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How big is this skid steer bucket

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Brian Young, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I have a bucket for our skid steer that measure's 66" wide x 24" at the highest point. Just wondering if anyone knew if this is a 1/2 yard bucket or what. Thanks. I have a guy who buy's salt from me and uses my skid for an extra few bucks per ton, he is running a Blizzard Ice Chaser and he says it's a 2yrd hopper but looking at it last year with the curved top to it, it looks to be a bit larger than 2yds as mine is a 2yrd Downeaster with no curved top.
     
  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,096

    you gave us the width and height but whats the length on the bucket? some trig could tell you real quick.
     
  3. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    If we had to guess i would say 10-12 cubic feet heaped and 9-11 cubic feet struck. I looked up a few different brands and thats what they where all saying. One thing some guys do around here is load up one scoop and wiegh it in a truck and get your truck light loaded also but that would take all the guess work out of it. Pain in the butt though! Good Luck ! :salute:
     
  4. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    That was my guess (half'ish yard). I know 3 scoops of salt heaped fills my 2yrd hopper with a good sized mound on top. Last year I thought I remembered filling his a couple times and it took 4 scoops, I just dont want to short change me or him.
     
  5. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Didn't think of that,lol My guess would be 36" deep
     
  6. ROAD-SNAKES

    ROAD-SNAKES Member
    Messages: 31

    How do you like your Downeaster salt spreader ?
     
  7. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    66"x24"x36" = 57024"cubed, then convert to cubic yds = 1.2 cubic yds, then divide by 2 to get .6 cubic yds for that bucket.
     
  8. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Love it so far.