As the topic says, what is the best way to dig with an excavator attachment? The dirt over here is quite hard and full of shale. The way I do it now is to curl the bucket so that the teeth are more or less horizontal so they cut the dirt and pull the bucket towards me. Is this the way it should be done? or do I use the teeth at right angles and scrape along the top? I just haven't seen details on how to operate these correctly (if there is a correct way). I don't know if you just do what ever works for you or not.
I tried using the bucket curl to dig but the ground is too hard, so I can't simply put the bucket down and curl and pick up a bucket of dirt.