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Old 02-24-2019, 10:21 PM   #1
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Telehandler Bucket


anybody have a bucket for their telehandler?

I'm thinking about getting one, maybe push some snow at the job, dump demo into the dumpster?

just wondering if you find it useful or not

they seem really spendy, I found a place that makes a adapter for my lull so my skid loader attachments will fit
the adapter is $2200

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Old 02-24-2019, 10:31 PM   #2
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We’ve had a bucket for 20 years? Back then you couldn’t buy one for our machine, we retrofitted a brand new bucket, the biggest one bobcat made.

Plowing snow with a telehandler and bucket is a real let down. Total pain in the ass compared to a skid steer.

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anybody have a bucket for their telehandler?

I'm thinking about getting one, maybe push some snow at the job, dump demo into the dumpster?

just wondering if you find it useful or not

they seem really spendy, I found a place that makes a adapter for my lull so my skid loader attachments will fit
the adapter is $2200

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they can be very handy & useful.

ok for debris & light ( small amounts at a time) material handling.

marginal for snow removal.

very easy to tweak (BREAK) something.

just remember it's a telehandler & not a front end loader.
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Re: Telehandler Bucket


The guy I do snow work for has a telehandler and he outfits it with a 8 or 10 foot snow pusher, it can move quite a good bit of snow.

It's of no use in tight areas, but that's what the skid loaders are for.

He also has a broom attachment for it, uses the broom to clear the snow off of the roofs at the front of the commercial buildings so the snow melt doesn't eliminate any unsuspecting customers when the snow slides off.
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We had one that slipped over the forks. Very handy. The main thing I remember is putting it up to the eave and catching shingles as they are torn off. Then dump right into the dumpster.

I don't remember how it attached. Since the forks slid in the bucket, I'm thinking we used a chain and binder.

I'm thinking it was something like this.
https://www.palletforks.com/72-fork-...gaAlw0EALw_wcB

Except I think it cost about $2,000 then.
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Re: Telehandler Bucket


I was thinking it might be good for snow

I use my skid loader to move snow but sometimes it drifts in really deep.
figured the lull would be able to push through deep drifts better since it weighs 3x as much

thought the skid loader adapter would be nice since I already have a snow bucket and snow pusher for the skid loader
maybe even but the bale spear on to feed bales if the skid loader breaks down!

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Re: Telehandler Bucket


I’ve had one for my JCB’s since 1989, rarely used, but it has paid for itself on occasion clearing heavy snowfall and drifts off job sites, smoothing out ruts after heavy rains, etc
I also park it in front of the job site trailer- where it sits 90% of the time to discourage grab and go trailer theft
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I got a machine last year that came with a bucket. Takes 2 minutes to switch from forks to bucket. Definitely comes in handy.





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Sometimes you need to move a little sand around for concrete work. You could dump it way in the back of a garage that a skid steer can’t drive into.
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Re: Telehandler Bucket


found this used one
it's an actual lull brand bucket, going to look at it tomorrow

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Wishing I had one for mine right about now.
8" of snow today, and the skidsteer is on the jobsite an hour away for the next week and a half

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found this used one
it's an actual lull brand bucket, going to look at it tomorrow

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it's not tomorrow yet, have not looked at it !!!

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Re: Telehandler Bucket


picked it up today
looks pretty nice
8', with bolt on cutting edge
gave him $1,500

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Looks pretty good. I like bolt on edges.

Years ago, I bolted on a piece of composite decking for snow removal. That way I didn't scratch anyone's driveway. Worked great for one year.
Obviously you won't do that. It just made me remember it.
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I like that it's a factory made bucket right from lull
looks like its built pretty heavy

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It’s always good to utilize a machine more efficiently especially something as large as a telehandler however you have to be careful because not all Tele handlers are design for ground engagement. Most are only lift and place

Could be an issue if you have a knucklehead employee hotrodding around with the boom slightly out and plowing into frozen sand or something

Obviously if you’re gentle with the bucket and dont Ram into stuff (frozen ground, rock etc) then it shouldn’t be a big deal but just because it fits doesnt mean it was meant to do it

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yeah, some are more made for bucket work then others
I already have the lull so just trying to use it a little more
I'll be the only one using it with the bucket,
push some snow drifts
dump demo in the dumpster
maybe scoop pea rock to put in a basement
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I have been wanting one for a while also, but not inclined to pay 1500 for one. I think I would mainly use it for snow removal.
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I was thinking it might be good for snow

I use my skid loader to move snow but sometimes it drifts in really deep.
figured the lull would be able to push through deep drifts better since it weighs 3x as much

thought the skid loader adapter would be nice since I already have a snow bucket and snow pusher for the skid loader
maybe even but the bale spear on to feed bales if the skid loader breaks down!

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From a bunch of the guys on a machinery forum I learned it's a highly coveted machine for snow removal. I haven't removed any with it yet so I can't verify if that what it does well

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