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Ralph C. this his John Deere 312 and his new JBJr.

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An update from Ralph 9-16-02

I have now moved all of the loam in my pile, I've estimated it at 60 yards.  The Johnny Bucket has exceeded all expectations.  I moved large (400 lb.) rocks without any problems.  I filled the bucket to overflowing with rocks without any problems. For all the hard use I have put it through, there is absolutely no sign of excess wear anywhere on the bucket - just the expected paint wear.

The Johnny Bucket has been a real time and back saver.  I never miss an opportunity to show it off to my friends.

Ralph C.
Great product! 
Here are some shots with the bucket installed.  I am planning on using a carriage bolt and wing nut to hold the rope guide block in place instead of the c-clamp.  I wanted a way to be able to quickly remove and install without having to tie and untie the ropes.
Ralph C.

Nice field mod.

Bob A. with  his 1641 Cub Cadet

Bob bought his JBJr. to turn over a big pile of dirt that was put there many years ago when he had a pond dug on his property 
Below is the letter he wrote.

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Larry digging the pond
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After Larry years ago
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Just exercising and warming up the equipment the equipment
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Scooping load
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200 lb load
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Moving a load
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Dumping a load

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I can't do the same work as Larry did with the heavy-duty earth moving equipment but as you can see, my Cub 1641 and Johnny Bucket are making a pretty good dent in the job of turning the pile of legacy humus inside out.  I figure there's about fifty yards here.
My hat is off to you, John.  You've got a great product.

Gregg R.  with his pristine 1965 Wards Squire 10 by Simplicity

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Dear John,
I want to tell you what a wonderful product that you make. I would like to thank you and everyone else involved with the research, development and the manufacturing of the Johnny Bucket. I wish I had your product a long time ago. Here is a picture of my 1965 Wards Squire 10 made by Simplicity. I use the tractor and bucket almost daily. Since the picture was taken I've installed a electric rear hatch release off of an Ford Excursion. It's heavy duty 17 lb. pull to release the bucket. The first one I tried was a trunk release for a car and it wasn't strong enough. This works great ! If you or anyone has any questions please email me and I'll show you how I installed it.
Thanks Again,
Gregg Rapp

Mark H. with  his Beautiful 75th Anniversary Simplicity Sovereign

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Love the JBJr ..15 yards. of mulch in a matter a few hours.
Thanks again,
Mark H. 

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Larry S. with his Bolens HT20

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Larry loading his trailer Larry unloading his trailer

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Larry with a receiver hitch adaptor I made per his request to fit his JBJr. hitch frame

Last September I moved to New York. The home that I bought has some woods and I wanted to do some landscaping. I bought a Johnny Bucket Jr. and I have have moved 11 truckloads of gravel, stone, fill and topsoil. In addition, I had to remove 27 stumps from the property both in, and out of the woods. 
I asked John Scheele to design me a "Front" bumper hitch to attach to my Johnny Bucket. The hitch is fantastic and a real help moving the chipper in the woods.

Ford H.  with his Simplicity Sovereign 7119H and a massive landscaping project

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Ford excavating for a slab
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Nice job on the rope handles and eyelets

Scotty B.'s Immaculate California Bolens 650

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Thank you for putting a picture of my Bolens 650 with my Johnny bucket jr in your Testimonials. Attached is a picture of me and my grandson on my "Johnny bucket jr".
Since that picture was taken, my "Johnny bucket jr" has helped me remove all of the palm trees you see behind me and level the dirt pile the tractor is sitting on. I've been using my Johnny bucket jr for several months now and just today I moved a ton of dirt in my garden. I LOVE my Johnny bucket jr. The guys at work think my Bolens tractor is called a "Johnny bucket jr". Every Friday they ask if I am going to get on my "Johnny bucket jr" this weekend. I just say "yup".
The high quality steel and care you take in manufacturing this product has proven to me that I will enjoy working with my "Johnny bucket jr" for years to come. This product has made my small tractor the most useful garden tool I own!!! 
Many thanks for a well thought out attachment for my Bolens 650!!

Thanks Scotty,
Never before until now, has a Johnny Bucket moved palm trees.
Keep up the great work,
John Scheele

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You told me that you didn't think I would stall out my Briggs & Stratton 6 hp motor scooping dirt with your JBJr. but I had my doubts. You were right... The wheels spin when I take a big bite but my little tractor keeps on pushing. The better my technique,  the more dirt I can pick up each scoop.
I LOVE this innovation for small tractors!!!
Will send more pix soon.

Ed V.'s Pristine Cub Cadet 1650

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Don V.'s Cub Cadet 100

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Russ R. with his Simplicity Sovereign 7117 and a massive landscaping project

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Here is my Johnny Bucket Jr. before I lead it into battle.

He said he needed his JBJr. to dislodge and remove 2" river rock that has been covered by dirt for many years

This is where he is building a stone wall and dumping the gravel to extend the driveway out from the workshop. 

"This has been a life saver as I would have been spending weeks getting that river rock out of there".

Russ and his grandson helping out on Saturday.  Even with a large load of the stone, he was
able to steer the tractor when transporting to the dump area and I don't have power steering. 

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Don Swietlik's Bolens 1257 with battle scars 

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Tom Schmit's custom gold metallic JBJr. and his high performance Bolens 1963 Husky 800 
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Rick Anderson's Action Movie Clips Using His Johnny Bucket Jr. on his 7016 Simplicity
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When Rick sent me these clips, he said "I lent out the JBJr. this past weekend to a friend who used it to move 20 yard of topsoil in his yard.  He said that it worked great and sure saved time and also saved his back". ( Just think how many days it would have taken with a wheel barrow and a shovel)
Rick was demonstrating his outstanding bucket skills to his friend. Note: Rick's tractor has manual lift and has no problem lifting a full scoop of dirt.

Kent Thomas's Johnny Bucket Jr. on his B-210 Allis-Chalmers
Kent's Johnny Bucket Jr. Review

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Newly mounted JBJr.

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Grade before

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Kent's neighbor wishing he had a B-210

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Scraping w/down pressure

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Full load

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Fill depth

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Finished grade

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Finished service road

Sam Ericson's Johnny Bucket Jr. on his 2818H Massey Ferguson

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I asked Sam how often he had been using his JBJr. and he replied:
"We have found that while its not a use everyday item it does have frequent
uses like: hauling your tools around the yard, cleaning up trash around the
property, indispensable when doing landscaping work hauling your piles of
dirt and rocks around. I had 3 truckloads of dirt and one truckload of rock
hauled in, all being moved around the property with these buckets. I need
one more load of washed gravel to finish.
 I am amazed at how well this bucket digs down into the material. Its also
nice in that it is a quick on and off the tractor item."
John Scheele's Johnny Bucket Sr. in use on his HT23 Bolens

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