Fork Length

View Poll Results: Please select your tractor and fork combination

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  • Subcompact Tractor, 24" Forks

    7 10.14%
  • Subcompact Tractor, 36" Forks

    11 15.94%
  • Subcompact Tractor, 42" Forks

    22 31.88%
  • Medium Frame Compact Tractor, 24" Forks

    3 4.35%
  • Medium Frame Compact Tractor, 36" Forks

    6 8.70%
  • Medium Frame Compact Tractor, 42" Forks

    15 21.74%
  • Larger Frame Compact Tractor, 24" Forks

    1 1.45%
  • Larger Frame Compact Tractor, 36" Forks

    2 2.90%
  • Larger Frame Compact Tractor, 42" Forks

    7 10.14%
  • Larger Tractor, Larger Forks

    3 4.35%
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    Fork Length

    For those with a set of forks, or thinking about getting a set of forks (no brand in particular), what length of fork tines are/would be your preference?

    This is not a marketing survey but rather will hopefully become a source to help future pallet fork owners make choices.

    Please also feel free to reply with the kinds of uses you have/imagine having for loader forks.
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    For me 42" makes the most sense. Pallet work is a cinch without worries of breaking or losing a pallet. I also do a bit of "crane work" with my loader, so fork length makes no difference there.
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    Great poll. Looking forward to the responses as I hope to buy a set by month's end.
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    I like longer forks (I have 48"), mainly so I can see the tips better from the seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arlen View Post
    I like longer forks (I have 48"), mainly so I can see the tips better from the seat.
    Hi Arlen,

    I think I was subconsciously thinking of you when I added the larger tractor/longer forks selection.

    Also, since most larger tractor fork sets have 42 or 48" forks and not as much of a challenge with lift capacity, it didn't seem necessary to differentiate in the poll.
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    Really interested to see the results. I am looking to get a set in the near future may change my mind on length. I am thinking 36" but will wait and see. The hard part of the poll is that I want two length sets after seeing all the digging going on with the 24".
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    My forks were custom built and I supplyed the forks, they are 36". I been looking for some 42 or 48" forks to put on the carrier..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREENVA View Post
    The hard part of the poll is that I want two length sets after seeing all the digging going on with the 24".
    That was me when I was trying to decide. So, I got both the 42" and the 24". Partly because shipping to Alaska is such a pain. I got what I wanted in one order. I love em!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyboss1952 View Post
    That was me when I was trying to decide. So, I got both the 42" and the 24". Partly because shipping to Alaska is such a pain. I got what I wanted in one order. I love em!!
    Think you are right, Christmas is going to get a little more expensive!
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    I got 24" to start with because I had a specific application for them in mind - trench digging and root pulling. I will, however, probably end up also with a set of 42" for max lifting flexibility and stability.
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