Thinking about pallet forks……

Snowman7

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What is everybody buying for pallet forks. They will not be used everyday but mainly to move implements and occasionally some heavy sh… I only want to buy them once but I don’t need
the best their are. Oh, these would be for my LX3310. Thanks in advance
 

RalphVa

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There's another thread that you should look at talking about bolt on vs. dedicated forks. Dedicated forks have good visibility vs. bolt ons but require more storage space. Others can comment on Landpride vs. Titan, etc.
 

Snowman7

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There's another thread that you should look at talking about bolt on vs. dedicated forks. Dedicated forks have good visibility vs. bolt ons but require more storage space. Others can comment on Landpride vs. Titan, etc.
I have a cheap pair of clamp on, definitely want to upgrade.
 

GreensvilleJay

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re: Dedicated forks have good visibility vs. bolt ons but require more storage space.
if you're that tight for 'storage space', you need to buy a bigger farm !:)
I place my HLA fork unit onto of a 4by8 mini farm wagon, next to the SSQA snoblower or bucket
Keeps them out of the mud and snow,easy access.
readup what th eloader will lift, get forks LESS than that. No sense buying 3000# rated forks, if you can REALLY only lift 1200#
 

fried1765

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I have a cheap pair of clamp on, definitely want to upgrade.
You bought the cheap junk forks first.
Depending on your loader capability, get the EA 4,400# forks!
They are excellent, and will last for a lifetime.
 

JimmyJazz

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The Titan Attachments forks were recommended on here a few months ago by a fellow B2601 owner, so I bought them as well. I would be mindful of your lifting capacity and size the forks accordingly. Mine are on the heavy side but would work well for you. If you google Titan discount code before placing your order you may get a 10% discount. Lots of info on YouTube regarding this subject. I paid $600 or so delivered. I recommend Titan Attachments products. They seem to represent good value. I bought a 2 ton capacity gantry crane from them 3 years ago that is awesome as well as the forks. Two thumbs up. UPDATE; I see the price has been increased quite a bit. Maybe not as good a value anymore.
 
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Jasper2018

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I have a set of clamp-on forks and don't care for them. It's very difficult for me to see the tips do to the bucket being in the way. Also see how much you will actually be able to lift. Clamp ones extend out more do to being attached to bucket.
 

rc51stierhoff

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I think it depends on how heavy duty you want. Artillian has a very nice design and very high quality welds. I have them at my home on my B. For my MX though I have land pride and they are very heavy duty and have some useful features…they are similar to what would would see on a skid steer…built pretty stout. In my opinion the Artillians set has a much better quality from weld craftsmanship however, the land pride has some extra uses…such as integrated step on the side and also slots for log chain. The Artillian has an integrated hitch however to be very useful the fork tines have to come off. It also has the ability for a front ho. For a smaller machine like my B I think the Artillian is more versatile. I would both again.
 

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I have a cheap pair of clamp on, definitely want to upgrade.
I have a set of clamp ons that work just fine for my needs. Granted they cannot be easily viewed with the bucket in the way, but for my use I do not feel the need to upgrade...

Six in one, half a dozen in the other I guess...LOL
 

Goz63

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I bought a set of TerraForce SSQA forks. They are adjustable and have worked great.
 

edritchey

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For your tractor Land Pride recommends the PFL2042. They should be a good match but like everything else right now finding a set of them might be a challenge.
 
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I have these: https://www.rootgrapple.com/product/standard-duty-pallet-forks-with-frame/

They were decently priced, not stupid heavy, local, and in stock so I could stop by on my lunch break to look at them, pay for them, and head back to work with them in my truck. They’re width adjustable (a necessity in my opinion) and slightly over my loader’s capacity but not way over to the point of being useless weight. I don’t know what loader you have so they might or might not be a bit large for your uses. For my use I can’t imagine using bucket clamp forks. I’m sure they work well for some.
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At the time I found zero used forks in the size range necessary. Appeared people buy them but don’t resell them.
 
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jyoutz

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There's another thread that you should look at talking about bolt on vs. dedicated forks. Dedicated forks have good visibility vs. bolt ons but require more storage space. Others can comment on Landpride vs. Titan, etc.
Storage space? A few cinder blocks outdoors to set them on is all you need to store pallet forks.
 

jyoutz

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What is everybody buying for pallet forks. They will not be used everyday but mainly to move implements and occasionally some heavy sh… I only want to buy them once but I don’t need
the best their are. Oh, these would be for my LX3310. Thanks in advance
I bought these for my MX and they are very heavy duty. The probably make a lighter version for your use.

 

fried1765

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I bought these for my MX and they are very heavy duty. The probably make a lighter version for your use.

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I have these: https://www.rootgrapple.com/product/standard-duty-pallet-forks-with-frame/

They were decently priced, not stupid heavy, local, and in stock so I could stop by on my lunch break to look at them, pay for them, and head back to work with them in my truck. They’re width adjustable (a necessity in my opinion) and slightly over my loader’s capacity but not way over to the point of being useless weight. I don’t know what loader you have so they might or might not be a bit large for your uses. For my use I can’t imagine using bucket clamp forks. I’m sure they work well for some. View attachment 73804 View attachment 73805 View attachment 73810

At the time I found zero used forks in the size range necessary. Appeared people buy them but don’t resell them.
I do not like this style forks!
The headrack sits several inches behind the actual forks, thus preventing a tall load
(bricks/blocks?) from having a back to rest against.
My EA forks give full headrack support.
 

fried1765

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Mine is stored under a carport, but come on- these are just chunks of steel, no gearboxes or anything mechanical.
EVERYTHING STEEL RUSTS when exposed to the elements!
You like to live with rust?
I do not!
 
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jyoutz

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I do not like this style forks!
The headrack sits several inches behind the actual forks, thus preventing a tall load
(bricks/blocks?) from having a back to rest against.
My EA forks give full headrack support.
That is seldom an issue for me, and a small piece of plywood against the rack would work in that situation.