skid steer bucket question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by minix, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. minix

    minix LawnSite Senior Member
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    My bucket is 5ft long 3 ft wide and 2 ft tall. My question is how much mulch per scoop will that bucket handle? I have done the math but I think Im missing something Thanks to anyonethat can help.
     
  2. lukemelo216

    lukemelo216 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    assuming that the machine can handle the weight, it will handle just over a yard (1.1) to be exact that is if you level it all off nice and even, but a good scoop your talking probably about 1.5 yards or so as long as the weight is ok (Volume = w x b x d (5x3x2) = 30/27 (27cuft in 1 yard) = 1.11
     
  3. minix

    minix LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thats what I came up with but it just didnt look that big to me and I have messed up the #s a time or two.

    Thanks
     
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    What in TEH world has THIS got to do with Lawn Mowing?
     
  5. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
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    get a life bud.
     
  6. heather lawn sp

    heather lawn sp LawnSite Senior Member
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    assume we are talking about struck load, level bucket load, not heaped.

    triangle of end plate's geometry is one half length x width and then multiply by the 5 foot width of the bucket. So. . .

    .5x(2x3x5)= 15

    15 cu. ft struck load
     
  7. heather lawn sp

    heather lawn sp LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well, when I'm loading fertilizer into the spreader I have to know how big as bucket load of fertilizer is!
     
  8. minix

    minix LawnSite Senior Member
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    What does your post have to do with this thread? This is why I try not to post much.
     

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