if the ground is too hard for the tool to dig.
you may need another tool, you can not have enough tools.
sometimes you can pull a sub soiler (single point) through the area you want to move the earth.
the sub soiler will loosen up the ground and the scooper should work much better.
guess if you have a plow you could pull the plow and break up the ground some.
anything to loosen the soil, in loose soil the scooper will load up fast.
they are slow, but take your time you can move a lot of dirt.
@@@@@******if you go backwards into the dirt: I would recommend you use stabilizer bars on each side of the lift arms.
when you back into the hard dirt, the scoop goes to one side. at this time you place a lot of side stress on your lower arms and belly attachment bolts.
If you broke or bent one of your lift arms or worst yet, break off one of the hitch bolts under the tractor that the lift arms attach too,
(that would make for a very bad day)
just a heads up!!!