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Got new snow bucket for CAT loader!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by flairlandscape, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Seriously I think it can carry 5-7 yards of snow, it fills the dump truck in two buckets! So much quicker!

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  2. I'll upload a quick video of me loading the truck.. its not real good cause I'm trying to hold the camera, which steering, while loading...

    I'll have to do it later today, cant quite figure it out and I gotta go now
     
  3. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Sweet bucket:redbounce

    Looks like it should work good
     
  4. snowman79

    snowman79 Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Messages: 433

    awesome bucket!
     
  5. TurfSolutionsMN

    TurfSolutionsMN Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 302

    That baby can hold some snow!!
     
  6. HC plower

    HC plower Member
    Messages: 49

    Nice loader, is it a 930 or 924H??
     
  7. Dlongerman

    Dlongerman Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 299

    Dude r u for real!?!?!?!?????
     
  8. SD-Dave

    SD-Dave Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 237

    I have a Craig Snow Bucket also...second season on it.

    Bought it for my Deere 244J...standard dirt bucket is 1.4yds...snow bucket is 3.5yds!!

    Works great....thought the holes in it were just for wieght conservation...but once I used it a realized they were for far more. The holes allow the air pressure to escape thereby allow the bucket to completely fill...and when dumping to completely empty. Unlike a GP bucket you aren't carrying around a third of a bucket of stuck snow all the time.

    It was expensive but it has increased my snow moving productivity by 400+% So less operator time, less machine time, less fuel etc...will pay for itself in three seasons I guess.

    Makes a small machine move snow like a big one

    I move snow with it and a Protech 10' snow pusher....both quick attach...very productive setup.

    I will try to find some pictures to post.


    Dave
     
  9. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    I actually called Craig last week about a snow basket but they havn't got back to me yet. Those pics make me want one more.
     
  10. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    That thing is awesome! Can't wait to see the video of it in action...
     
  11. SD-Dave

    SD-Dave Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 237

    JD

    you have to get one....the increase in efficiency is amazing....not just the bucket capacity but the ability to have is fill completely and empty completely is unreal....plus its angle of attack and roll back ability is really perfect for snow.

    I compare it to plowing with a pusher vs. a bucket

    Dave
     
  12. Craaaig

    Craaaig Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    nice!, i want one
     
  13. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
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  14. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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  15. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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  16. riverwalkland

    riverwalkland Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    hmmm.... maybe now you can beat the snow blower when loading a truck? (lol)
     
  17. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    Darn that is what I thought, guess I will have to get a bigger blower. LOL
     
  18. riverwalkland

    riverwalkland Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    maybe you should just put some quick detach pins on the side of the truck, hook it to the front of a Giant FEL, and just turn it sideways and scoop up the whole truck load in one swipe, then no one can beat you haha
     
  19. Its a 924H, very nice machine.

    Sorry guys, I uploaded the video from my phone, and I can't get it to upload, let alone even play on my computer! Darn it.
     
  20. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    That is awesome! Can move some serious snow apparently