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3 Point Utility Scoop (Need Help)
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Dave Munson    Posted 04-03-2004 at 10:26:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do these things work. I have a small tractor and need to move several tons of mulch. No, can't afford a loader.

Murray    Posted 04-03-2004 at 13:17:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Dave, Glad to hear that you are going to purchase a 3ph scoop. I am presently changing a horse drawn scoop to the 3ph, taking plans from one that was posted on the Ford "N" board last week. I have never seen these items sold in the part of Canada where I live, everybody who owns these scoop's are usually telling nice stories about this piece of equipment,I am sure it is costing more for me to cut steel and weld than to make a purchase. Cheers, Murray

Ron,ar    Posted 04-03-2004 at 11:30:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know what you call a small tractor but with one of those scoops and a good 8N ford we have done a lot of work. From building a small pond, to spreading wet sand and manure and diging a long canal. BTW my personal opinion is that I can do much more with a reversable straight blade than most folks can with a box blade.

Dave Munson    Posted 04-03-2004 at 11:53:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ford 1100. 12 HP (pto), true cat 1, about 15 hp at the wheels. Weighs around 1200.

I have a 5' straight blade and a 5' grader that I made for it to move material.

I just need something to move material - mulch. The pile of mulch is about 6' tall, 8' wide and 12' long.

Trust me...    Posted 04-03-2004 at 11:16:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
The 3-point 'scoop' is the Jack-Of-All-Trades of the implement world...Once you have one you will wonder how you lived without it...

They are reversible so you can either back into stuff or drive forward over it and 'scoop'...For stone and stump removal they are handy as heck...Lots of people will leave them on all the time as a 'carry-all'...I have even seen people literally 'dig' farm ponds with a scoop and a 7-foot back-blade...


Dave Munson    Posted 04-03-2004 at 11:56:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
We are leaving to go pick one up as soon as we can get the clan ready. Thanks again for your input.

(And how many other people have this board linked from their home page. Speaking of universally helpful).

Clipper    Posted 04-03-2004 at 11:00:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got a couple of farmers around here who have those....seem to work OK as long as ya don't overload em....think they got em from TSC also.

Dave Munson    Posted 04-03-2004 at 11:14:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Clipper.

I was wondering about the weight. Figured it would be 'ok' or close enough as long as I don't peel out. Looks lighter than my 5' finish mower. Full of heavy stuff would be a problem.

- Dave

Clipper    Posted 04-03-2004 at 11:25:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Both of the tractors I have seen them scoops on were in the 20-30 HP rating. I'd bet that if ya got 3point hitch on yer tractor you could do OK with the scoop on her. IMHO!

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