Pallet forks are worth it.

duramaxman05

Feeling the Heat
Aug 17, 2014
485
Perryville, Mo
I built this set for our little kubota. They work great. The best thing is I have nothing in them but time and beer.
 

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DodgyNomad

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
624
West Michigan
yes they are. I have two sets for my front end loader, and I use the clamp on ones I fabbed up from a donor forklift a lot more often than the dedicated pin on forks that require me to remove the bucket. I can put them on the bucket in just a minute or two when needed. Very handy for all sorts of stuff.
 
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Gearhead660

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Dec 20, 2018
538
Southern WI
I fabbed some 3 point mounts so I can use on front or back.
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semipro

Minister of Fire
Jan 12, 2009
3,932
SW Virginia
I recently took down a bunch of trees and cut the trunks to 12 ft. in prep for milling.
LIke @duramaxman05 I was able to easily lift and move the logs to a nice stack using nothing but the pallet forks on my FEL.
They are also nice for moving brush piles around rather than an FEL bucket.
I also recently used them to lift and support a heat pump external unit (condenser) while I installed it on a wall-mount.
Now that I have them I keep finding uses for them.
 

Gearhead660

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2018
538
Southern WI
I know its not what they are for, but i used the fork on the skidloader to dig out stumps.
 
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duramaxman05

Feeling the Heat
Aug 17, 2014
485
Perryville, Mo
I recently took down a bunch of trees and cut the trunks to 12 ft. in prep for milling.
LIke @duramaxman05 I was able to easily lift and move the logs to a nice stack using nothing but the pallet forks on my FEL.
They are also nice for moving brush piles around rather than an FEL bucket.
I also recently used them to lift and support a heat pump external unit (condenser) while I installed it on a wall-mount.
Now that I have them I keep finding uses for them.
I found when you have a set, you find more uses for them. Anything to save the back.
 

SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
5,163
Downeast Maine
I recently took down a bunch of trees and cut the trunks to 12 ft. in prep for milling.
LIke @duramaxman05 I was able to easily lift and move the logs to a nice stack using nothing but the pallet forks on my FEL.
They are also nice for moving brush piles around rather than an FEL bucket.
I also recently used them to lift and support a heat pump external unit (condenser) while I installed it on a wall-mount.
Now that I have them I keep finding uses for them.
What kind of mill?
 

semipro

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Jan 12, 2009
3,932
SW Virginia
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SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
5,163
Downeast Maine
Wood-Mizer LT40 IIRC. It was a really nice one. The owner keeps half of what he cuts.
That is a nice setup. Is keeping half the lumber the exchange for sawing the logs?
 

semipro

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Jan 12, 2009
3,932
SW Virginia

Snagdaddy

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Feb 14, 2015
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Rust Belt
Pallet forks are worth it! Large piles of brush can be moved with them. A grapple I am sure is great but not needed. It just takes a little finesse to pick up and move the pile.
The forks are great for wood scrounging locally. I cut log length 8 to 10 foot and pile them up on the pallet forks.
 

duramaxman05

Feeling the Heat
Aug 17, 2014
485
Perryville, Mo
Pallet forks are worth it! Large piles of brush can be moved with them. A grapple I am sure is great but not needed. It just takes a little finesse to pick up and move the pile.
The forks are great for wood scrounging locally. I cut log length 8 to 10 foot and pile them up on the pallet forks.
That's what we do also. He have an old john deere hay wagon running gear that we fixed up with log bunks. When we go to the woods to cut, we cut the logs to fit in the trailer and haul to the house to cut and split. Less handling that way.
 

kennyp2339

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Feb 16, 2014
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@duramaxman05 what would be cool is to weld a pin receiver centered in-between the 2 forks then make up a piece of steel in the shape of a C with pin ears cut as a L on the bottom of the C, cut some shark teeth on the inside of the C so when you have a log length on the fork the C holds the log in place then you can buck the log with out worry about uneven weight tipping the log off the forks. Kind of like an inverted peavey
 
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