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    Pallet Fork Extensions?

    Chris,

    I'm getting closer to ordering a set of forks, can't wait! Anyway, wanted to find out if you offer extensions? Something like these.... http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...cNxA3dqaYEv-dA Reason that I'm looking for extensions is so I can pickup my snowmobiles, move them around in the garage and/or put them in the trailer and take them out. They aren't heavy, about 500lbs with fuel so I would think that my 1026R with proper ballast should be fine moving them. If not, a bigger machine may be in the future anyway. The reason for the extensions is to provide full support for the length of the undercarriage on the sled and to have enough reach to pluck them from the enclosed trailer. If you don't offer them, any recommendations as to a decent quality pair?

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    Just remember the further out you go the more leverage the weight has. 500lbs out that far might relate to 750+ leveraged weight. For a subcompact I wouldn't recommend it.
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    There was some talk of them in this thread: http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...-42-forks.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Man View Post
    Chris,

    I'm getting closer to ordering a set of forks, can't wait! Anyway, wanted to find out if you offer extensions? Something like these.... http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...cNxA3dqaYEv-dA Reason that I'm looking for extensions is so I can pickup my snowmobiles, move them around in the garage and/or put them in the trailer and take them out. They aren't heavy, about 500lbs with fuel so I would think that my 1026R with proper ballast should be fine moving them. If not, a bigger machine may be in the future anyway. The reason for the extensions is to provide full support for the length of the undercarriage on the sled and to have enough reach to pluck them from the enclosed trailer. If you don't offer them, any recommendations as to a decent quality pair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEWT View Post
    Just remember the further out you go the more leverage the weight has. 500lbs out that far might relate to 750+ leveraged weight. For a subcompact I wouldn't recommend it.
    Pretty much what was running through my mind as well. It's possible that I may not even be able to pickup a sled with the 1026 due to the length/leverage. A bigger machine may be in the near future so that would hopefully negate the lift capacity issue. My dealer has a little forklift with at least 84" extensions on it, however, it's a fork lift and even though it's small, it can probably pickup 5,000lbs without breaking a sweat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue87fj60 View Post
    Lol, great.
    Thanks to your Youtube link i sat here for an hour watching forklift fails, russian road rage crashes, and some other crash and fail.
    Dontcha love how that happens!? I've had multiple upon multiple browser tabs open before I realize that I've gown down a rabbit hole as things spiral out of control when researching/viewing/etc.
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    JD 3-Bag MCS w/Honda GC160 Power "Pak"
    260 BH with 12" bucket
    Artillian 42"x3" Forks w/2" Receiver
    48" EA XTreme Duty Box Blade
    36" EA Independent Wheel Lawn Aerator w/Alternating Depth Tines
    52" Ratchet Rake
    iMatch QH

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    I made it out of youtube with only watching 2 extra videos (I think I deserve some kind of medal). I am hoping on doing the same thing with my forks when I finally pop for them. I plan on putting the sled on a pallet and trying to pick it up from the rear before making/buying extentions.
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    I would just figure out a way to lift the sleds from the side. If in the trailer, maybe drag them out with a strap to the point they are sticking out enough to grab them from the side?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yamaguy View Post
    I made it out of youtube with only watching 2 extra videos (I think I deserve some kind of medal). I am hoping on doing the same thing with my forks when I finally pop for them. I plan on putting the sled on a pallet and trying to pick it up from the rear before making/buying extentions.
    Will you settle for instead of a medal? Hahahaha!

    I'm thinking that the extensions will work the best (that's what my dealer uses to move them around and load/unload trailers). I would think you'd need a really big pallet to put the sled on, plus getting the sled on a pallet may be a shaky deal and then you'd have to get the pallet out from underneath once it's on the trailer, too much work in my mind. The nice thing about the extensions is you can slip them right underneath the tunnel footwells and underneath the forward chassis which provide for a really solid and stable lifting point. I'm curious to hear how the pallet method may work if you try it, so keep us posted. I may pickup some extensions and see how my 1026 handles them. If it can't pickup my sled and/or in a stable fashion, well, I'll just have to wait for a bigger machine to come into the picture
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    Right I am just gonna use pallet to test and make sure I can lift it from the rear before I invest in extensions.
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