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Old 03-24-2011, 08:50 PM
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Is that a US mail pallet? tsk tsk

Seriously though, nice job on the forks. I really like the idea of painting the tips yellow. Although, I would weld the guard solid to the frame (if you haven't already), since you are relying on it when hooked up to the 3pth. 4 - 1/2" bolts wouldn't exactly make me confident
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:45 AM
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Aye, apart from similar concerns about beefing up the top link attatchment that's a damm fine job.

My only complaint is you waited till the end to share, we could have come along for the ride if you'd posted pics sooner


And nice paintjob too
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:02 AM
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Looks good!

I went the other way (universal quick tach) for my forks

http://shopfloortalk.com/forums/show...highlight=tach
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:22 AM
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Augh !

Don't take that off, that's the "sideshift option".

Even if you have to string a long hose from the back of the
tractor's quick coupler's, that enable you to slide the forks
sideways about 8".

Save's allot of backing up and getting another run for a pallet,
(that you just missed getting the fork into)
especially when adapted to a tractor, that doesn't manuver
quite as good as a forklift.

It's very handy to be able to wiggle the forks like that.
I would have liked to have it on there.

But I told not to use the side-shift only because you want the load centered on your FEL...And that it ''could tweak'' the loader arms if too much weight was shifted to one side.
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:43 AM
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theres nothing more handy than a forklift,looking good!
Thanks!.. Yeah, they sure will come in handy!
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Is that a US mail pallet? tsk tsk

Seriously though, nice job on the forks. I really like the idea of painting the tips yellow.
Thanks!

No, That's not a US Mail pallet... That's a ''Save A Lot'' pallet!!

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Although, I would weld the guard solid to the frame (if you haven't already), since you are relying on it when hooked up to the 3pth. 4 - 1/2" bolts wouldn't exactly make me confident
Good eyes!!... I didn't weld the guard ''solid to the frame''.. I tack welded it in 4 places on each side!, Because if I ever need to take the forks off the frame, I have to take the guard off first.

They will be used more on the front than the rear, But I thought it would be nice to make them for the 3PH too!
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Aye, apart from similar concerns about beefing up the top link attatchment that's a damm fine job.
Thanks!... Read the post above!

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My only complaint is you waited till the end to share, we could have come along for the ride if you'd posted pics sooner

And nice paintjob too
I'm sorry, JonhBoy!... I haven't had much time here lately to be Online, But I promise that I'll do better next time!... I do have some big builds I'll be doing soon, and I'll have to post as I make progress, Because they will take a while to build!

Thanks!
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:52 AM
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Looks good!

I went the other way (universal quick tach) for my forks

http://shopfloortalk.com/forums/show...highlight=tach
Thanks!

You did a great job on your forks!!... I like the D-Rings!!

Have you thought about adding a guard??

It's nice to have forks on a tractor!

Thanks for the link to your forks!
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:13 AM
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I would have liked to have it on there.

But I told not to use the side-shift only because you want the load centered on your FEL...And that it ''could tweak'' the loader arms if too much weight was shifted to one side.
Well, that is true, but what happens when you have the bucket on,
and snag one corner on a stump ?

I use it to sneak the fork's in, then lift slightly, and wiggle the load
back to center.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:18 AM
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I bet it will get used more than the bucket. Nice work.
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:19 AM
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Stick/Mig,

Nice job!!!...........You had the ambition to go the whole 9 yards. I settled for the fork carriage from a Yale stand up similar to what you used. I was lazy and just bought a heavy duty quick attach plate, and did a few fabrication modifications to the carriage. I then welded the carriage to the plate. It turned out ok, but had I been thinking I should have made an allowance for tilting the fork tips down at a greater angle. I probably do not have half the downward tilt that you have. Oh well, sometime when the need arises, I will fix that little problem. The downward tilt is nice for getting under, and lifting concrete slabs. I have mine mounted to a Case 1845C skid loader. I bet you wonder how you got along without forks.........I know I did.
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:15 PM
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That is going to be one of those things you use so often you never remember living without it.
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