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“Bucket Backstop” Keeps Silage From Spilling Out
Richard Tvrdy needed a way to keep silage from spilling out the back of the bucket on his skid loader as he raised it to dump feed into a bunk or wagon. So he bolted a metal grate onto the bucket to form a low-cost “backstop”.
    “I use it on my Bobcat 773. The grate extends about one foot above the bucket, which is high enough to contain most of the silage,” says Tvrdy. “My skid loader doesn’t have a cab, and in the past if I lifted the bucket too high silage would spill out onto my lap.”
    He cut up an old metal grate to size, drilled 3 holes into it and the bucket, and used 3/8-in. bolts to attach it to the bucket.
    “To enter the cab on this skid loader you have to climb over the bucket, so I bolted a 2-in. angle iron step on front of it to provide easier access,” notes Tvrdy.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Richard Tvrdy, 2150 G Avenue Rd., Wahoo, Neb. 68066 (ph 402 630-1494 or 402 642-5530; rich.maryann.tvrdy@gmail.com).

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2021 - Volume #45, Issue #3