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What size skid steer bucket= 2 yards

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by kipper0827, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. kipper0827

    kipper0827 Member
    Messages: 30

    Hello,

    I am looking at getting a two yard bucket for snow and loading mulch. I wanted to know how wide, tall, and deep it would need to be a two yard bucket. Thank you
     
  2. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Even if you knew all of those dimension it would still depend on the shape.
     
  3. Dieselgeek

    Dieselgeek Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    100" X 48.5" deep X 33.7" high is 54.2 cubic feet. So 2 yards.
     
  4. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

  5. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    You are gonna need a big ass machine for that.
     
  6. kipper0827

    kipper0827 Member
    Messages: 30

    I have a New Holland 190 with counter weights and solid tires. Thanks for the posts.
     
  7. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Our front loader has a 2yrd bucket. I couldn't imagine a bucket that size on a skid steer.
     
  8. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I don't see that size bucket a problem.

    Mulch is what? 1000 pounds a yard. So 2000 pounds plus a fairly heavy bucket.

    Thats a big skidloader so it should fine.
     
  9. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,486

    I think you'll be one wrong move away from a hospital room.:help:
     
  10. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    I have that same machine /setup/tires ...it's a monster when it come to lifting !!!!!!!!
     
  11. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,486

    What's the most weight you've lifted with it, be honest.
     
  12. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    With a little common sense & decent operator, that machine will be fine with a 2yd bucket for mulch & snow.
     
  13. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Ditto.

    I could do 2 yards of mulch with my machine that is a lot smaller.
     
  14. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    yes, but 2yds of wet snow may be too mulch for your machine....
     
  15. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Nah......:salute:
     
  16. contractor078

    contractor078 Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    good one!:eek::laughing:
     
  17. EdNewman

    EdNewman Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    Problem with that bucket is you will have 3.5 yards heaped. That is a lot of snow for a skidder.
     
  18. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 847

    If you follow the links posted they show capacity in a Heaped Load of just over 2 yards....
     
  19. EdNewman

    EdNewman Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    That would make sense with loose material like sand but not sticky snow.
     
  20. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,486

    When you climb inside a skid loader, common sense suddenly leaves your brain. Everyone trys at one time or another to do things that just simply should not be done. I've done it, and I've seen it done.;)