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    Default Pallet forks for Woods DuAl 145 (in place of bucket, not on bucket)

    I have a kubota B7100 with a Woods DuAl 145 loader, and would like to put pallet forks on it for move small pallets of firewood. This is a pretty limited setup, as only has a lift capacity of about 700 lbs in the bucket, so I know I'll need to keep the loads small. I also know that putting add-on forks on the bucket will limit me much more, so I want to either get forks that pin directly onto the loader arm in place of the bucket, or maybe put a quick attach system directly on the load arms, along with a set of forks that will mount to that system, and then maybe have my bucket modified to work with the QA as well.

    I'd like to keep the costs as reasonable as possible, so I don't mind not have QA if it can save me a good amount of money.

    I've also considered buying a set of bare 36" forks on ebay, and then going to a local fabricator to just have something made.

    Any suggestions? What solutions TBNers implemented?

    Thanks,
    jas67
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    Default Re: Pallet forks for Woods DuAl 145 (in place of bucket, not on bucket)

    Quote Originally Posted by jas67 View Post
    Any suggestions? What solutions TBNers implemented?
    Better late than never huh?

    I have an MF1250. I can lift about 800 lbs in the bucket, but wanted to move heavier things like pallets of roofing or scrap car chassis. I decided I wanted light weight forks for the 3 point. Mostly I move a pallet with barrel of diesel.

    I bought the cheapest forks I could from the clearance rack at StoreFront NetForks.com Online Store, $147.23 with free shipping. Welded two 4" square tubes to them ($60 from Fort Wayne | Metal Supermarkets - Steel, Aluminum, Stainless, Hot-Rolled, Cold-Rolled, Alloy, Carbon, Galvanized, Brass, Bronze, Copper), a bracket that came off an old mower for the top link and two bolts for the bottom pins. Works great and is light enough for me to move around by hand.

    It was my first welding project and seems to be holding just fine.

    I keep seeing fork lift masts on craigslist, which look more useful, but they weight too much. I wouldn't be able to lift them and the load. I'd have to use a helper wheel or something.

    Joe
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    Default Re: Pallet forks for Woods DuAl 145 (in place of bucket, not on bucket)

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Batt View Post
    Better late than never huh?

    I have an MF1250. I can lift about 800 lbs in the bucket, but wanted to move heavier things like pallets of roofing or scrap car chassis. I decided I wanted light weight forks for the 3 point. Mostly I move a pallet with barrel of diesel.

    I bought the cheapest forks I could from the clearance rack at StoreFront NetForks.com Online Store, $147.23 with free shipping. Welded two 4" square tubes to them ($60 from Fort Wayne | Metal Supermarkets - Steel, Aluminum, Stainless, Hot-Rolled, Cold-Rolled, Alloy, Carbon, Galvanized, Brass, Bronze, Copper), a bracket that came off an old mower for the top link and two bolts for the bottom pins. Works great and is light enough for me to move around by hand.

    I don't have a great picture, but here is the culmination of my efforts: Error 43 (Forbidden)!!1

    It was my first welding project and seems to be holding just fine.

    I keep seeing fork lift masts on craigslist, which look more useful, but they weight too much. I wouldn't be able to lift them and the load. I'd have to use a helper wheel or something.

    Joe
    You lucked out there pal. They do not seem to have these in clearance anymore. I bought one of those Tractor Supply carrier 1000 lb capacity forks and proceeded to beef them up with welded metal and gussets. They picked up an a 1700 lb stem with just a bit of a creak.
    Your picture got "forbidden".
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