2008 - Volume #32, Issue #4, Page #10[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Tractor Scoop Finger Extensions
Leighton wanted the ability to lift 1,500-lb. loads safely and securely, but he knew that other times he wouldn't need or want forks on his bucket.
"I designed, constructed and regularly use three 4-ft. removable fingers on the tractor scoop, and really like the convenience and security it affords me," he says. "They're made from used 2 3/4 by 48-in cold rolled pipes, and I welded iron blocks on the end of the fingers for quick attachment to the scoop's fingers, in a position allowing them to easily slide under a standard pallet."
Leighton used blocks on the top and bottom of the scoop lip for anchoring the fingers. The top ones are 1 1/2-in. sq. by 6 in. and the bottom ones are big enough to drop a pin through. All are made from scrap iron.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Maurice R. Leighton, 6560 Lindberg Ave., Placerville, Calif. 95667 (ph 530 626-0965).
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