Poor mans stone fork, or just a poor stone fork?

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IndyIan

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So after pouring all my attachment money into a tractor, I'm looking hard to save money.
I need a manure fork and I would really like a stone fork, so I am considering getting a manure fork built with 11 tines on a 48" bucket. That would give me 4.8" centres and about a 3.5" gap between tines. They are abit wider than an inch.
I'd try the fork as is for manure but probably have to remove every other tine to have it work well. No big deal as I will probably use it only 3 or 4 times a year for manure.
Here's a link to the manure fork. http://www.hlaattachments.com/item.php?item=54&pltfrm=&cat=Forks&sub=Manure%20Forks
Most of my stone forking will be me sorting through pit run on my driveway and other places I need some firm fill, so I'm not going to do a 40 acre field 4' at a time with it.
Good idea, bad idea?
 
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I have thought this very thing! A friend of mine has a manure fork that he used for clearing land and he says it is the most handy tool he has. I think I will get one for the same reasons you want one for.

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My elderly neighbor uses his manure fork for brush all the time and it does work quite well. He rarely seems to lose a branch. He also uses it for logs too.
 
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So after pouring all my attachment money into a tractor, I'm looking hard to save money.
I need a manure fork and I would really like a stone fork, so I am considering getting a manure fork built with 11 tines on a 48" bucket. That would give me 4.8" centres and about a 3.5" gap between tines. They are abit wider than an inch.
I'd try the fork as is for manure but probably have to remove every other tine to have it work well. No big deal as I will probably use it only 3 or 4 times a year for manure.
Here's a link to the manure fork. http://http://www.hlaattachments.com/item.php?item=54&pltfrm=&cat=Forks&sub=Manure%20Forks
Most of my stone forking will be me sorting through pit run on my driveway and other places I need some firm fill, so I'm not going to do a 40 acre field 4' at a time with it.
Good idea, bad idea?

Linky don't work. :)
 
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I have a manure fork grapple bucket and i use it for brush logs etc. and ripping out the roots and small stumps it digs and works well.
 
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It might work on a one ton CUT, but using a manure fork on a farm tractor to clear brush or stones will result in bent and loose tines. I dont want to see my old man doing that with my manure or bale forks...
 
 
 
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