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That thing is a front yard dirt UNLOADER. :p
 

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I want to know how anyone cuts grass with a front end loader.
Not a problem. Scrape the first snowfall off the lawn with the bucket. My snow dump starts at my compost pile so the clippings go straight to compost.

Since the area that gets the close winter haircut also grows the fastest, that also delays my mowing season in the spring by 1 - 2 weeks.

Gotta love it when a plan comes together!
 
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I made a nice little dethatcher attachment for my FEL.



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Almost looks Like a Heavy Hitch Tooth Bar Nice Job (y)
 

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You made that?....it looks like you could dethatch the tropical rain forest with that ...nice work (y) now you have to give ua at least a little bit of information on how you did it ...it looks better than a lot of stuff you see being sold commercially
 

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I bought the teeth from Titan and welded them to a mounting plate. Into it for about $125. Still needs paint, but so does the loader.


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The comment on it being a dethatcher was a joke following the banter on the Cat.

I built the tooth bar for a number of uses. I have some dirt areas I want to dig up and level. I hope it will do a better job roughing them up than the cutting edge. I also think it will help moving big firewood. Lastly, I have a patio made of concrete squares that is uneven and really ugly. I think the teeth will dig under and grab those blocks when I eventually rip it up to replace with pavers.


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Been around here over 11y never saw this thread I'm sure we all know what 45 loaders look like but here's mine. Seeing all these tooth bars make me want one now
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Skwirl, does that 4 bar linkage on the curl enable you to raise the bucket without adjusting the curl?
 
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The plans for it say its self leveling bucket.
I havent used it enough to figure out what that means, lol. But it sounds good, lol.
All I can tell is, if I pick the bucket up, the curl of the bucket lowers. So I guess the answer is no.
Either way, it's going to help me a lot. I'm not getting in any better shape or younger for that matter.
 

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Where did you get your plans? I built mine based on Paul's plans from PF Engineering. I am really happy with the outcome even running the loader off the tractor hydraulics rather than a dedicated pump like Paul suggests. I suggest you find an out of the way spot to store your wheelbarrow. You won't use it much going forward!
 

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Plans from Paul also. He calls it a pin on mini payloader. He built a prototype earlier this year. Plans became available in July.
I'm also using on board hydraulics.
It's pretty easy to remove also, that why I decided on this one. I'm putting a 2nd coat of paint on it. Then I'd like a set of forks for it to.
The wheel Barrow is a catch all now. The girlfriend might use it, if the tire isnt flat, lol.
 
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