3-pt. hitch is used to raise or lower the bucket, while a built-in hydraulic cylinder is used to tilt it up or down.
"You can use it as a mini dozer to push or dig material; as a grader blade with the bucket tilted to grade, level or fill in holes; or as a scoop to haul dirt, gravel, etc. It actually works better than a front-end loader because it doesn't put stress on the tractor's front axle. The hydraulic dump feature is really handy and eliminates the need to fight with a manual trip lever.
Sells for $890. A 5-ft. model is also available and sells for $850.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jack Sheperson, Shep's Mfg. Inc., 205 Rollertown Rd., Gravel Switch, Ky. 40328 (ph 270 692-6024).
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