Pallet Forks Recommendation

Dwight Bremer

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Since I still don't have sight of the new Kubota, I am buying attachments for it. Somehow, that makes sense to me.:rolleyes:

What is your best recommendation for pallet forks for the LA805 loader? I imagine they should be just heavy duty enough to lift the maximum amount of weight within loader specifications.
 

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loader spec says 2200#,so that would be the max, minus the weight of the actual SSQA mtg plate and forks.
you'll have to decide on the length of forks. usually they can be 36,42,48,60. I have 60s on my forklift, 42s on my BX23S, 48's on my D-14. I'd think 42s might be the best choice, all depends on what YOU will be moving and where, Shorter forks+skids = tighter areas to move around in.
 
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Take a look at UA forks, 42” or 48”, they are US made and can also come with a 2” receiver and hay spear holes. Buy the model with the headache rack for protection from load movement. UA fit and finish is top quality, weight is reasonable.
 
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Since I still don't have sight of the new Kubota, I am buying attachments for it. Somehow, that makes sense to me.:rolleyes:

What is your best recommendation for pallet forks for the LA805 loader? I imagine they should be just heavy duty enough to lift the maximum amount of weight within loader specifications.
I bought the cheapest Titan frame, since I thought I had a source of free forks (but my free forks were a larger class than the frame - luckily, I found some used forks to buy). It also has a 2" receiver. The frame is fine for lifting, but the bottom rail is a little light if you do something that lifts up on the fork tips. The frame weighs about 150# and the 42" forks add at least that much. It doesn't have a safety backstop, which I'll probably add.
Delivery time on the frame was shorter than a complete rig. Companies have to replace the forks when they wear down, so you may be able to buy some cheap. Just be sure to get the right size.
 

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I bought the QA frame from Titan and picked up a set of 36" forks for free that came off of a old fork lift at work. I had $220.00 in my setup. If I had been buying it all knowing what I know now would get the longer forks, the 48" at least would serve me better. I use them to haul a lot of brush, the extra length would be a plus.

I like Titan and they are good to work with from my dealings.

You will get a lot of use from the forks, they can make life so much easier. Mine stay on more than my bucket. I also take a plastic pallet and secure to them for a nice work platform and for hauling all kinds of things.

Jay
 

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My Titan forks came just like the picture I posted and included ssqa, 3 bail Speers and 60" forks. I've run them on 4 differant tractors. A L245dt, M4000, MX5100 and now my M6060. I've abused the heck out of them and never a problem. They came with a big sticker on the side of the frame that said "MADE IN THE USA"
 
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Dwight Bremer

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Since I have (will have) the heavy duty bucket what do you guys think about the forks that clamp on the bucket? They are cheap and the reviews are good. Like this one: Clamp on Titan
 

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They are crap! Don't waste your money. They won't clamp down tight and will move EVERY TIME you realy need them to stay in place. Seriously!! Don't waste your money
 

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Since I have (will have) the heavy duty bucket what do you guys think about the forks that clamp on the bucket? They are cheap and the reviews are good. Like this one: Clamp on Titan
DITTO to "ranger danger"
Clamp on forks are absolute JUNK!
Don't waste your money!
 
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Since I have (will have) the heavy duty bucket what do you guys think about the forks that clamp on the bucket? They are cheap and the reviews are good. Like this one: Clamp on Titan
I thought briefly about clamp-ons since my primary use is hauling saplings, which aren't too heavy. But they make the load point further out front and the bucket would block your view of the forks. So I came to my senses.
And they wouldn't be very good for popping out saplings, I don't think.
 

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If money is the biggest problem, consider getting some 3 point forks from T/C until you can get the cash together for some real fel forks. After that, you can use the 3 points for the frame for a rear cargo box.
 

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CM... I just slide on sections of rect tubing to make my 5' forks into 9' forks ,when required. Typically when R/R 8' pickup boxes. That way it's EASY...
Nice idea, what I usually need extra length is for brush nothing heavy. I have some pvc pipe I could slide over the forks and secure when needed. Thanks again for the idea.
 

Dwight Bremer

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133210_05.jpg I trashed the clamp-ons thought.

Went ahead and ordered Titan light duty (up to 2600 pounds) which is far more than I will ever need. This is my last tractor so I don't need to move them to something bigger and better along the line.
 
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UpNorthMI

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I agree with your maximum load comments but believe these lighter Titan forks are maybe fixed width which is extremely limiting. Are these adjustable width forks or the fixed width? I would strongly recommend not to buy fixed width forks, I find myself constantly adjusting fork widths and could not imagine trying to live with fixed width no matter how much money was saved.

Just trying to be helpful. Good luck with your new forks.
 
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Dwight Bremer

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The forks are fixed. If that is limiting, I have a shop full of welders, torches, band saw, drill press, so modifications are well with in the realm of possibility's:). Actually, had considered building my own forks but then the reinvention of the wheel factor hit me across the side of the head.
 

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I have these:


If someone would have told me up front they’d be my most used attachment I’d have laughed at them.

I’m not laughing any more. l’ve moved pallets, equipment, cattle panels, gates, various materials etc.

In fact I use them for moving round bales more often that I use my hay spear. I only use the spear when unloading a trailer of rounds anymore.

i wouldn’t skimp on forks, you’ll likely use them more than you think.

ETA-I forgot pushing over trees. They’re great for that too.
 
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I went with the Titan
48" PALLET FORK & HAY BALE SPEAR TRAILER HITCH ATTACHMENT
Interesting thing was I requested 48" forks and it arrived with 42" forks and 48" forks.

I told them about it and wanted to send them the 42" forks back since I didn't pay for them.
They said to just keep them because it would cost too much to have them sent back so I keep the 48's on the outside slots and the 42's on the inside slots for when I am moving piles of brush and stuff.
The hitch attachment has been handy except for having to pull the forks off to use it.
Like Porcupine said, they are my most used attachment. I was obsessed with getting hooks for my bucket but use the pallet forks with a chain on them to move most things and love pulling T-posts with them.
 
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