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    Loader shovel??... think backhoe

    I'm too cheap to justify buying a backhoe. Does a loader mounted trenching or digging shovel exist? Yunno, to dig small semi shallow trenches or dig out bushes etc... seems like it would be a very useful tool...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 56FordGuy View Post
    Pallet forks work well, visibility is a little better than a bucket mounted shovel.
    how do you set up your forks when using them to dig?

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    Do you mean something like this? Looks like it's a SSQA and would only work on heavier machines though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeepTherapy View Post
    how do you set up your forks when using them to dig?
    You just put the forks together...
    Here is another option: Quick Spade - Fork Mounted Digging Spade Attachment - The Weeders Digest

    Here is thread where this subject was discussed at length: http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...questions.html
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    I have one of the Paumco spade for use on my forks. It does well for digging holes...haven't yet tried a ditch but that's on the books.
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    why not just get an SSQA mount and a backhoe for a skid-steer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnH123 View Post
    why not just get an SSQA mount and a backhoe for a skid-steer?

    Skid steer backhoe attachments are expensive, too heavy for most SCUTs and CUTs to lift, SSQA mounts aren't available for the small tractors and they don't have the hydraulic flow to run them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    You just put the forks together...
    Here is another option: Quick Spade - Fork Mounted Digging Spade Attachment - The Weeders Digest

    Here is thread where this subject was discussed at length: http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...questions.html
    That's what I'm looking for!! Never would have searched for "spade" however... I've put my forks together before to dig out bushes but then the Ole noggin got rolling and I wondered if one was available for shallow trenches, thanks!

    As for buying a backhoe attachment or something similar, I don't have need for one nor do I want to buy/maintain one.

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