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    Homemade pallet forks

    Hey
    I just wanted to share my pallet fork design since I got much of my inspiration from members here.
    Have about $300 into them including the quick attach hooks I bought from JD, I made the pins out of round bar.
    The 4x4 extensions are for lifting my truck cap, sleds and seadoos.
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    R4 tires, H120 loader with QA actuator and switch, 60" auto connect with electric over hydraulic lift/diverter valve, Frontier 54" snowblower w/ custom electric chute, homemade pallet forks, JD ballast box, 53" bucket, custom built rops/light bar, homemade IMatch quick hitch, homemade hydraulic grapple, Frugal Front Backhoe

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    Leney,
    I like what you've done. What kind of weight are you able to lift and do you see any bowing in the forks with extra heavy loads? I like the addition of the clevis mounted on each side.

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    Very nice!
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    Nice job!

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    So far the heaviest thing I have lifted was my '92 Polaris sl650 seadoo, which I believe is around 500lb dry

    I did however have it maxed out lifting my sled with the extensions, because of where the motor sits, and lifting from the back, I have to be as close as possible to the rear or sled to be able to lift it

    Little to no flex in forks, the 4x4s are a different story hahaha.
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    R4 tires, H120 loader with QA actuator and switch, 60" auto connect with electric over hydraulic lift/diverter valve, Frontier 54" snowblower w/ custom electric chute, homemade pallet forks, JD ballast box, 53" bucket, custom built rops/light bar, homemade IMatch quick hitch, homemade hydraulic grapple, Frugal Front Backhoe

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    I understand the challenge lifting the snowmobile form the back being a problem since the leverage of the motor that far out front is huge. What I did for snowmobiles is to make a special size pallet that I run them un on and then pick them up from the side. I store them on pallet racks in my building during the off-season and this works well with my fork utility bucket used as a pallet fork. I also made some special sized pallets for the mower deck 3pt cultivator and snow blower so I can store them on the pallet racks. I hate losing floor space for months with these items when not in use.

    Thanks for the information.

    Dave B.
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    imatch hitch. Soft side cab
    47" front mount snow blower
    200cx FEL w/ 54" dirt bucket - added a 1/2" x 6" DBL Bevel Bolt on Cutting Edge
    42"tined utility bucket w/ grapple
    54" JD 3pt blade w/ hydraulic swivel
    Hydraulic Dump trailer 48" W x 72" L X 24" Deep w/cap of 4500 lbs
    2011 D110 w/ bagger, 42" 2-stage blower
    2016 x380 w/ 48" deep body deck and powerflow bagger
    91 STX38 - this was my Father-in-Law's lawn mower

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    Very Nice
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    Very nice.

    Although, I had to hold my laptop sideways to view some of the pics.
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