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Self Dumping Loader Bucket Now On Market
A "made-it-myself" idea, born in a farm workshop and first featured in FARM SHOW four years ago, is now being manufactured commercially.
Invented by Bruce Johnson, Raleigh, N.C., the ejector bucket called the Doz-A-Loader picks up its load like any other bucket loader. But to dump, you simply activate a cylinder that pushes the load out the front.
"The key is a simple, trouble-free mechanism that guides the ejector blade forward and rearward, preventing dirt, snow or manure from sticking in the corners of the bucket," Johnson told FARM SHOW.
One advantage of the new-style loader is that, with the ejector blade all the way forward, it can be used as a conventional dozer blade. Johnson says it actually works better, because the side plates of the bucket act as skid shoes. When plowing snow, forexample, you don't have to worry about tearing up your driveway. And, unlike a conventional dozer, you can pick snow up and stack it.
"Another advantage is that although the bucket can dump conventionally, the load can be pushed off the bucket when dumping into a high-sided wagon or truck, enabling a small loader with limited reach to do more work," points out Johnson.
He has also incorporated the ejector system into a pull-type scraper, which allows the operator to control the amount of fill picked up, and to spread the dirt picked up more accurately since it can be ejected gradually.
The standard tractor bucket is 7 ft. wide and sells for $800.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bruce W. Johnson, Rt. 5, Box 204-I, Raleigh, N.C. 27604 (ph 919 266-0309).

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