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    Default King Kutter DS-30 Dirt Scoop specs?

    Does anyone happen to know the specs on this DS-30 dirt scoop? I plan to use it for holding ballast while pushing snow, for digging out rocks, for moving dirt and gravel, etc. The JD4300 apparently has about 2200 lbs of lift on the 3pt.. but I can't find the specs for the DS-30 anywhere. It sure looks heavy and tough, but it would be nice to know what it's actually rated for.

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    Default Re: King Kutter DS-30 Dirt Scoop specs?

    Bob, I'd be surprised if any of the dirt scoops had any kind of weight rating. Just like I don't know of any weight rating for a front end loader bucket; the weight ratings are usually for what the hydraulics will lift. I don't know about the specific scoop you're talking about, but from what I've seen, the scoop will handle all you can pile in it.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]


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    Default Re: King Kutter DS-30 Dirt Scoop specs?

    Bob,
    You've probably already seen this page on KingKutter's web site. It lists capacity for the DS-30 at approximately 9 cubic feet. Now, if ya can get someone to come up with how much a cubic foot of dirt weighs, you'll be in business.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: King Kutter DS-30 Dirt Scoop specs?

    I think a cubic yard of dirt is 3000 pounds. Nine cubic feet is a third of a yard, so a thousand pounds.


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    Default Re: King Kutter DS-30 Dirt Scoop specs?

    Bob, I have a dirt scoop and it's very similar to the King Kutter model. I agree with Bird, the scoop will handle whatever you can fill it with. It just doesn't hold enough material for weight to be an issue ( unless maybe if you filled it with lead). I bought my scoop before I had a loader, and I was going to sell it after I bought my loader, but I realized that when I need to move lots of material, the scoop significantly adds to the amount of material I can move on each trip compared to just using the loader by itself. And if the scoop is full of the same material that's in the loader bucket then it provides good ballast as well. You just need to remember to dump the FEL before you dump the scoop and fill the FEL last when loading.


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    Default Re: King Kutter DS-30 Dirt Scoop specs?

    Thanks, guys! I guess I won't worry about it. If it breaks, then I'll give it more thought. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    <font color=blue>...I think a cubic yard of dirt is 3000 pounds. Nine cubic feet is a third of a yard, so a thousand pounds.</font color=blue>

    I have to confess that I get lost easily when dealing with this kind of math. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/blush.gif[/img] Nine cubic feet of something is 3' x 3' x 3'? A cubic yard is, then, what?

    I wonder if, in this context, they are talking about how much the thing can hold in terms of space rather than weight?

    Anyway, this thing doesn't look like it's gonna break very easily... [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: King Kutter DS-30 Dirt Scoop specs?

    <font color=blue>Nine cubic feet of something is 3' x 3' x 3'? A cubic yard is, then, what?</font color=blue>

    3'x3'x3' = 27 cu. ft. or 1 Cubic yard...sooo....9 cu. ft. would be 3'x3'x1'

    Oh man, its just way too early in the morn. for this.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: King Kutter DS-30 Dirt Scoop specs?

    <font color=blue>...3'x3'x3' = 27 cu. ft. or 1 Cubic yard...sooo....9 cu. ft. would be 3'x3'x1'</font color=blue>

    Okay, that makes more sense.

    <font color=blue>Oh man, its just way too early in the morn. for this.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]</font color=blue>

    Yeah, I hear ya, DFB! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Thanks...


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