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Made a rear counterweight for the E-scoop from an old surface grinder vise. Only about 40 pounds but all I had available.


Haven't tested it yet but expect it will help the E-scoop lift more.
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I like that E-scoop design Roy. Might try something like that instead of looking for an L-12 loader. dOd I use what ever weight I have available. Currently I'm using a 70lb power max front weight for the back of the Squire, three 25lb weights to counter balance Ugly-Alice and a stinger with two doughnuts for the Big Ten and Snow Blower. Necessity is the mother of invention and I've lived by that for years with moderate success.
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Looks like it'll work to me Roy. Heavy iron that looks good is hard to come by. However, when you test it, I expect the pictures of said test to show some dirt in your e-scoop, still not convinced that mulch didn't get moved by owhn and a wheel barrow.:D
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A counter weight setup like that only worked on the FDTs with a rod to lift the rear attachments. The RBTs use a cable to lift rear attachments and unless you have modifie your rock shaft under the tractor that weight you put on the back will hurt your lifting power for your E scoop
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I am certain that Roy has it all figured out, and he probably has one of his custom rockshafts in there too. He has been doing this for a little while.
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"I am certain that Roy has it all figured out" Bingo. :) Converted rear lift over to the 38" HD tiller type quite a while ago. Thanks Josh. Edit: Marty, if I can get OWHN to take pictures while the E-scoop is in use I might be able to change your mind. :D
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Zach, You may want to read this post. http://simpletractors.com/club2/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=90443&SearchTerms=rockershaft%2Cadapter Also Roy's 7013 is a shuttle and does not have a hydrolift.
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Just to clarify, the late model tractors came from the factory with the rock shaft already manufactured for the 38" HD tiller. e.g. they could be converted for counterbalances without a conversion kit.
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