Johnny Bucket on my John Deere X590 review
I must admit, I was a little skeptical about how well it would work, I purchased it with plans to really put it to use. I've owned Kubota FEL's before so I knew the capabilities. I also know the cost. I know after i finished my other major project a few years back i sold my FEL because it sat in the garage for a few year minimal use, money just sitting there, so I sold it. Well a few years later, more projects piled up, I know I needed something. Let me tell you, it's awsome! in the past 3 weeks, I've moved and spread a bunch of crushed stone in my driveway, I've spread 25 yards of Top soil, 5 yards of Crushed white stone, at least 10 yards of dirt with stones in it, 4 yards of mulch, moved many piles of brush from my trimmed trees. No it don't dig deep, but thats ok, I only needed it to dig just below the surface anyway. It dosn't make tall piles of dirt, that's ok to, it takes them down just fine. Most all of the top soil could not be delivered where i needed it, so I had it delivered on tarps in my driveway. I had the first 8 yards of top soil delivered in my driveway, 3 hours later I called the company and asked if I could get anther 8 yards, the guy could not believe I was done with the first load already. When he showed up he asked what i use the little bucket on john deere for, I told him thats all I use, his mouth dropped. I moved it rather quickly with my JB. amazing! I was even able to stock pile a few small piles in rear of my lawn, Top soil, Stone, and mulch. As i need them this summer, I'll simply put Ole JB on, get what I need. I comes on and off easy. I did buy another hitch and wire harness my a smaller cub cadet 2165, It works ok, but you really need weight on rear, or it gets quite harry! The heavy JD and especially the power steering you can really move quick. And the best part is, when i'm done i'll disconnect it, and set it in the shed till i need it again, not like a 10k machine sitting around doing nothing! So I will say, i'm very happy I purchased my JB, w/ bucket extender, tooth bar, brush bars, quick dump actuator.
Sometimes it's better to try and not succeed then to never try and always wonder if you could have.