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    What do you like to “FORK” with?

    Curious about everyone’s length and width... ?

    Get your mind out of the gutter, we’re talking about Pallet Forks! Or utility forks, whatever you like to call them.

    I’ve decided on Artillian because everyone raves about their quality. And because I really want the 2” receiver hitch that’s built in to the fork frame. They’ll be used on a 2038R with a 220R loader.

    I can see the advantage of a long and skinny (3”x42”) fork for digging things up but will it bend easier when under high stress? If weight isn’t a factor would a 4” wide fork be better? I can see how a short fork would more easily maneuver in a tight situation. Like placing a load of something in a narrow utility trailer with a rail around the bed.

    Is there a best all around fork size? What do y’all have? Do you ever wish you had more than one size or a different size?
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    4" X 42" here. I had the tines before I purchase the Artillian carriage.
    I can say with confidence that if I haven't bent mine you'll probably be just fine with either.

    BTW, I have the 3" x 24" also and I haven't bent them either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSilverFox View Post
    Curious about everyone’s length and width... ?

    Get your mind out of the gutter, we’re talking about Pallet Forks! Or utility forks, whatever you like to call them.

    I’ve decided on Artillian because everyone raves about their quality. And because I really want the 2” receiver hitch that’s built in to the fork frame. They’ll be used on a 2038R with a 220R loader.

    I can see the advantage of a long and skinny (3”x42”) fork for digging things up but will it bend easier when under high stress? If weight isn’t a factor would a 4” wide fork be better? I can see how a short fork would more easily maneuver in a tight situation. Like placing a load of something in a narrow utility trailer with a rail around the bed.

    Is there a best all around fork size? What do y’all have? Do you ever wish you had more than one size or a different size?
    Granted, my sample size is pretty small for only having the tractor about 6 months.
    I have the Frontier AP12F pallet forks, with 48" tines. I wanted to finance with the tractor, that's the only reason I went with Frontier instead of another brand (I really like what I've read about the Artillian as well).
    The forks have been great, and I haven't had any real problems with them.
    That being said, I wish I had the 42" tines. On everything I've done (once again, only had the tractor a few months), I haven't used the whole tine length.
    The extra maneuverability would be nice.
    As far as tine width, I'd have to go home and measure, this wasn't an option presented to me when I bought.
    Good luck! I'm interested to see what the more experienced folks on here have to say.
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    I have 4”x42”. I think they are the best all around size. I have used basically all sizes at work and while long forks are great when you need them, they can be a detriment. I contemplated going with 48” tines but if I had it to do again, I would go 42” again. Hope this helps. You will love this attachment. It’s arguably the best implement for one of these tractors.
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    I have these 42" Titans. They also come with a 2" receiver in the frame.

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    I have the 42 inch Frontier AP11F. It’s the lighter ones. Not as strong as the 12’s, but plenty strong enough for our small tractors. I would LOVE to have a set of 24 inch forks. Me and rocks have a war going on.
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    I have AP12F forks. I have about $20 in this hitch receiver mod.
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    Ive had and still have 36" forks on mine. I just got a set of used 42" last weekend. I really wanted 48" but these will do. I have some longer pallets and the 36" were almost too short. I have my forks on my loader 75% or more of the time than my bucket. Grab a pallet and you have a working table anywhere you need it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldmanX View Post
    I have AP12F forks. I have about $20 in this hitch receiver mod.
    Ohhhh I really like that idea. I have the HLA forks, I wonder if I could somehow add a receiver hitch to them like you did.
    I have the KBOH receiver hitch on my bucket, which is great. But I wonder if it would be easier to see and use with that on the forks. Interesting.
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    I have the Artillian fork setup with the 42" x 3" tines. Those are the "all round general purpose" tines and they work well. I mostly move pallets but I've also used them to move an entire stone wall one stone at a time. And some of those stones were big enough that I could only lift them an inch or two off the ground.

    I think the longer forks probably help if you are picking up piles of brush or dealing with pallets that are longer than standard but otherwise, it's just extra length you don't need. If I was doing a lot of digging (stones, stumps, etc..) I'd go with the 36" forks.
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