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    Default Johnny Bucket

    I just ran across this attachment last nite. It looks pretty interesting for certain applications. Anyone here have any experience with one?
    Johnny Bucket Sr for kubota BX

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    Default Re: Johnny Bucket

    Quote Originally Posted by Toyboy View Post
    I just ran across this attachment last nite. It looks pretty interesting for certain applications. Anyone here have any experience with one?
    Johnny Bucket Sr for kubota BX
    Looks like a very poor substitute for a FEL.
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    Default Re: Johnny Bucket

    Quote Originally Posted by BethesdaEC View Post
    Looks like a very poor substitute for a FEL.
    Have to agree. The best thing about a loader is you can lift to height. The johnny bucket is basically a wheelbarrow that dumps... I just dont understand the attraction of installing it on a machine that can take a loader.

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    Default Re: Johnny Bucket

    I have to agree, might as del save the money and put it towards a FEL. I also think if you ever want to sell the machine you would not be able to get much resale value out of it.
    Could just get a pond scope for the rear and do 80% of the same thing for a LOT less $.
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    Default Re: Johnny Bucket

    I think it would be a pretty handy thing to have. It does have its limits but so does everything else. I made something similar years ago but without the dump action. I didn't use it very often but when I did it sure did save me a lot of labor! I have met the guy who helped engineer the original johnny bucket years ago. Some of his stuff is pretty cool - and well built.
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    Default Re: Johnny Bucket

    You still need to buy the loader valve system @600 bucks so that makes it 2100 dollars,
    how much more is a loader?

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    Default Re: Johnny Bucket

    Quote Originally Posted by gmbracing View Post
    You still need to buy the loader valve system @600 bucks so that makes it 2100 dollars,
    how much more is a loader?
    I didn't realize that. Without the valve it sounds more like a lawn tractor rather than a garden tractor. The lawn tractor may not stand up to the riggers of any kind of bucket in front.
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    Default Re: Johnny Bucket

    Just going to the kubota Build your Own site, it looks like the loader lists for ~$2600, including the valve and 4' bucket. I'm not seeing the advantage here...
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    Default Re: Johnny Bucket

    Have to agree with you guy's about the johnny bucket is no substitute for a good FEL, however I have a craftsman garden tractor with the craftsman front scoop and I put actuators on it for convenience and to save my arm (torn rotator cuffs) and I have to say it works pretty darn good. I can do light weight work with it with no problem. The actuators and sears bucket will not compete with a FEl, but it will definitely save your back on those small jobs. Just my 2 cents worth.

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