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  1. #1

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    Default My homemade quicktach pallet forks...

    Well, I finally finished the pallet fork attachement for my JD4300. It works on my 430 loader and the 3 point hitch. Total cost for this project was about $225 ($75 for the forks, $50 for shearing, about $75 in new/used steel, and about $25 in misc. stuff).

    I want to thank rancar for giving me some measurements off the JD version. As you can see, I made a few modifications so that it would work with the type of forks that I found.

    BTW, this was my first welding project ever. I bought a Millermatic 210 this fall so I could make some stuff. The next big project will be a 4 in 1 bucket (I hope).



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    Steve

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    Default Re: My homemade quicktach pallet forks...

    Pretty impressive. Your first welding job too. You can be proud of that work.

    a fellow Hoosier

    sassafraspete


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    Default Re: My homemade quicktach pallet forks...

    Looks great to me, and very similar to the Deere factory forks that I have. Good professional looking job. I expect you will like them as well as I like mine. No substitute for many chores. This spring, I am going to see if mine will mine some surface limestone for use as patio blocks. I turned some up with a sub-soiler tooth when tree planting, and will go looking for more with the forks soon.

    PS Can you resize the pics so they fit on the screen? Thanks

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    Default Re: My homemade quicktach pallet forks...

    Great job on the forks. I can't wait to get some, it seems like they would be one of the handiest attachments to have. Where did you find the forks for that price??

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    Default Re: My homemade quicktach pallet forks...

    JN4310 -

    I got REAL lucky on the forks. I had been checking a local scrap yard about every weekend to see if they had any forks and finally found these. When I found them, one of the forks had a slight bend in the tip. They guy said he wanted $150, but when I told him that one of them was bent, he settled for $75 [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    Steve

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    Default Re: My homemade quicktach pallet forks...

    hey beenthere!

    I'm still looking for a good used snow plow so I can weld up a rig like yours. If I can find one, that will be my next project. I have aleady rounded up all of the steel for the mount. The 4 in 1 can wait till this spring.

    Steve

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    Default Re: My homemade quicktach pallet forks...

    How are those forks hooking onto that bracket? Are they fixed or can you change the spacing? Can't tell, but looked like a cam clamp or something?

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    Default Re: My homemade quicktach pallet forks...

    sassafraspete -

    The forks slide on the top and bottom rail like a regular forklift. This picture shows what the top bracket on the fork looks like. There's another one at the bottom of the fork. I left a notch on either side of the bottom rail so I can take the forks off by sliding them all the way to the ends.

    BTW, where in Brown County are you located??




    Steve

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    Default Re: My homemade quicktach pallet forks...

    Steve,

    Forks look great along with the T'n'T. Your forks attachment for the 3pt is much cleaner than mine. Great job.

    PS: I have a 4 in 1 bucket on my 430 FEL if you need any pictures, etc. of the JD bucket.

    Jim

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    Default Re: My homemade quicktach pallet forks...

    Very nice job. I have a set similar to yours for my skid steer. I use them all the time. I even used them to help dig rocks out of ground when I was putting in posts before getting an auger.

    When you get that 4N1 bucket done that welder will more than paid for itself.

    Keep up the good work
    Eric

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