- Sep 15, 2006
- Frederick maryland
- Kubota M7040, MF 203 industrial, ZD331, RTV 1100 , Kubota Minix excavator, Unimog 404
I was very impressed with the performance of the 4-in-one bucket this weekend when digging out the Rock and digging a ramp over a stream on the property. The Kubota bucket has already a few dings in it from handling rocks but this Bradco bucket is very sturdy and is holding up very well. The teeth on the bucket are welded on with replaceable inserts and they make short work out of digging. Do not yet have the CI wheels that the dealer will install hopefully soon but with fill in the tires and the 2000 lbs ballast box on the 3 point there is virtually no wheel slip at all and I am able to fill the bucket to overflow condition on each pass. The system I use to dig out a big rock is to use the FEL to make a 7 to 8 ft wide ramp on three sides and 6 to 8 ft deep at the rock. Then nudge it and moved it a little up one of the ramps. Start to back fill behind it and keep moving it up the ramp untill at ground level. Once at ground level it is easy to use the back blade of the bucket as a dozer and push it out of the way.