Which pallet forks for 2520?

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    Which pallet forks for 2520?

    I continue to research pallet forks and make a decision for equipping my new-to-me 2010 JD 2520 with H130 loader. There are a LOT of options out there and since I've never used forks on a compact tractor before I want to reach out to others for help. I've run a forklift in a lumberyard quite a bit in my youth and I've used a Bobcat with forks before, so I understand their use, just not familiar with their nuances on a tractor. I posted something similar earlier that was basically swamped with support for Artillian, but I'm going to be a bit more specific this time in my request for input.

    There are 3 basic choices that I've narrowed it down to. Several other manufacturers offer something similar to at least one of these, but for simplicity let's consider just these three.

    • Artillian 2300# capacity with either 36" or 42" forks
      Artillian is the high-end Cadillac of forks. Designed 'the best', super light, powder coated, loved by all (except your pocketbook).
    • Everything Attachments 2200# capacity with 42" forks
      EA is a good USA-made set of forks. Not quite as light as Artillian but very close. Painted. No JD green option, mid-priced.
    • Titan Attachments 4500# capacity with 36" or 42" forks
      TA is selling Chinese stuff. Admittedly budget stuff. Some people hate them, some people have had great experiences. Cheap, strong, possibly risky if you get a bad set


    I know which one I'm leaning towards but I'd like to see your choice and reason why. Bear in mind that these will be used for general homeowner stuff on a 10 acre property. Unloading things from my truck and trailer. Moving things around on pallets in my shed. Carrying branches. Holding logs for sawing. Lifting equipment in my workshop. Some work will be done in my shed, but that is a 50x105' pole barn so space is not tightly constrained. As long as I'm mentioning this, which fork length would you recommend, 42" or 36"?

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    I am only familiar with Artillian but feel it worth mentioning here - with the Artillian forks you are really buying into a system as there are a lot of add-ons that you can add later like a front 54" plow, 3-point hitch, front hoe bucket, etc. plus a variety of grapple setups.
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    Don't know if my opinion really counts here. I have a 2520 as well but don't have a fork set for it. I have a skid steer with pallet forks though. There has been times when I would like a set for the little 2520 but so far just haven't been able to justify it. If I ever did buy some or didn't have the skid steer I would definitely lean towards the Artillion. As coaltrain says you're buying a system that you can expand on as needed.
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    Nothing against your poll or questions BigBlue, but the forks issue has been through the ringer so to speak around here. It's almost like someone asking what oil they should use......

    With that said, here is some reading for you - pages and pages of "what forks?" and the like.

    http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...rchid=16891506
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    Nothing against your poll or questions BigBlue, but the forks issue has been through the ringer so to speak around here. It's almost like someone asking what oil they should use......

    With that said, here is some reading for you - pages and pages of "what forks?" and the like.

    http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...rchid=16891506
    Thanks. If there are existing threads on it I'd be happy to look through them. I figured this forum has been so darn slow this week that people wouldn't mind a diversion even if it is an 'oil' thread.

    Your link came up with an invalid search. What search keywords did you use that got the results you were trying to share?

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    I appreciate the pointer about Artillian being a system with add-ons available. It is something to consider.

    You know, if Artillian's forks were $100 or maybe $200 more than the competition I probably would not even think twice. But at twice the price I've got to see some major added value. But that's why I did this post, to see suggestions of justification for things I maybe hadn't thought of.

    Rob
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    If you don't have a ton of $ to spend, go with the titans. they are a good entry level set that will work just fine for general forking of trees, pallets and the like. If you do have a ton of $ to spend, go with artillians.
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    You left off the MOST inportant cateegory,,, IMHO,,, DIY

    I did my forks,,, for $100 and some steel I had laying around.
    they are SSQA compatible.




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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBlue View Post
    Thanks. If there are existing threads on it I'd be happy to look through them. I figured this forum has been so darn slow this week that people wouldn't mind a diversion even if it is an 'oil' thread.

    Your link came up with an invalid search. What search keywords did you use that got the results you were trying to share?

    Rob
    I use the "Advanced Search" - then in the search field just put "forks" and in the drop down menu next to it select "titles only". Lot of reading there including the age old question of what length forks.

    I'll just say one thing for that - longer is not always better......I toiled with that decision also and now have 36" forks on my 2520 which have been perfect for me.
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