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    Changing Forks..

    So I'm planning on ordering a set of artillian forks for my 2520 pretty soon (btw, I love the horse blinders for the work lights). I'm going to get the standard forks with it (these will work perfect for my construction-related projects - moving stuff around, etc..), but would like to also get a set of landscape forks (these look awesome for getting under stuff and breaking it out). My question is, how hard is it to swap the forks out on the mount? It looks like you just slide the forks off of the ends of the mount and then I'd just slide the other set on?

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    Hello our friend near Mecca (OshKosh),

    The forks are meant to be mounted at the middle of the frame. There is a notch in the lower rail for this purpose. One could also slide them off of the ends, but it is not suggested as they tend to bind up when they are half way off if they are tilted, which is almost inevitable.

    I personally keep both sets of forks on hand for my own uses as well. They are stored on a platform. I just pull up to the platform, tilt the forks down about 35-45 degrees, lift the latch and slide a fork to the middle, swing it out and lift it off, set it on the platform, grab one of the other forks, set it on the rail and slide it out to the side. Then repeat for the other fork. It's a breeze that takes less than a minute to complete. I really should make a video of this...

    Just to mention, the landscaping forks are getting low on stock. More are being ordered, but it takes a while to get them. They seem to be getting more and more in demand lately which is great because they are my favorite forks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artillian View Post
    It's a breeze that takes less than a minute to complete. I really should make a video of this...
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    Thanks, Chris!

    That method for changing out the forks sounds really easy. I'm hoping to spend some of my year end bonus on a set and I'm definitely going to order the landscape forks as well. I'm hoping to be able to get the backrest too, but if I have to wait on that, do I have to do much to install it later?

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    P.S. - I'm guessing you're and airplane fan too. Do you get to come out for Airventure much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Yes, we are waiting


    I've been waiting for a chance to use these thingamadoodles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CubWelder View Post
    Thanks, Chris!

    That method for changing out the forks sounds really easy. I'm hoping to spend some of my year end bonus on a set and I'm definitely going to order the landscape forks as well. I'm hoping to be able to get the backrest too, but if I have to wait on that, do I have to do much to install it later?

    Thanks,
    Dan

    P.S. - I'm guessing you're and airplane fan too. Do you get to come out for Airventure much?
    Dan,

    The backrest is designed to be easily installed by anyone with an electric drill and about 30 minutes of free time. I imagine the hardest and most time consuming part of the work is finding your tools and getting set up.

    As for the airshow, I've only been one time and it was back when I was working at one of the big headset companies tending the booth. What I did get to see/do was great fun and I will surely go again some day. Flying is my most favoritest thing..that I don't get to do anymore. I used to really enjoy going for $100 hamburgers though I'm guessing nowadays they are probably called $200 hamburgers .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artillian View Post

    All that time finding/clicking all those smileys could have been better used making that video
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    Taking a set of forks off takes less than 20 seconds and is easily self explanatory when you see them, a video might be a sales tool but really is superfluous . These are very well thought out to maximize use and flexibility and minimize time spent installing and or swapping components. I am glad I didn't have to pay shipping on my set but after using them I wouldn't hesitate to buy again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manomet View Post
    Taking a set of forks off takes less than 20 seconds and is easily self explanatory when you see them, a video might be a sales tool but really is superfluous . These are very well thought out to maximize use and flexibility and minimize time spent installing and or swapping components. I am glad I didn't have to pay shipping on my set but after using them I wouldn't hesitate to buy again.
    Thanks Manomet and I'm really glad to hear everything is working well for you. You should come check out the new 2in Receiver Adapter some one of these days. It's built like a tank. How is the one you made doing for you? (I hope I'm remembering the right person/attachment).
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    I wanted to take advantage of your black friday sale but was buying a new truck instead so it will have to wait awhile. Short forks is next on my list as well as a set of plates for a project I have in mind. I will see you during the spring/summer. How is the Grapple coming?
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