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    Quote Originally Posted by Artisan
    I still say a larger pair of hydraulic cylinders is in order for the BX25 FEL.
    I would have done it weeks ago but funds are not there. I have measured
    and drawn the OE FEL Cylinder in CAD which will make the process much
    easier I do believe. A 2.5" cylinder w/ a stock 1" shaft, if I remember right,
    almost doubles the performance w/o even touching the pressure relief valve!

    Yea yea yea, the sky is falling and I am going to bend my FEL. If I do I get
    to fix it or buy a new one. End of story. I am of the belief a responsible
    driver not doing silly stuff would benefit much.

    I am not 100% sold on the 2.5" , 2.25" may be wiser.
    With all of your talent and creativity (I've seen your posts, and I mean my compliments sincerely), I'm surprised u didn't opt for a much larger used tractor. U seem to be able to fix and create anything... And u seem to have very big projects in mind for your machine to do.

    Hope your tractor mods are all a blessing. They are fantastic. I hope the BX can handle them for u. It is a great model tractor.
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    Default Re: Moving firewood palette with BX, bolt on forks

    Quote Originally Posted by Scooby074 View Post
    Thanks guys. Seems like its going to be more work than its worth to stack 8 cord on pallets. If I can only stack a couple tier high Im going to need a TON of pallets lol. The whole reason I considered this was so I could stack vertical to save space, with ease of moving a secondary benefit, because of that, using the loader was essential.

    I still might build a set of forks, probably the chain on style, just for general use, moving logs, and taking the garbage to the highway on a pallet for garbage day.
    You can move a lot on the 3ph, you just need a ballast. I stack my firewood on 42"x48" skids. I would stay on level ground while moving that much.


    Quote Originally Posted by Artisan View Post
    I still say a larger pair of hydraulic cylinders is in order for the BX25 FEL.
    I would have done it weeks ago but funds are not there. I have measured
    and drawn the OE FEL Cylinder in CAD which will make the process much
    easier I do believe. A 2.5" cylinder w/ a stock 1" shaft, if I remember right,
    almost doubles the performance w/o even touching the pressure relief valve!


    Yea yea yea, the sky is falling and I am going to bend my FEL. If I do I get
    to fix it or buy a new one. End of story. I am of the belief a responsible
    driver not doing silly stuff would benefit much.

    I am not 100% sold on the 2.5" , 2.25" may be wiser.
    You may also break your front axle. Will the tires hold up to more wieght?

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    Default Re: Moving firewood palette with BX, bolt on forks

    Quote Originally Posted by 94BULLITT View Post
    You can move a lot on the 3ph, you just need a ballast. I stack my firewood on 42"x48" skids. I would stay on level ground while moving that much.




    You may also break your front axle. Will the tires hold up to more wieght?
    That was my thought, too. Front axles on our smaller tractors don't much like being overloaded. There's a limit to how much ballast you can load aft of the rear axle to relieve that load on the front axle and it is the amount that doesn't cause your front to get too light when you drop off the pallet and try to drive back up the hill for another one.
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    Default Re: Moving firewood palette with BX, bolt on forks

    Quote Originally Posted by niemeyjt View Post
    From the Apache site, this looks like it may be similar to Ken's

    Fast Firewood B120 Firewood Bag - YouTube

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    Yep, that's pretty much it exactly, except I put a little more into building the frame and painted it Kioti orange of course

    Quote Originally Posted by madmax12 View Post
    Oh... That's very different from the frame I saw on the Canadian site u linked to. So these bags don't have the loops like the ones u bought...

    Still a cool system. It's cool to have good options. Just makes it hard to pick one
    They sell both types. What I bought is a lot cheaper (about $2.50/bag vs about $10) and they are stackable. I also don't like the idea of throwing firewood at my tractor all day, just a matter of time before one hits the hood or goes through the windshield. It's also then easier to pick up a skid than re-looping the bag onto the forks.

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    Default Re: Moving firewood palette with BX, bolt on forks

    Quote Originally Posted by kiotiken View Post
    Yep, that's pretty much it exactly, except I put a little more into building the frame and painted it Kioti orange of course



    They sell both types. What I bought is a lot cheaper (about $2.50/bag vs about $10) and they are stackable. I also don't like the idea of throwing firewood at my tractor all day, just a matter of time before one hits the hood or goes through the windshield. It's also then easier to pick up a skid than re-looping the bag onto the forks.
    That last line says it all when you're by yourself.

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    Default Re: Moving firewood palette with BX, bolt on forks

    The bulk bag system is exactly what Im envisioning.. to bad the BX is gutless when it comes to lift capacity.. It is what it is.

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    Default Re: Moving firewood palette with BX, bolt on forks

    Very interesting.

    If youve ever seen a Dingo you'll know they are basically a small, walk behind "loader". There is a kit available for them called the "Forkster" to make them into a forklift capable of lifting like 2000 lbs.

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    A while back I was at the scrap yard and there was a full mast and forks off a scrapped (?) forklift... I should have bought it, I could have created something like the dingo system

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooby074

    Very interesting.

    If youve ever seen a Dingo you'll know they are basically a small, walk behind "loader". There is a kit available for them called the "Forkster" to make them into a forklift capable of lifting like 2000 lbs.

    <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=279820"/>

    A while back I was at the scrap yard and there was a full mast and forks off a scrapped (?) forklift... I should have bought it, I could have created something like the dingo system
    This is one of the projects I undid (am I the only one that undoes projects?) today... Pavers were stacked on the pallet, to be used at a later date, for something yet unknown.
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    Default Re: Moving firewood palette with BX, bolt on forks

    That looks like a fair bit of weight there! Is the Mahindra stronger in the 3pt than the BX?

    Im trying to convert pavers to firewood and figure how tall a stack of firewood of the same weight would be

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    Default Re: Moving firewood palette with BX, bolt on forks

    Quote Originally Posted by Scooby074 View Post
    That looks like a fair bit of weight there! Is the Mahindra stronger in the 3pt than the BX?

    Im trying to convert pavers to firewood and figure how tall a stack of firewood of the same weight would be
    The BX is a great machine. What I have is more like the B2920, I think. Mine is 28hp. Rear lift is 2200lbs. FEL lift is 1400lbs.

    I'm not sure how much each paver weighs, but aside from a few broken ones, there are 208 pavers on the pallet. It would be cool to know what that weighs.

    This is a link to the tractor I have:
    Mahindra Max 28XL 4WD HST - Mahindra Tractors - Heavy Duty, Value Packed Tractors. Built Tough to Last with a 5 year Warranty

    Will that pallet mover idea work for you at all? It costs the same as my forks...so, pretty reasonable, to me.

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