Front-End Loader BUCKET SPADE TODAY // FEL BUCKET ATTACHMENT

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I am a fan of Bucket Solutions' clamp-on Bucket Spade.

It is <$400, and effective, especially clamped to a heavy duty bucket.

Today I used the Bucket Spade to excavate five and fifteen year old Rabbiteye Blueberry bushes for separation and replanting.

I got distracted by an Oak stump which I excavated and transported to the burn pile. (Hole 52" deep.)

Bucket Spade works well for excavating wild climbing rose corms.

I planted two Rabbiteye Blueberry bushes in the woods for the neighborhood children to pick in two years.

I had an ETA Landscape Rake on the 3-Pt hitch as counterbalance and to fill holes.


LINK: Tractor and Skidsteer bucket spade shovel
 

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Re: BUCKET SPADE TODAY - FEL BUCKET ATTACHMENT

Looks pretty handy to me Jeff.
 
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I use this thing regularly, as you know.

I am almost the only person who writes about bucket spades.

Kinda like a poor mans Back Hoe.
 
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Murph-------

It was 66 degrees in Fannings Springs, Florida this afternoon.

Were you out with the Ventrac today?
 
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It was 66 degrees in Fannings Springs, Florida today.

Were you out with the Ventrac today?

Ouch! Yes I had to use the snow blower. and its -9 here.
 
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What a -----MAN-----!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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I've been happy with my quick spade. Mine go on my pallet forks rather than bucket. Don't remember offhand if they will even mount to the bucket. I figured I'd be less likely to bend the forks than the bucket, as well as better reach & viability.

Definitely a poor mans backhoe. Not nearly as effective, but it gets some small jobs done at 20% of the price.

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http://m.northerntool.com/products/shop~tools~product_200356534_200356534 pretty sure I got the quick spade not quick spade combo. $50 cheaper but forks only, not bucket. Hard to beat at $140.
 
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The Bucket Solutions' Bucket Spade has two sockets on the bottom, to accept pallet forks, then two heavy screws turn in from the sides to lock it.

If I ever have the need to excavate deeper than 54", my deepest to date, I will buy a pair of 36" or 42" pallet forks as extenders.
 

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I have been wanting a pallet fork version for quite a while. Since I first saw one on here. I would be worried about bucket deformation knowing how I keep at something once I starts on it sometimes.
 
 
 
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