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    Default Re: Need a set of forks

    Quote Originally Posted by canoetrpr
    Horst makes some really decent stuff. I'm willing to bet that they are heavier duty than the Frontier ones.... .
    I agree on Horst equipment. I have a FEL skidsteer adapter from them and it is extremely solid, well engineered and built. They are not cheap but you definitely get what you pay for from Horst.

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    Default Re: Need a set of forks

    Quote Originally Posted by IslandTractor
    I agree on Horst equipment. I have a FEL skidsteer adapter from them and it is extremely solid, well engineered and built. They are not cheap but you definitely get what you pay for from Horst.
    Yeah, all 420lbs of it. LOL, Still can't get over the weight of these forks.
    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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    Super Star Member IslandTractor's Avatar
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    Default Re: Need a set of forks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2
    Yeah, all 420lbs of it. LOL, Still can't get over the weight of these forks.
    You'll like the weight and strength when you buy attachments like this: (photos)

    Saves me from mounting the BH for small jobs.
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    Default Re: Need a set of forks

    Never seen anything like that Island.
    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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    Default Re: Need a set of forks

    NOW that is cool. Glad I got a heavy set of forks.
    Some days you're the bug and other days you're the windshield.
    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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    Super Star Member IslandTractor's Avatar
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    Default Re: Need a set of forks

    Quote Originally Posted by canoetrpr
    Never seen anything like that Island.
    I hadn't either. It seems a very logical idea however and it really does work. I forget exactly what it cost, maybe $150. Quick Spade is the name. Got them over the internet from a company that specializes in pond clearing equipment ???why they make these things. They also make a version that goes on to the bucket or the forks. Mounting on the bucket obviously limits your trenching depth to about 18 inchs though.

    I've used them on small stumps and to dig holes and moving bushes. I'd think they would work pretty well for trenching too so long as you have HST. If you think about how they have to be used you'll see that the digging part is simple but that you need to back the tractor then turn to the side to dump. Still, much quicker for small projects than mounting the backhoe.

    It also has a technical advantage over the backhoe when dealing with shrubs or small trees. You don't need to come over the top to dig like with a backhoe so you can move rather than destroy the greenery. It also allows you to dig without parking the tractor and getting on the backhoe and dropping the stabilizers etc etc.

    Overall I think it will be a very useful addition to the toy chest.

    The only other thing I'd mention is that you need a sledge hammer to get the thing off the forks once you've done any serious digging. A few "taps" and they pop off but there is no way you could pry the thing off with your hands.
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    Default Re: Need a set of forks

    Here's the forks I got Gizmo, not sure on the weight, but they look alittle lighter than yours. They are a handi attachment.
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    Default Re: Need a set of forks

    Yep, those are the set I thought I was getting. Go figure!
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by canoetrpr
    Never seen anything like that Island.
    I like the subtle ad for Wallace Tractors...

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    Default Re: Need a set of forks

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulChristenson
    I like the subtle ad for Wallace Tractors...
    Pretty sharp eyes. You are referring to the forks themselves which have Wallace Tractor laser? cut into the frame. Rick brought them and used them to unload my mower when he brought me the new tractor last year. I was thinking about getting some forks anyway and Rick owed me some $$ for a mower I was trading to him so we arranged for him to just leave the forks behind. I think he got the forks as a "present" from Millonzi for some screw up of an order he'd made and had two sets anyway. I believe he still has the other set at his shop in PA.
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