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Mike Wilson    Posted 05-17-2017 at 09:35:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Got one of them pond scoops
  • I got one of them pond scoops that's reversible. After a few shots of penetrating oil on the locking latches it works great. I spent 2 hours scraping silt out and it held water after a light rain. I love my 8N.

    Ed Ridgeway CO    Posted 05-19-2017 at 15:22:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • One scoop at a time Mike

    tt

    Make sure to take a big scoop


    Then fill with water And add cows

    littleguns    Posted 05-19-2017 at 09:38:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I find these scoops to be among the handiest implements. I have two of them (one I built myself based on factory models and one whose brand I can't recall at the moment). Both are reversible, although I always use them in reverse. They're great for moving loose soil, crushed rock, larger rocks, concrete blocks, etc. A few years ago I used my homemade scoop to haul an estimated 20 tons of limestone rocks for landscaping all around my house and yard. I first had to use a spud bar to get the rocks into a hauling position; took most of the summer.

    Mike Wilson    Posted 05-19-2017 at 11:47:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • After figuring out how well my tractor pulls it and setting the depth correctly, I love it. Using this scoop going forward is great, I can easily get 3 wheel barrow loads of dirt in one scoop. I'm impressed with the tractor hydraulics still being in great shape, and the way the scoop performs. Weather permitting, I'll be moving more dirt this weekend.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 05-17-2017 at 17:23:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yeah, they do come in handy for a multiple list of chores. Digging ponds, hauling rocks, wood, or kids. I like my FORD 706 Scoop. I have an earlier Dearborn Scoop as well but it only works in the forward motion, unlike this Ford Scoop. We have the Parts Book in our library too...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Mike Wilson    Posted 05-17-2017 at 21:02:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • That's awesome! You identified my scoop. Now I can print a manual to go with it and paint it the correct color this winter.

    Michael Graves    Posted 05-17-2017 at 15:39:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Growing mosquitoes ?

    Mike Wilson    Posted 05-17-2017 at 16:29:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Trying to anyway.

    steveVa    Posted 05-17-2017 at 13:29:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • nice, but where is the picture of the scoop on the tractor... pictures, we like pictures...!!!

    Mike Wilson    Posted 05-17-2017 at 15:01:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I was able to do a little more work before the popping and sputtering began. Looks like I have to take a break and go buy gas.

    Mike Wilson    Posted 05-17-2017 at 14:57:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • This is the scoop. Don't mind the slight oxidation. Ha ha

    steveVa    Posted 05-17-2017 at 17:15:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Wow, that one looks pretty hefty. Thanks for sharing. Now with a bit of time you can uncover the pond that is there. One scoop at a time...

    Mike Wilson    Posted 05-17-2017 at 20:45:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • In the last 3 days I have moved almost 20 cubic yards of dirt, one scoop at a time. The nice thing about that scoop is if I lower it just a little while dumping, it will spread the dirt too. So I have been moving the dirt to the other side of my dam which is now about 14 feet wide and 4 feet tall in that area. I serious doubt I will have a rupture again. Hopefully I'll have enough time this weekend to move a lot more dirt and show off what a determined 8N can do.

    steveVa    Posted 05-18-2017 at 09:55:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That sounds like a very fun project. I have often thought of doing the exact same thing in my side yard. (not in yours) lol...

    Mike Wilson    Posted 05-18-2017 at 20:25:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • It's no easy task, that's for sure. At times it seems like a never ending project. I'll keep at it, one scoop at a time.

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