2023 - Volume #47, Issue #3, Page #10[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Add-On Screen Doubles Bucket Capacity
“I happened to have gravel screen with 1/4-in. rod and 1/2-in. holes,” he says.
He cut the back piece about 16 in. tall with a grinder and welded four 3 by 3 by 1/4-in. angle iron pieces on the bottom and bolted them through holes he drilled in the bucket. With that in place, he made cardboard templates for both sides. After cutting them out of the screen, he clamped the sides to the back and welded them together with angle iron.
He welded two flat 3-in. iron pieces along the bottom of the screen sides that overlap halfway on the bucket and secured each with a bolt near the bottom of the bucket. A V-cap on the top of the screen covers the sharp edges and adds rigidity and strength.
Weighing about 100 lbs., and with just six bolts, Tucker can easily take it off or put it on his skid steer in 5 min. or less.
“It more than doubles the capacity of the (1/2 cu. yd.) bucket,” Tucker says, for light loads such as snow, sawdust, and wood shavings. “And by using the mesh, I can easily see through it for driving and loading and safely look over or under it when it’s loaded.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dan Tucker, 4330 E. Wickersham Way, Wasilla, Alaska 99654 (ph 907-863-1313; email@example.com).
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