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  1. #1

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    Oct 2002
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    Alabama
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    Mahindra 4110 4x4

    Default Forklift

    Just wanted to post a pic of the forklift attachment I made for my loader. The forks are just made from 4" channel and I expect them to give some. The frame is made of 4" channel and 3/8" plate. It took a good bit of tourch work and welding but I finished it today. Tried it out today and was suprised at how well it did. Moved some 3' x 20' metal roofing that had been covered with kool seal. Each sheet weighs between 50 to 80 pounds. I moved between 5 to 10 pieces at a time and nothing broke. Anymore than that and it would lift the rear of the tractor. I am real pleased with how they perform and I built them for less than $75.00. Not bad for an ole country boy from Alabama.
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  2. #2

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    Alabama
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    Mahindra 4110 4x4

    Default Re: Forklift

    Didn't get the pic attached on the first post. Sorry. Here is a side view.
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  3. #3

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    Alabama
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    Mahindra 4110 4x4

    Default Re: Forklift

    One more sort of from the rear. Also during the process of building the forks, I made my bucket a quick detach so it would be a little easier to change from bucket to forks and back. You can see the pin on this side close to the bottom on the fork.
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  4. #4

    Default Re: Forklift

    If you box the back side of the forks with either 1/4 or 3/8 flat stock, you'll increase the strength considerably, and eliminate a lot of flex.

  5. #5
    Veteran Member gerard's Avatar
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    Syracuse NY
    Tractor
    Kubota L2500DT w/FEL

    Default Re: Forklift

    Very nice job! Considering to buy a new set of forks for a skidsteer is about $400 sounds like u did ok!! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

  6. #6

    Default Re: Forklift

    Wow Really Nice! Can you start an order form,
    Gerald, Franz needs one too heehee

  7. #7

    Join Date
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    Location
    Arizona
    Tractor
    Kubota B7500

    Default Re: Forklift

    Nice job. Here is a picture of one I made for my 3 pt hitch. I made it out of 3/4 inch steel and it gives a bit two but will hold 4 railroad ties okay.
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    West Michigan
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    JD 790, Steiner 230, IH 340U, Farmall Super C, Farmall C, IH Cub Cadet, Wheel Horse 8.75

    Default Re: Forklift

    You have any pictures to post of the quick detach system you made???

    I have a bucket, pallet forks an snow plow FEL mounted. The bucket an forks
    are no big problem but the snow plow takes a crew if it's not perfectly level...


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    Bucks County, PA
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    PT425, Kubota L2050, 3 hydrostatic Exmark mowers. Z21D Kubota ZTR, 2 Kunz acrease wing mowers, 1 rough cut kunz mower, one vintage grasshopper ztr, one vintage gravely ztr, various large garden tracto

    Default Re: Forklift

    Very good idea, nice need job. how much can you lift without rearing up, the forks look quite sturdy?

  10. #10

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    Location
    Alabama
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    Mahindra 4110 4x4

    Default Re: Forklift

    Gunfighter, I don't have any pics but will take some and post. Basically what I did was cut the mounting brackets off the bucket and welded a spacer plate between them and a 1" piece of cold roll across the top. Then I made hooks and welded them to the bucket and the forklift. Welded some plates on the bottom for the pins to line up with and that was it. I 'll get some pics tomorrow and you will see what i mean.

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