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    Super Star Member IslandTractor's Avatar
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    Default Re: Need a set of forks

    There are cheaper and lighter forks available for CUTs. Not sure about the JD mount however as I've seen them in universal skidsteer mount. The set from Frontier is nice looking though. The cheaper ones I've seen are not infinitely adjustable and that is a nice feature.

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    Default Re: Need a set of forks

    Gizmo-

    You're looking at the bracket for the lower attaching pins. The linch pins go thru the back side (unseen in that photo) to hold the bottom of the fork carriage to the loader brackets. The same pins hold the bucket on too.

    I suppose if the fork frame was wider, that area would be better "protected" - so far it hasn't caused me a problem and, well, let's just say in that first 20 hours of use, there was a little abuse that occurred...

    -John
    2005 JD 3320 / 300CX Loader / MX5 Rotary Cutter / JD Ballast Box / Gill HBL72-2 Grader Blade / CA Forks

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    Veteran Member Runner's Avatar
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    Default Re: Need a set of forks

    I have the Frontier 42 inch fixed tine forks on a 2520 and like them. I don't think they weigh 425 lbs, maybe more like 250 or 300 tops. Just to give an idea of how the weight affects lifting performance, I needed to unload my backhoe which weighed about 800 lbs from my pickup. I was able to lift that load to about 4 feet but no more.

    There are some posts (with pictures) on here of lifting 1300 lbs or so, but only a foot or two off the ground.

    The Frontier forks seem to be pretty heavy-duty, more so than what the 2520 probably needs, but at least I know I won't bend or break them.
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    Default Re: Need a set of forks

    Decided to just go out and get the Frontier Forks.
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    JD 2320, 200CX FEL/61" bucket , 46 BH/16" bucket, FEL Forks, 72" Snow Blade, Landscape Rake, Ballast Box, PHD, The Wife

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    Default Re: Need a set of forks

    BTW, This is the manufactures label on my JD Frontier pallet forks......
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    JD 2320, 200CX FEL/61" bucket , 46 BH/16" bucket, FEL Forks, 72" Snow Blade, Landscape Rake, Ballast Box, PHD, The Wife

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    Default Re: Need a set of forks

    I was going to recommend Horning Pallet Forks made in Mifflinburg, Pa and sold at several different locations across the state. Price is right and they are well constructed but it looks like you already made your decision.
    "Land management is an art that builds on history and is based in science." Herb Stoddard Sr.

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    Default Re: Need a set of forks

    Gizmo,

    You're going to love them. I use mine all the time. In my opinion, they are money well spent.

    Have fun.
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    Default Re: Need a set of forks

    Gizmo,
    I picked up a set of Frontier forks Sat, your look alot heavier duty than the ones I got. But they did work great for moving brush and the trees I cut down.
    JD 2320 w/ R4's, 200CX w/ 61" bucket, 46BH w/ 16" bucket, 62D MMM w/ mulch kit, Imatch, Ballast Box, Frontier BB 2060, Frontier 1060 Landscape Rake, Frontier Pallet Forks, Frontier SB1154 Snow Blower, Meyers 6.5 TM snowplow, Markham 48" Grapple, Trac-Vac 854

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    Default Re: Need a set of forks

    Kernal,
    I did not get the set I thought I was going to get, these are made by Horst but sold by my dealer????? I'd like to see the set you have.
    JD 2320, 200CX FEL/61" bucket , 46 BH/16" bucket, FEL Forks, 72" Snow Blade, Landscape Rake, Ballast Box, PHD, The Wife

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    Default Re: Need a set of forks

    Horst makes some really decent stuff. I'm willing to bet that they are heavier duty than the Frontier ones.... don't quote me on that of course. They are local to me and I have a Horst toothbar and a Horst bale spear.

    Personally I would happily pick them over many others for things like forks, grapples, QA brackets, bale spears etc.
    Current: Kubota M7040 cab, hydraulic shuttle, Kubota M20 loader (made by ALO), LandPride RCR1872 rotary cutter, Horst bale spears & forks, Woods HB72 box blade, Kodiak 7' rake, Walco cultivator, chain harrow, Meteor 74" pull style blower

    Traded: Kubota L3400, LA473 HST (300 hrs), and various attachments

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