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Ditch Cleaning Bucket Extender
"Does a great job cleaning drainage ditches," says William Bierman, Riga, Mich., about the extended ditch-cleaning bucket he built for his tractor loader.
The add-on bucket and frame attach to the tractor loader on his IH 656 Hydro tractor in place of a standard bucket. The frame extends the reach of the loader about 10 ft. Bucket tilt cylinders on the tractor loader are used to tilt the extended frame. The bucket on the add-on frame has its own tilt cylinder.
Bierman farms in a flatland area of Michigan with a high annual rainfall. All field tile drains into ditches that eventually fill with sediment. Some of the ditches are 6 to 7 ft. deep.
"This bucket works great, especially when combined with the IH hydro tractor because you have to maneuver back and forth constantly while cleaning out the ditch," says Bierman. He built the loader frame out of 2 in. dia. pipe.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, William Bierman, 14917 Fike Rd., Riga, Mich. 49276 (ph 517 486-2394).

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