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Old 09-18-2008, 09:45 PM
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Picked this up today

When I demoed in San Diego they had this in the immplement section. Someone bought it to try it out but didn't buy it. The dealer has been sitting on it for 1 1/2 years. It hasn't really been used but its a little weathered. The manufacture doesn't even make an 84" anymore so I thought I'd get it since they are no longer available. They knocked a thousand bucks off what they paid for it. I figured I can't go wrong with it.

Has anyone had any experiance with this bucket?

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Old 09-18-2008, 10:19 PM
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If you've got a use for it go for it. You'll have a big enough machine to pull it around I'm sure.
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:22 PM
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They build those in town here. Never got to try one out and haven't seen any on a machine on the job.
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:35 PM
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I like the idea. However, that's a lot of ripper to be trying to drag through the ground. You're much more effective taking more passes with fewer shanks. I dunno, I suppose you could try it out and see what happens. If the going is too tough, remove half the shanks and give it a try from there.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:06 AM
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I like the idea. However, that's a lot of ripper to be trying to drag through the ground. You're much more effective taking more passes with fewer shanks. I dunno, I suppose you could try it out and see what happens. If the going is too tough, remove half the shanks and give it a try from there.
That wont be nothing for a big tracked unit, my custom made scarfier has 16 shanks. Of cousre its not going to rip hard pack, that's not what I made it for. But it works great when I need to rip the track before lasering it.
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Neat idea, I still like a separate scarifier like I have, less weight on the bucket.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:27 PM
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looked at the website and the "tip n tote" tree pod thing is stupid, it's called burlap people!
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:03 PM
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Neat idea, I still like a separate scarifier like I have, less weight on the bucket.
I'll be using my seperate scarifier alot more than this one but I thought if I had to go do a small job or something that was mostley bucket work with maybe a little ripping then this would be perfect.

At first I wasn't going to buy it but it kept calling my name.
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Old 09-20-2008, 02:48 PM
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I'll be using my seperate scarifier alot more than this one but I thought if I had to go do a small job or something that was mostley bucket work with maybe a little ripping then this would be perfect.

At first I wasn't going to buy it but it kept calling my name.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:06 PM
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Finally got to try the bucket out today. The scarifier feature worked great. The bucket worked fine but if you put the arms all the way down against the stops the bucket sits about four inches lower than a normal bucket would, so to keep the bucket flat you have to keep the arms about four inches off the stops.

It should be a good setup for a quick job like cleaning up a lot with weeds. Till the weeds under and back drag. Job done. It would be a lousy bucket for scoop and dump jobs though because of having to keep it off the stops.

The reason the bucket sits lower is because if it was to sit flat with the ground when the arms are down against the stops then the scarifier teeth would hardly penetrate the ground in the ripping position.

I'm not sorry I bought it because I got it for a good price but I am a little disappointed with its limitations. Now that I know its limitations I wouldn't pay full price for one but I would still do the deal that I got.

Now I know why that San Diego Cat dealer got stuck with it. The person who bought it probably couldn't live with its limitations and gave it back. The dealer was probably glad to get rid of it.
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