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    Platinum Member allen in texas's Avatar
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    Default Question, pallet fork users, which one should I get

    My tractor is a Grand L5740 with an 854 loader. What capacity, what brand, notched fork locators or sliding bar type? Length of forks? width and thickness. I don't abuse my equipment but I don't baby it either.
    Is that enough questions?
    KK 72" tiller Rears SPF 72 inch Flail, FL960 knives, Cammond BS72E 6 foot BB,
    HF Quick hitch, RBT3584 rear blade.
    assorted two and 4 row diamond bar equipment, all junky.
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    Platinum Member allen in texas's Avatar
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    Default Re: Question, pallet fork users, which one should I get

    Shoot!!! Just noticed a sticky about pallet forks. Guess I'll read all that
    KK 72" tiller Rears SPF 72 inch Flail, FL960 knives, Cammond BS72E 6 foot BB,
    HF Quick hitch, RBT3584 rear blade.
    assorted two and 4 row diamond bar equipment, all junky.
    20 ft Big Tex 70CH
    Maxey 14000# 16'x83" GN dump trailer
    Oliver 6241 3 bottom rollover moldboard plow
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdEStYYl1Ts
    I like straight furrows
    1960 model 102 Ford 14 inch two bottom rollover plow on my little L3240

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    Platinum Member allen in texas's Avatar
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    Default Re: Question, pallet fork users, which one should I get

    Ok read the entire thread didn't find what I wanted to know...
    KK 72" tiller Rears SPF 72 inch Flail, FL960 knives, Cammond BS72E 6 foot BB,
    HF Quick hitch, RBT3584 rear blade.
    assorted two and 4 row diamond bar equipment, all junky.
    20 ft Big Tex 70CH
    Maxey 14000# 16'x83" GN dump trailer
    Oliver 6241 3 bottom rollover moldboard plow
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdEStYYl1Ts
    I like straight furrows
    1960 model 102 Ford 14 inch two bottom rollover plow on my little L3240

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    Default Re: Question, pallet fork users, which one should I get

    Quote Originally Posted by allen in texas View Post
    Ok read the entire thread didn't find what I wanted to know...
    There wasn't an answer to your questions anywhere?

    Buy the stock kubota forks that are made for the L5740. They are expensive but quite sturdy.

    Mine are mostly used for heavy logs but they come in handy for a multitude of uses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwdixon View Post

    There wasn't an answer to your questions anywhere?

    Buy the stock kubota forks that are made for the L5740. They are expensive but quite sturdy.

    Mine are mostly used for heavy logs but they come in handy for a multitude of uses.
    Those look pretty identical to my frontier forks...probably made in the same factory...pretty darn sturdy if you ask me...

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    Default Re: Question, pallet fork users, which one should I get

    Try and find an ANSUNG dealer. I have their Terraforce 42 inch for my Bobcat CT235. Perfect match. You do not need much more capacity in the fork than you can lift. The ones I have are the sliding notch type. Best investment I have made yet.

    The best suggestion I can make is visit you local AGG dealers that rent equipment. Looks at the brands they rent and the sizes they recommend for your tractor. I got a sweet deal on a used set.

    Hope this helps
    2011 CT 235 with FEL, Filled rear tires, 6 foot Land Pride Box Blade, Ansung Terra Force YJR074 tiller, Ansung Terra Force 42 inch pallet forks, Bobcat brushog, IH 1300 9 ft sickle mower, along with rear flood light on the tractor.

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    Default Re: Question, pallet fork users, which one should I get

    I prefer the sliding bar type, because on uneven ground the tips are free to be at different heights. -p6190005-jpg

    I put a chain around one or both forks for dumping brush or trees.
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    They are 42" long, but I am looking for longer ones.
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    Default Re: Question, pallet fork users, which one should I get

    I second the sliding bar type.
    I was raised on the sliding bar type and find them much more versatile.
    My tractor came with the notched bar type and I really don't care for them. I would like to replace them with the sliding bar type.
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    Default Re: Question, pallet fork users, which one should I get

    I vote for the notched bar (non floating) vs the bar type (floating).
    The round bars are too easy to bend. then your forks do not line up with each other.
    You can not use the forks to (floating) to press down, like a brush pile.
    Floating forks are easier to side under a pallet for less experienced user.

    I am not familiar with your loader model. What is it's capacity?
    I would get at least 42" long that will work with std pallets. 48" long might be easier to see the ends of the forks from the seat.
    1 1/2" thick x 4" wide forks capacity is 5500lbs at 24" and weigh about 100lbs each. 48" will be about 10lbs more each.
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    Default Re: Question, pallet fork users, which one should I get

    I vote for the rail type pallet forks that latch in place. You can dump something of off them if you want to. I have a set of lofflin forks for a Skid steer. They are 4500lb capacity. I would check around and see what all of the local dealers have. The mahindra dealer here now has so knock Bobcat forks. They look nice.

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