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Giant Loader Buckets
Manitoba farmer Ernie Yarema likes to do things in a big way so he got impatient with the size of loaders built for his farm tractors. He went out and made one big loader bucket and bought another one.
First he added 21/2 ft. extensions to either end of a Leon 8-ft. wide bucket using various pieces of plate steel and angle iron bracing. "It works beautifully for moving snow," says Yarema, who mounts the 13-ft. wide bucket on a 155 hp tractor.
He also bought what he calls a "poor man's" industrial loader. He paid $900 for a big front-end loader fitted with a large 4 yard bucket. The loader mounts on a 118 Versatile 4-WD diesel tractor that he was able to buy for $2,000. He had to install a heavy-duty axle in back to support the big loader and he also installed a big hydraulic pump to run it.
"I loaded 3,000 yards of gravel with it last year and plan to load out 10,000 yards this year," says Yarema, who has a pit on his farm.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ernie Yarema, Rt. 1, Sifton, Manitoba ROL 1XO Canada (ph 204 655-3481).

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1994 - Volume #18, Issue #4