Firewood Bucket

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nobull1

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When I purchased my 763 I made a deal for a used 60” bucket that needs a little work. The purpose of the bucket is to be able to load my one ton with cut and split firewood 16”. I was thinking that forks out the front and expanded metal for the sides and back to increase capacity. The question is what would make good forks as well as what length and spacing would be required. The weight of the wood would be small, but the tines would have to be able to dig into a tossed pile so I could flip the firewood back into the bucket.
 

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A high volume or snow bucket might be good.
I hand pile seasoned ash in a 8' snow bucket and my ls160 will lift it with easy, its rated the same as a 763. Enough to heat the shop for over a week.
Some sort of a grapple, like a front wall that comes down against the cutting edge would help increase volume when scooping up piles of split wood.
Ken
 

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A high volume or snow bucket might be good.
I hand pile seasoned ash in a 8' snow bucket and my ls160 will lift it with easy, its rated the same as a 763. Enough to heat the shop for over a week.
Some sort of a grapple, like a front wall that comes down against the cutting edge would help increase volume when scooping up piles of split wood.
Ken
A 8' snow bucket would probably work great. The problem is I already have a spare bucket that I can modify for a reasonable amount of money. Any idea what a 8' snow bucket would be worth? If it was affordable I would consider it. I don't need a real big capacity as my truck would be right along side of the woodpile, but bigger is better.
 

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I personally use my regular 68“ bucket for that application, fills up the dump pretty fast. If you must have more capacity I would consider welding 1 1/2” round spaced maybe 8” apart. I would probably add 12”-16” to the front to make it worth your while. You should cut and angle on the top of the round at the end so it slides under the wood. I would also square off the end to eliminate stabbing into the wood. This is just a guess, but I think it would work.
Here is my little invention called the Cordmaster. It is all aluminum and holds exactly one face cord of wood. I use it on my pallet forks to meter out wood to customers. This is also great for picking up wood piles in the woods. Cannot be used to dig into pile.
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t154/nailsbeats/DSCN0786.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t154/nailsbeats/DSCN0787.jpg
 

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I personally use my regular 68“ bucket for that application, fills up the dump pretty fast. If you must have more capacity I would consider welding 1 1/2” round spaced maybe 8” apart. I would probably add 12”-16” to the front to make it worth your while. You should cut and angle on the top of the round at the end so it slides under the wood. I would also square off the end to eliminate stabbing into the wood. This is just a guess, but I think it would work.
Here is my little invention called the Cordmaster. It is all aluminum and holds exactly one face cord of wood. I use it on my pallet forks to meter out wood to customers. This is also great for picking up wood piles in the woods. Cannot be used to dig into pile.
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t154/nailsbeats/DSCN0786.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t154/nailsbeats/DSCN0787.jpg
Brian
Our 8' snow buckets are 1295.00 just so you know.
Ken
 

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Brian
Our 8' snow buckets are 1295.00 just so you know.
Ken
Ken
I thought as much. It is a little too much for a new one, in my mind. If someone local had a used one in rough shape I am sure I could make it work. I think I will try to modify the 60” and see what happens. I'll post some pic's when I get time to work on it.
Brian
 

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Ken
I thought as much. It is a little too much for a new one, in my mind. If someone local had a used one in rough shape I am sure I could make it work. I think I will try to modify the 60” and see what happens. I'll post some pic's when I get time to work on it.
Brian
Yes I understand, these new purchases have to pay for themselves by doing something better then what you have now.
You may be able to widen the bucket you have now as well if you have your own welding equipment. I had looked into that for my 66” snow bucket.
Remove the quick attach plate and put 2 or 2 1/2 ft in the middle and a bolt on cutting edge to strengthen the seam at the front and you will have a wide bucket. New edges are around 200 and a little steel and time.
Ken
 
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