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Old 07-22-2012, 09:26 PM
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I had most of what I needed laying around, and I am having an ever increasing hard time hand digging in my clay/chert soil, so I built what I call a front hoe.

If you are interested here's some fotos of my newly built, low cost digging tool. Doug

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sundug/7625541628/
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:28 AM
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That's unique! How hard is it to operate? I'm assuming you have to use your FEL's cyclic control valve with one hand then the other hand do operate the hoe. Hard to get used to?
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:22 AM
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Both the FEL joystick and the HYD outlets controls are on my right, so it is a little awkward to run. More practice will help. I just put it together, and have not done much with it yet.
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:27 PM
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They sell those for skidsteers, looks like ya did a good job
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They sell those for skidsteers, looks like ya did a good job
And here I thought I was being original! I just searched "Fronthoe" and found lots of examples. Now that I have hydraulics out to the FEL, I can use other skid steer attachments or ideas. Doug
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:07 PM
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Sweet! Bet you'll have lots less blisters on yer hands after a long ditch or big hole, too.
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Sweet! Bet you'll have lots less blisters on yer hands after a long ditch or big hole, too.
Because it does not swing to the side, I think it will be more useful for holes rather than trenches.
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