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JD tractor snow basket

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by cj7plowing, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. cj7plowing

    cj7plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 379

    got this bucket about a month ago and finally had time to get over to my friends fabrcation shop to modify it. bucket was heavy when i bought it about 520 pounds, ended up cutting 120 pounds out of it. should work well for relocating snow and opening some of my driveways up.


  2. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,527

    I like your whole set-up. We just bought a 3720 utility tractor at work and love it....
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,032

    Looks like he did a nice job.
  4. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    That looks really good, was expecting to see some hillbilly ingenuity with crappy torch cuts lol
  5. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 450

    Thanks looks very nice! How much snow will thatbucket hold now ?
  6. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,107

    Did your friend just put IH logos all over you JD bucket....?:D Sneaky.
  7. cj7plowing

    cj7plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 379

    Hahaha just realized that

    bucket holds .86 yards

    we layed it out and cut it up with his plasma cutter and used a straight edge for the straight parts of the hole and free hand the half circles.

    I goofed and order a 6ft wide bucket by accident(should have got 5ft) , but after cutting 120 pounds out of it. it feels right on the front of the tractor.

    here is who I ordered the bucket from

  8. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    post some pics when you use it......seems like it may leave snow trails....may line it with aluminium
  9. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Its suppose to look that way....the slots/holes allow easier filling & dumping of the bucket...while also reducing weight and allowing greater lifting capacity.

    Looks awesome! I have seriously considered doing the same thing for a skid.
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    If it's just for opening up and relocating, then there will be a mess to clean up regardless.

  11. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    True....but I think alot of people would be surprised at how little snow actually does fall through.
  12. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    Its not like he is going to be plowing fresh snow with it. The bucket is designed to remove/relocate piles of compacted snow.

    There was a guy on PS a few yeas ago that had one of these buckets on a Deere 244J, and he was using it for the same thing. His also didn't leave a mess behind either.

    Personally, I agree with Snocrete. I would love to have one built for a skid but with a high reach option for going over the sides of extended tandems.

  13. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    That would be sweetwesport
  14. cj7plowing

    cj7plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 379

    they work very well on large loaders also, here is SD dave John Deere 244j with a 3yd bucket on it

  15. iluvscag

    iluvscag Member
    from STL
    Messages: 56

    Bucket Looks Great BUT...

    See Pic......

    new 1.jpg
  16. 87chevy

    87chevy Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    Looks like theres a wear edge welded on
  17. GSORK

    GSORK Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    What kind of cab is that? Curtis?Im thinking of getting a cab for my 4210
  18. pushinpaul

    pushinpaul Member
    Messages: 64

    They work well on even larger loaders as well. We have a 14 ft wide one for our Cat 966G and a 12 ft wide one for our Case 821B. They are by far the most efficient way to relocate snow over shortish distances.
  19. cj7plowing

    cj7plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 379

    Its a curtis cab with hard doors and heat.
  20. dooleycorp

    dooleycorp Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    you guys did a nice job on the bucket