/ Cost of pallet forks #41
- Aug 25, 2013
- Parker, CO
- Kubota L4060hstc, formerly L3200hst
I'm in the same boat... I was looking at you post interested in hearing the answer, until I realized you were asking me.Would you consider their pallet-fork "add-a-grapple"? I got my forks from them, and they are fine but I was unsure of something with moving parts given their reputation. The forks were also "made in the USA", which I'm guessing the grapple is not. I suspect they are a knock-off of this offering by Precision Manufacturing. About 2/3 the price and available now (vs 3+ months from now).
I cuss myself every time I use a junky tool that doesn't quite work, but "now" and "cheap" have me wondering. I'd probably use them a couple of weeks a couple of times a year.
I wouldn't use a grapple much & most times I would need them I don't know if 5-10 minutes & some lifting would encourage me to put on a non quick hitch impliment. Generally forks are enough for moving posts or pipe.
I suspect the grapple add on would be OK for light use. But probably lacking high strength steel or greasable fittings for harder use. Personally I could overlook those issues for my light use. I can't overlook a bad back & any manhandled of the grapple to attach it though.