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    Default FEL forks (not pallet) ?

    Does anyone know a source for clamp or bolt on "manure forks" ?
    I have to move some brush piles on my property and don't think the pallet type would be satifactory.
    I'm thinking something with 4 or 5 forks about 24 - 30" long. I've got a 4' bucket.(not quick detach)
    'Not intrested in a grapple.
    Thanks,
    Gray Beard

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    Default Re: FEL forks (not pallet) ?

    GrayBeard,
    The bolt-on manure fork is a patented idea. There had been a company in OH (Fisher Mfg.?) that produced it. However, I understand that they are out of business.
    As a side note, that type of bolt-on fork was expensive. It was about 2/3 the price of dedicated manure fork. It also will set your brush out in front of your bucket, minimizing the loader's lifting abilities...not as critical with brush, but a big factor with manure.
    Option 1: Try a tooth bar. It may give you the ability to grab more brush with each bite.
    Option 2: If you enjoy banging out pins to switch attachments, a dedicated manure fork can't be beat for moving brush without a grapple.
    Jack

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    Default Re: FEL forks (not pallet) ?

    Do you mean the bolt on tines for moving manure? Most tractor places have them around here, forged and comes with a pair of bolts for each one.

    My neighbour tried using plain square bar stock and it bent almost immediately.
    Ken

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    Default Re: FEL forks (not pallet) ?

    I find that the 'pallet' forks work great for brush piles. Better than years ago when I used a manure bucket with manure 'forks' on it, as it would tangle more in the brush.

    Suit yourself, but if you don't have more than just brush piles to move, then the pallet forks would be much more versatile for many more projects. I find numerous tasks for mine, including my surprise and pleasure of learning they worked so well with brush. My forks are on the Deere 430 loader, so quickly switching between the bucket and forks is a quick job, except for the time it takes to unlock two lock pins (have to get off the tractor to do that).

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    Default Re: FEL forks (not pallet) ?

    I use 2 pieces of 1 1/4"x 4" x30" solid stock bolted to my bucket. Only had to drill 2 hole the other 2 were already there. I pointed the ends with a torch and they work great. I use them mostly for loading logs and moving lumber.

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    Default Re: FEL forks (not pallet) ?

    I think Rankin makes something like that only they call them trash forks. They clamp on to your bucket and look like what you might want.

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    Default Re: FEL forks (not pallet) ?

    Might want to look at this thread

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/b...sh-spikes.html

    The bolt-ons are extremely expensive overhere and most of the time to heavy for compact tractor use.

    I've build the above ones for a fraction of the cost and they are great for brush collection / moving. Work as a rake collecting big piles just driving through the area combing for branches.

    With manure they now take more than the fel can lift so no complaints also.

    If i would not have to dig with the fel they would stay on the buckt all the time. You'll quickly appreciate the teeth as extra loading area, grabb, hook, poke, pinch and rake helps.
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    Default Re: FEL forks (not pallet) ?

    I think I would still get a regular set of forks. I have moved alot of brush and other things with my forks. They are more versitile than manure forks.

    In the pictures I did not stack the brush on the forks, I just drove into the pile and picked it up. As much as I want a grapple I can get by with just the forks.
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    Default Re: FEL forks (not pallet) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johndeere3720 View Post
    I think Rankin makes something like that only they call them trash forks. They clamp on to your bucket and look like what you might want.
    Might want to check the dates on this thread you resurrected!
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    Default Re: FEL forks (not pallet) ?

    Cheapest bucket clamp on trash type forks I have found are here:

    Debris Rake - tractor bucket attachments

    OR

    Bucket Solutions Light Duty Debris Forks
    Kubota Grand L3240HST, LA724 FEL with QA, 72" QA bucket, Turf Tires, QA snow plow, QA Loader Buddy, Bradco Pallet Forks, Leinbach 72" pine straw rake, GroundWorks brush forks and Kubota L series ballast box.
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