2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #100[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
Mini Dump Bucket Mounts On ForkliftThree years ago, we featured “The Scoop” made by Jim Potts (Vol. 32, No. 5) for mounting on a tractor 3-pt. hitch. Now he has come out with a model to fit forklifts, ready to hook up to hydraulics or a 12-volt battery.
“This works good for a guy that needs a front-end loader once in a while, but you don’t want to tie up a lot of money,” says the Lubbock, Texas, entrepreneur.
The Scoop is made of 1/4-in. steel and sells for $4,000 including delivery. Without the hydraulic pump unit, the cost is $3,450. Potts typically makes The Scoop 15 in. deep by 36 in. wide, but says he will customize the size to match the forklift and meet OSHA regulations.
The Scoop hooks up quickly with adapters that slip on to the forklift forks and a safety chain.
Potts has an auto glass business and uses it to fill holes in his parking lot and for other small jobs.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jim Potts, 2204 Ave. J, Lubbock, Texas 79411 (ph 806 765-7877; jimpottsautoglass.com).
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