Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
  1. #1
    Silver Member dkhntr04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    169
    Location
    Northern MN
    Tractor
    Deere 3720 Cab

    Default Where to buy bare pallet forks.

    I'm looking to build a set of pallet forks for my SSQA equipped FEL. I'd like to build my own since I have the skills and shop, and save some money in the process.

    I can buy an entire pallet fork attachment ready to use for about $550. I'm looking at the 3k 42" range. However, looking around I cannot find the bare forks for sale anywhere at a price that would make it worth building an attachment rather than just buying one. The guys who can build the complete attachment for $550 have to buy the forks somewhere, any idea where I could get a pair of bare forks for significantly less than the $350-400 I am finding? I'm looking at the notched rail style.

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    340
    Location
    Corpus Christi. Tx
    Tractor
    Case 485

    Default Re: Where to buy bare pallet forks.

    have you tried the forklift dealers for used ones? Industrial mechanic shops that repair heavy equipment.? I know over the years we have bought new forks for atleast 3 of our forklifts, usually the shop doing the swap keeps the old ones.Except on the last replacement set, I kept those

  3. #3
    Advertiser Artillian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    385
    Location
    Sutton, MA
    Tractor
    John Deere

    Default

    Hi Dk,

    Fork tines are available at Artillian.com. If you are looking for higher load ratings, watch Craigslist. I see heavier tines coming and going on there regularly, at least in my area anyway. Have fun with your build!
    Chris@Artillian

    Artillian Lightweight Pallet Forks and Other Attachments for John Deere tractors
    www.ARTILLIAN.com

    JD 2520 TLB
    JD X324

  4. #4
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    4,409
    Location
    Northwest, WA

    Default Re: Where to buy bare pallet forks.

    They're out there, keep searching.

    Hint; craigslist
    ::Sent from a standard desktop keyboard::

    My Photobucket

  5. #5
    Super Member Scooby074's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    5,669
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Tractor
    BX 25, ZD 326

    Default Re: Where to buy bare pallet forks.

    Scrap yards.

    Gotta watch though as some companies have policy to cut up forks to prevent reuse. That and it makes them easier to handle.

  6. #6
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    229
    Location
    mpls
    Tractor
    Mitsubishi MT372, Yanmar YM1110D, Kubota B2400

    Default Re: Where to buy bare pallet forks.

    Try Atv Express, a seller on Ebay.

  7. #7
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    363
    Location
    OH
    Tractor
    Ford 851/ JD 770 MFWD

    Default Re: Where to buy bare pallet forks.

    As was stated before, get them from Artillian. He's a TBN member, plus his fork prices are right in line with what you are looking for.

  8. #8
    Veteran Member jimgerken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    1,596
    Location
    Minnesota
    Tractor
    John Deere 3720

    Default Re: Where to buy bare pallet forks.

    I found a forklift scrapyard / repair depot kinda place in Racine WI. They sold me brick tines, which are 2 inches square instead of 2x4. Impossible to bend with my 45 hp tractor, and they weigh half as much as standard tines. Mine were worn undersize for OSHA specs, so were scrap. I think I paid 75 each.

  9. #9
    Elite Member blueriver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    4,249
    Location
    S.E.Oklahoma
    Tractor
    JD 5520 Montana 4340 Farmall Super C

    Default Re: Where to buy bare pallet forks.

    Quote Originally Posted by dkhntr04 View Post
    I'm looking to build a set of pallet forks for my SSQA equipped FEL. I'd like to build my own since I have the skills and shop, and save some money in the process.

    I can buy an entire pallet fork attachment ready to use for about $550. I'm looking at the 3k 42" range. However, looking around I cannot find the bare forks for sale anywhere at a price that would make it worth building an attachment rather than just buying one. The guys who can build the complete attachment for $550 have to buy the forks somewhere, any idea where I could get a pair of bare forks for significantly less than the $350-400 I am finding? I'm looking at the notched rail style.

    Thanks!
    Try these guys PalletForks.com Home Page they are excellent to work with
    "When selling a lifetime ... don't sell it short"
    auctioneer@southernauctionco.com

  10. #10
    Elite Member blueriver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    4,249
    Location
    S.E.Oklahoma
    Tractor
    JD 5520 Montana 4340 Farmall Super C

    Default Re: Where to buy bare pallet forks.

    And I think they got a set on sale for about $475 with free shipping (I think) thats a complete set.
    "When selling a lifetime ... don't sell it short"
    auctioneer@southernauctionco.com

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-20-2010, 06:33 PM
  2. New Pallet Forks.... Question.
    By Boiler74 in forum John Deere Owning/Operating
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-22-2010, 05:36 PM
  3. Kubota BX pallet forks
    By Just2quickz28 in forum Kubota Owning/Operating
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 03-05-2010, 01:20 PM
  4. Forks Comparison Test--Attachable Loader Forks
    By glennmac in forum Attachments
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 10-11-2001, 11:56 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2013 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.