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    Super Member California's Avatar
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    Default Re: Empty dirt from pickup with backhoe mod?

    You might take a scrap of 3/4 ply, about 2 ft square, and cut it to wedge into the bucket. Make it a fraction of an inch longer than the teeth to avoid gouging the truck. Put some holes near its corners and wire it to the teeth.

    Or make it oversize and wire it flat across the open face of the bucket, with its working edge supported by the teeth and the opposite end jammed against the bucket hinge. This is a one-time-use project, isn't it?

    For those unloading belts: seems to me it would be easier to crank it if you fold some pleats into it before loading. So the first part of the load falls off the truck before the middle and back portions start to move. I wonder if you could crank it with a cordless drill....

    Tom Swift


    ps Whatever you decide - post some pictures!

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Empty dirt from pickup with backhoe mod?

    Quote Originally Posted by nightrodjc

    I plan to make one for my backhoe out of an old garden tractor snow plow.
    I want to be able to drag mulch or gravel off the trailer.
    Something like this would really be handy to rake dirt away from the edge of a ditch so you could scoop it up with a FEL without pushing the dirt back into the ditch.
    It would also be handy to rake brush trash and other stuff out away from buildings so that you aren't pushing it into them trying to scoop it up into the FEL.
    Another useful gadget I've seen I could use is a reversed bh bucket so I could fill it pushing away from the tractor instead of pulling towards the tractor.
    Tractors 2003 Kubota BX1500 / 2004 Kubota Bx23 / 2005 Kubota BX1500.
    Attachments 60'' Front Blade/48'' Rear Tiller/FEL/Back Hoe /
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    South of Canton Ohio L .B

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Empty dirt from pickup with backhoe mod?

    Quote Originally Posted by cgraham
    Has anyone used the Load handler pickup truck bed unloader? How hard is it to crank, and what does it's useful life look like?
    I bought one a year ago. I've used it to dump firewood, dirt, gravel, leaves, sticks, logs, manure, compost and probably some other things I just don't remember. Even with the heavy stuff, it is fairly easy to unload.

    I broke one of the buckles used to hold it on shortly after I bought it. I called Load Handler and they sent me a new part, no questions asked. That is the kind of company I like doing business with, so I ordered a second one for my old man. He had some problems with his when he filled up his bed with sloppy wet mud. It apparently stuck to the cloth real bad.

    I highly recommend them.

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    Default Re: Empty dirt from pickup with backhoe mod?

    Quote Originally Posted by mjfox6
    I bought one a year ago. I've used it to dump firewood, dirt, gravel, leaves, sticks, logs, manure, compost and probably some other things I just don't remember. Even with the heavy stuff, it is fairly easy to unload.

    I broke one of the buckles used to hold it on shortly after I bought it. I called Load Handler and they sent me a new part, no questions asked. That is the kind of company I like doing business with, so I ordered a second one for my old man. He had some problems with his when he filled up his bed with sloppy wet mud. It apparently stuck to the cloth real bad.

    I highly recommend them.
    Next best thing to a dump truck.
    One of the best 100$ values around.
    Tractors 2003 Kubota BX1500 / 2004 Kubota Bx23 / 2005 Kubota BX1500.
    Attachments 60'' Front Blade/48'' Rear Tiller/FEL/Back Hoe /
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    South of Canton Ohio L .B

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    Default Re: Empty dirt from pickup with backhoe mod?

    Get an old piece of good grade carpet, put it in the bed, load it, bunch one end,put rope or chain around it and drag the load out. You could pull it from the rear or from the front over top of the load rolling it.
    I hauled 4 loads of horse manure for my garden like this. Too bad I didn't know the manure had been limed, it ruined the PH in my garden. Took a couple years to get it back.

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    Default Re: Empty dirt from pickup with backhoe mod?

    For a variation on the carpet idea, I been wondering about using one of those heavy corded rubber truck mats, but I think the carpet would slide easier and be cheaper to get.

    I wouldn't use the backhoe to unload because I think you'd end up bending the trailer.

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    Default Re: Empty dirt from pickup with backhoe mod?

    Quote Originally Posted by cgraham
    I would like to devise a way of emptying an 8' (beat up) pick-up bed trailer of a clay/ gravel mix, using my backhoe as an assist. I have a fair amount to move, but can't afford a tilt trailer.

    Perfect for a load handler - It's a pick up bed rite!
    Tractors 2003 Kubota BX1500 / 2004 Kubota Bx23 / 2005 Kubota BX1500.
    Attachments 60'' Front Blade/48'' Rear Tiller/FEL/Back Hoe /
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    South of Canton Ohio L .B

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    Default Re: Empty dirt from pickup with backhoe mod?

    Take a look at this... Redneck Dumptruck

    I don't know if your tractor will have the nads to get it done though...
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    Default Re: Empty dirt from pickup with backhoe mod?

    Here is how I unloaded a trailer that isn't a dump trailer.

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/r...dont-dump.html
    Tractors 2003 Kubota BX1500 / 2004 Kubota Bx23 / 2005 Kubota BX1500.
    Attachments 60'' Front Blade/48'' Rear Tiller/FEL/Back Hoe /
    60'' MMM/Clamp on Forks/48'' MMM
    South of Canton Ohio L .B

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    Default Re: Empty dirt from pickup with backhoe mod?

    Quote Originally Posted by xlr82v2 View Post
    Take a look at this... Redneck Dumptruck

    I don't know if your tractor will have the nads to get it done though...
    Yeah, I was all over this idea. I built lightweight side boards for my flat bed trailer. Kept the box size reasonable. The load was well within the limits of the trailer. But, when I got to the "dumping" part, the hydraulic limit of my FEL was met shortly after the wheels of the trailer left the ground and long before the load started sliding out. It was 4 yards of elephant manure from the zoo. Thank goodness it was well composted...I ended up shoveling the whole thing by hand. I kinda like the idea of part of a snow blade bolted to my BH bucket...heck, my bucket is only a foot wide...a worn out scoop shovel might fit on there just right. Wheels churning.
    4410 ePR, 3rd SCV, Skid Plates, TuffTop Canopy
    430 FEL, 48 BH, MX-5, Bush Hog Chipper, and more.

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