Scoop-Bucket (and Buck-Rake)
Another Earth Tools-designed implement, as a result of popular demand! We’ve had MANY requests over the years for “a front-bucket” to go on a walk-behind tractor…well, HERE IT IS!! Plus, we threw an extra twist into the design: Virtually INSTANT changeover from Scoop-Bucket to Buck-Rake, using the same frame assembly! Buck-Rakes have been used for years on larger tractors in Europe (and some in this country) for gathering loose hay in a field. One United-Kingdom-based company [Tracmaster] produces them to fit walk-behind tractors…so we figured we could do it too! Our Buck-Rake also features tines that are individually replaceable in just a few seconds.
If the mounting to the tractor uses a PTO quick-coupling, the “male” coupling can be oriented with either a “slot” or a “hole” for the locking-pin of the quick-coupling…this allows the rake/bucket to either have some rotational “float” OR be “rigid” with the body of the tractor.
We came up with a robust 3-point “quick-change” system with locking latches, which holds the bucket or buck-rake securely in place on the frame, and allows for easy changes in 30 to 60 seconds. All components of this system ship by motor-truck freight. Some assembly required.