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    What length forks for the 1 series?

    Going to be ordering my forks this evening but having a hard time deciding between the 36" or the 42". I know that no matter what size I go with initially there will be a set of 24" in the future.

    There are 12 lbs difference between the 36" and 42" forks but the 12 lbs is right at the end of the forks, how much effect will that have?

    The first job I have to do with the forks is move a couple hundred cross ties. I know I am limited in the quantity that can be moved at once due to weight but it will still be better than moving them by hand. For other jobs, I have no idea what I will use them for other than lifting heavy stuff.

    So someone spend my money and tell me 36" or 42"
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    Never mind ordered the 42"....now if they would just get here
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    42"
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    Quote Originally Posted by psrumors View Post
    Going to be ordering my forks this evening but having a hard time deciding between the 36" or the 42". I know that no matter what size I go with initially there will be a set of 24" in the future.

    There are 12 lbs difference between the 36" and 42" forks but the 12 lbs is right at the end of the forks, how much effect will that have?

    The first job I have to do with the forks is move a couple hundred cross ties. I know I am limited in the quantity that can be moved at once due to weight but it will still be better than moving them by hand. For other jobs, I have no idea what I will use them for other than lifting heavy stuff.

    So someone spend my money and tell me 36" or 42"
    Good choice on the 42".
    We ALL have the weight limitation. As for what else you will use them for...............I will assume you won't know how you managed without them in a few months.
    Artillian makes a nice set of forks.
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    Oh man, what a huge mistake you just made-you really couldn't have waited longer than 31 minutes for someone to answer who knows what their talking about (not like^^^^^^above).







































    Just kidding, the 42" ones are a great size-you made the right choice IHMO
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    I like my 42s as they carry more brush. I have a pallet that is close to 40" long so it fit nicely for firdewood. Can't stack a ton as the 1 Series isn't a forklift, but the extra lenth is nice. What all do you see needing from them. I find I have my forks on all the time for tons of different uses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Oh man, what a huge mistake you just made-you really couldn't have waited longer than 31 minutes for someone to answer who knows what their talking about (not like^^^^^^above).







































    Just kidding, the 42" ones are a great size-you made the right choice IHMO

    I waited 41 minutes and just couldn't take it. The wife asked what I wanted for our anniversary, I told her and next thing I know she hands me her CC. Not only am I getting Artillian forks, I ain't payin for em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psrumors View Post
    I waited 41 minutes and just couldn't take it. The wife asked what I wanted for our anniversary, I told her and next thing I know she hands me her CC. Not only am I getting Artillian forks, I ain't payin for em.
    Still have the card? Can I order a set too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by psrumors View Post
    I waited 41 minutes and just couldn't take it. The wife asked what I wanted for our anniversary, I told her and next thing I know she hands me her CC. Not only am I getting Artillian forks, I ain't payin for em.
    Yeah ok. I've been married for over 38 years and I saw right through that statement. Just Sayin!
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    I've got the 24s and 42s, the 36 weren't available when I bought. After having what I have, the 36s seem like they would always be too short, or too long. The 24s are my go to forks. The 42s get swapped on when the extra length makes more sense...
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