DIY forks

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Marauder

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I haven't tried it buy looks like a good short term and quick idea.

 
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Vigo327

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An idea I've been meaning to try is to make some light duty forks out of axle shafts from a truck axle.

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These were on another TBN thread. They are a little more robust, and would work for hauling brush.


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That axle would make a dandy bale spear. My pry bar for 45 years has been an old Dodge car torsion bar. One end shaped into a spoon shape, other end is quite comfortable to handle. Truck front torsion bars would also be unbreakable for a cut fork system.
 
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I'm with Dale on using wood; I like things that don't break when I use 'em, are adaptable for multiple tasks/conditions, and aren't in the way when I DON'T need 'em.

The forks in the pic are of .187" wall 2x6 rectangular tube and can pick up one end of an empty 40' container (typically 5000 lbs per end) - the gray tubes are .250" wall 2" tube and are pairs of 30", 4' and 6' long with holes in various places for 5/8" pins.

This setup was to move several piles of "brush" from a tree cleanup and "widowmaker" abatement (project also included a rented 85' manlift), the gray tubes were to keep piles from dumping on the hood of the 580B.

The loader bucket has ZERO hooks welded, instead there are 7 receiver tubes welded on and ANYTHING I can imagine just gets plugged into one or more receivers. Not too practical for a CUT, but works for a full size backhoe... Steve
 

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2x2 steel tubing and trailer hitch receivers. Need a little more clearance than normal forks but still lift most anything and used left over materials
 

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My second set:

 
 
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