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3 Point Utility Scoop fin
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Dave Munson    Posted 04-03-2004 at 15:40:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks again Clipper and all. Had to give it a whirl when I got back. Works like a dream. I can see why this thing would be useful at a lot of other things. It was $270.

http://www.mtco.com/~dmunson/scoop1.jpg
http://www.mtco.com/~dmunson/scoop2.jpg


Larry 8N75381    Posted 04-03-2004 at 17:39:24       [Reply]  [No Email]


Check out my scoop!!
:-)


Dug    Posted 04-03-2004 at 18:37:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Larry,

Where did you get your scoop. My brother has one that holds the equivalent of a five gallon bucket. Now, yours looks like it might be handy to have around!


Larry 8N75381    Posted 04-04-2004 at 09:01:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got it direct from the manufacture in Traphill, NC. They sold the patents, manufacturing jigs, etc. to a company in Albia, IA. But that company stopped making them some ten years ago. Don't know what tha current status is. I don't know what I'll do when mine wears out - though it is really built strong.

I have hauled a LOT of "stuff" with it. It can carry more dirt than my Ford 3000 can lift!! :-)

Look at the picks linked below for more pictures.

Regards,
Larry


Lazy Al    Posted 04-04-2004 at 09:52:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Larry
On that release . Is it a spring loaded shaft in a bigger one that when you turn it , It slides in because of the tappered pipe on the ends ?
I've never seen one that big and could see where it would come in real handy
Al


Larry 8N75381    Posted 04-04-2004 at 12:11:20       [Reply]  [No Email]

Here's pict that shows what you are intrested in.

The handle is fastened to a square tube that has a smaller square bar inside. When you pull the handle it turns the tube and bar. There are two beveled pieces with pins inside them attached to the tube and bar. A spring inside the tube keeps the bar pushed out. The beveled pieces "cam" against the mating pieces in the frame and pull the locking pins out of the "ears" on the scoop body. BAMMMM!!! Down the scoop goes! :-)

There is a catch that holds the handle in the "released" position. When you lower the tractor's lift arms so the scoop and frame come together, the catch hits the scoop body and lets the handle go back up letting the pins engage the ears to hold the scoop and frame together.

Follow the link in the previous post to seee more pictures. If you click on a file name it will open OR if you click on "Parent Directory" you can browse around in a BUNCH of images that I
posted to the TractorForum before it got shut off for uploads. Luckily it is still accessable.

Enjoy,
Larry


more- Larry    Posted 04-03-2004 at 17:51:16       [Reply]  [No Email]

I should have included this picture to show how it dumps. I had it loaded full of the limbs and hanging over both sides. It can carry huge load of limbs to a burn pile!!


ret    Posted 04-03-2004 at 17:23:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
what did you end up buying, TSC or some other place?
REt


Dave Munson    Posted 04-03-2004 at 19:15:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
TSC


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