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    Default How much slop in a skid stear quick attach

    I have a set of ss quick attach pallet forks for my pin on loader and have started making a skid stear adapter so I can use them. What I need to know is how much play to leave between the outsides of the plates and the insides of the receiver on the back of the forks. I'm thinking about 1/4 inch on each side. Is that about right?
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    Default Re: How much slop in a skid stear quick attach

    Sounds about right. I've never measured it but that seems to be about what my clearance is.

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    Default Re: How much slop in a skid stear quick attach

    It seems like all of my plates/attachments fit up very tightly.

    If you leave 1/4" on each side then you have the possibility of 1/2" on one side while 0" on the other. That seems like a lot of play for something that is not supposed to move at all. The clamps help but tight tolerances would help more.

    If it were me I'd go with 1/16" on both sides only to allow for inconsistencies in manufacture, damage, welding heat warp.
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    Default Re: How much slop in a skid stear quick attach

    I never measured any of mine, but think they have about 1/4" total clearance. About 1/8" each side. If too wide, and get positioned all to one side, one lock pin may not slide down and lock in.
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    I made more clearance at the bottom, less at the top. As the hitch enters the attachment it sort of funnels it in. Makes it easier to hook up. I'm talking 1/2 at bottom, 1/4 at top.
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    Default Re: How much slop in a skid stear quick attach

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckmotor View Post
    I have a set of ss quick attach pallet forks for my pin on loader and have started making a skid stear adapter so I can use them. What I need to know is how much play to leave between the outsides of the plates and the insides of the receiver on the back of the forks. I'm thinking about 1/4 inch on each side. Is that about right?
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    That is about what all mine seem to have. ... A little more and the pins wont drive if youre all the way to one side. Much less and the need for coupling position accuracy and cleanliness will become a nuisance.
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    Default Re: How much slop in a skid stear quick attach

    Most of mine are around 1/4 to 1/2". I just got a versatach grapple and it's at least 3/4 on each side, my forks are almost as bad. Makes it a pain to hook up, I have to use a prybar to move it to one side so it latches. Someday I will weld a filler on each side to stop this. 1/2" play total should be lots unless you are bad at reading a tape measure and cutting on the line.

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    Default Re: How much slop in a skid stear quick attach

    Thanks to everyone. You have mentioned some of my concerns and added a few. I guess his is going to take some thought and a little trial and error.
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    Default Re: How much slop in a skid stear quick attach

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckmotor View Post
    I have a set of ss quick attach pallet forks for my pin on loader and have started making a skid stear adapter so I can use them. What I need to know is how much play to leave between the outsides of the plates and the insides of the receiver on the back of the forks. I'm thinking about 1/4 inch on each side. Is that about right?
    Stuck
    44" is the standard width.
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    Some of my attachments are much wider, but it doesn't matter once it is latched on.
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