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    Artillian front hoe bucket reviews?

    So I have a 1025R with the FEL and 60" deck for my 15 acres. I don't want a back hoe nor do I have a place to store it. However I do find myself taking out a handful of stumps in the 8" - 10" range. Mostly old ones. I removed 15 last summer using the FEL, SawZall, axe, fire, etc... I have pretty sandy soil and no rocks to speak of. Has anyone had any experience using the Artillian front hoe bucket? I can see using it to tear out the smaller roots around the stump and cutting the biggest ones. And I know what I can and can't do with the loader arms, I'm not a novice to stump removal obviously.

    Thoughts or experience?

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    There are quite a few threads, I found these (hopefully the link works) with the google search feature in the upper right corner of the forum page using the term "fronthoe".

    http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...php?q=fronthoe

    Same search, but with "front hoe" instead:

    http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...php?q=fronthoe



    I't's on my "to buy" list soon, although I have a backhoe I can still see the utility in this option.
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    2 ft fork tines may work for ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    2 ft fork tines may work for ya.
    Yep. I tear up the low lying roots first then I go for the juggler.
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    Thanks Ken! For some reason my search doesn't seem to work from my tablet. Odd...

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    Hi, the FHB would certainly be helpful for liberating the peripheral roots but you probably realize this setup isn't going to do much against a tap root. Full length pallet forks have no business in this application. In sandy soil, pulling might be helpful in loosening, in combination with prying and cutting as you go. A backhoe is the right tool for that job no matter how you slice it.

    Last summer, my FHB was on my Artillian frame for most of the summer, second only to my grapple. We used the bucket to transplant a multitude of young trees around our property, which took mere minutes to do each one. These little buckets just keep showing more and more uses.
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    I have no experience with the Artillian bucket but I do have/use one of these...a Paumco spade that slips onto my forks. It works well for what I've done with it. And it does allow for a bit more reach out in front of the tractor.

    https://m.northerntool.com/products/...6534?adv=false
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldmanX View Post
    I have no experience with the Artillian bucket but I do have/use one of these...a Paumco spade that slips onto my forks. It works well for what I've done with it. And it does allow for a bit more reach out in front of the tractor.

    https://m.northerntool.com/products/...6534?adv=false
    Interesting. I like the idea of it being on the end of the forks for digging a trench. One of the reviews said they dug a trench 30” deep. That would be enough to access my septic lines next time.
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    I have one and love it. I have planted a ton of plants with it and some trees. I have used to it exclusively to remove trees and stumps. Worth the money.
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    Very useful info everyone! I am torn between the Artillian Front-Hoe and the Paumco Quick Spade. I may just end up getting both. Two questions:

    1. Does anyone that has experience with the Artillian front-hoe know approximately how deep of a trench is possible?
    2. Does anyone know if the Paumco Quick Spade would work okay on 3-inch forks (versus 4-1/2)?

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