Senior MTF Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Re: What have you used your SCUT for?
Yesterday, I finally sold an old basketball goal, which included a sand-filled base. IIRC, I filled that base with about 350 lbs of play sand. When I posted the ad, I informed prospective buyers that they needed to bring a truck and I would load the base into it. Well, this particular buyer only had a Ford Expedition, so that was gonna require a little precision.
I've not done much rigging with my loader, so I took it slow. I have a pirhana tooth bar and bolt-on hooks, which I used for securing that base inside the bucket with a nylon strap. I wrapped the strap around the corners of the base then looped it around the hooks. There was enough of the base inside the bucket, so it didn't really want to tip out. I lifted slowly, of course, and my poor front tires showed their dismay. Even with my box blade on the rear, those tires were struggling. I inched closely to the rear of the buyer's vehicle and I probably had about 2 inches or less of clearance on each side. The buyer guided me in pretty well, and I didn't scrape anything. I went inside as far as possible and started tipping the bucket forward, as he pulled on the base to get it off the bucket. The challenging part was getting it over the tooth bar, which has a set of "fingers" on the top side of the bucket blade. But, once there was enough of the base resting on the inside of the cargo area, a good final tip of the bucket as I backed up, got it off.
I kinda felt sorry for them, because they were gonna have a hard time getting that out. I suggested using a few 2X's as a ramp to slide it down. Hope they got some help!
Kubota BX1870, 54" MMM, FEL, BXpanded Piranha tooth bar, Bolt-on Hooks, LandPride BB1248 Box Blade, LandPride QuickHitch QH05
John Deere 316, 1984 model, 1000+hour, Ruegg 3PH