1994 - Volume #18, Issue #4, Page #24[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Giant Loader Buckets
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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