My skid steer has a dedicated hydraulic function for the latch. I can latch and unlatch the bucket and still maintain full use of my auxiliary lines. Which isn’t a big deal all in itself but it doesn’t require switching anything around to use either function.
I agree selling wood by the pound would be better but not all that practical. How far out of the way is the average seller going to have to haul to get it weighed? How is the buyers going to verify the weight?
My trade is construction so I didn’t buy this to cut a few thousand dollars of firewood but I was thinking the other day how much money I was using to cut firewood lol. My more direct cost to cut my year supply of wood is a few hundred dollars of fuel plus the labor to do it. I sell a few cords...
I agree for the average homeowner or farmer that probably isn’t going to change between their bucket or hay spear more than every few days it’s not needed. I have a multiple skid steer implements and switch them out frequently. It’s nice for doing that.