Hi All. New to the forum and to the tractor world.
I just purchased a 2018 1025R with loader, 60" auto connect mower, and 42" forks attachment. I have about 5 acres with lots of piles of brush that have been building up and I need some help moving them from various parts of the property to one big pile for burning / chipping / etc. I bought this loader to help with clearing up the land to turn forest in to yard with grass, then the mower to mow once that grass grows. That's the long term goal at least. I know it's not the most powerful and will take longer than a larger tractor, but it's already more than I could afford.
In any case, I really wanted a grapple but couldn't afford the extra cost, mainly because it couldn't be financed (not sold at dealer). So, I opted for forks. I have seen a bunch of videos on youtube of SCUTS clearing and move brush with their buckets and forks without a grapple, so I know it's possible. Problem is I did not do my research and just had the dealer throw them in to the deal.
I've since done some research and read all over the stock forks are too heavy for the H120 so everyone opts for the Artillian light weight sets. Too late for me I guess. I still have not had the tractor delivered but did give the down payment and delivery is 2 days away so I doubt I can drop them off the sale now.
The model on invoice is HD1242JD440 HLA 1200lb 42" Forks. I can't find anywhere actual specs on the fork frame or forks listed here to see what they actually weigh. Everyone says they're too heavy but I cant find actual specs, are these specs out there somewhere? I was hoping to be able to move some pallets of wood but also seen that without a lighter fork set this may be tough. I'm hoping some magic somehow happened and this model happens to be lightweight... Thanks in advance.