I just received over 200 yds of fill dirt for yard grading and getting gravel delivered soon To extend my gravel drive to my pull barn. I hate borrowing other peoples tractors and don't have 10K to buy a nice loader tractor.
I have seen the buford bucket, little buck loader, and the johhny...
So I'm going to build a tractor shovel. So I have 2 main questions:
1. What should the bottom plate thickness be? 1\4"? 3\8"?
2. I have a 54 blade, but also have an unused 43 blade. Would it be better to build a slightly heavier unit using the 43 blade, in liue of the 54 blade?