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    Quote Originally Posted by munzzzzz View Post
    I know there are are a million threads on pallet fork length out there but I'm looking for feedback from people who use theirs for these activities. I am torn between the 36" and 42". The 36" is definitely better in the sense that it will keep the weight closer to the tractor, but I have a 2032R and I would guess 95% of the time I will be under the max lift capacity so that isn't a huge issue. I'm more worried about maneuverability and functionality vs. being able to see the forks (I see a lot of people saying they prefer the 42" because otherwise they can't see the tips).

    Of course I will also use them for pallets, but more for boulders (i.e. building retaining walls) and trees (moving them around and planting).

    Any input is greatly appreciated.

    Edit: Should have mentioned, planning on buying the Artillian forks. A grapple and some of the other attachments are also in my future. Once I get the grapple that would likely be used for moving/placing boulders instead but I'm still a little ways off on that.

    Having a 2032R (Gen1) and owning both the 36” and 42” forks-I’d say unless you are working a lot in tight quarters where the turning radius and maneuverability is your primary concern definitely get the 42” set of 3” Artillians.

    I started out with an Artillian 3k frame with some full 4” x42” cascade forks rated for something like 5-6K lbs, because they were what I got locally cheap. While the length was sometimes an issue maneuvering in my barn with a pallet, that was greatly outweighed by their usefulness loading brush, logs, pallets, trees/shrubs, you name it I did it. My only issue was they weighed in at over 100lbs each and I grew very tired of constantly removing and reinstalling them to use my grapple... I had a 2300lb Artillian frame with 36” x3” tines fall in my lap and at about the same time I build my FIL a frame for the HD forks to use on his 4610 so i gifted them to him to use with the frame and I have happily been using the 36”’s ever since. They are a bit more tricky to maneuver into a pallet, etc. as the tips can be more tricky to see without looking down the side of the tractor but they are just as useful overall especially since I have a separate frame for them and don’t have to swap them for my grapple anymore!
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    I have the 36" Artillian forks on my Gen 1 2032R and I prefer the shorter forks for popping boulders out of the ground and building stone walls. I have no issues seeing the tips when I need to. Personally, I'd love a set of 32" forks. I do a lot of running around in the woods and I've stabbed a few trees trying to navigate between them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by balrog006 View Post
    Having a 2032R (Gen1) and owning both the 36” and 42” forks-I’d say unless you are working a lot in tight quarters where the turning radius and maneuverability is your primary concern definitely get the 42” set of 3” Artillians.

    I started out with an Artillian 3k frame with some full 4” x42” cascade forks rated for something like 5-6K lbs, because they were what I got locally cheap. While the length was sometimes an issue maneuvering in my barn with a pallet, that was greatly outweighed by their usefulness loading brush, logs, pallets, trees/shrubs, you name it I did it. My only issue was they weighed in at over 100lbs each and I grew very tired of constantly removing and reinstalling them to use my grapple... I had a 2300lb Artillian frame with 36” x3” tines fall in my lap and at about the same time I build my FIL a frame for the HD forks to use on his 4610 so i gifted them to him to use with the frame and I have happily been using the 36”’s ever since. They are a bit more tricky to maneuver into a pallet, etc. as the tips can be more tricky to see without looking down the side of the tractor but they are just as useful overall especially since I have a separate frame for them and don’t have to swap them for my grapple anymore!
    Bud, you're recommending both the 42 & 36".Which is it? Sounds like you're been happy with the 36"
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    I have the 36" Artillian forks on my Gen 1 2032R and I prefer the shorter forks for popping boulders out of the ground and building stone walls. I have no issues seeing the tips when I need to. Personally, I'd love a set of 32" forks. I do a lot of running around in the woods and I've stabbed a few trees trying to navigate between them.
    Jim, you could always take an old longer set of forks and torch or plasma cut them down a stubby length of your choice. The hard part is finding some that aren't 4 or 5"wide, weighing a ton. And it's funny, people on Craigslist seem to think their old worn out forks are worth as much as Artillian sells a pair of 36x3" brand new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Range View Post
    Jim, you could always take an old longer set of forks and torch or plasma cut them down a stubby length of your choice. The hard part is finding some that aren't 4 or 5"wide, weighing a ton. And it's funny, people on Craigslist seem to think their old worn out forks are worth as much as Artillian sells a pair of 36x3" brand new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Range View Post
    Bud, you're recommending both the 42 & 36".Which is it? Sounds like you're been happy with the 36"
    I actually pretty clearly stated my first choice, along with why
    Quote Originally Posted by balrog006 View Post
    Having a 2032R (Gen1) and owning both the 36” and 42” forks-I’d say unless you are working a lot in tight quarters where the turning radius and maneuverability is your primary concern definitely get the 42” set of 3” Artillians.
    . Then expounded a bit on why I thought the 42’s were ideal
    Quote Originally Posted by balrog006 View Post
    that was greatly outweighed by their usefulness loading brush, logs, pallets, trees/shrubs, you name it I did it.
    I did add some superfluous info on my particular situation in between that but ended with explaining why I chose to move forward the way I did and how the 36’s are ALMOST as good as the 42’s, why I think that and how I mitigate their differences.
    Quote Originally Posted by balrog006 View Post
    I have happily been using the 36”’s ever since. They are a bit more tricky to maneuver into a pallet, etc. as the tips can be more tricky to see without looking down the side of the tractor but they are just as useful overall especially since I have a separate frame for them and don’t have to swap them for my grapple anymore!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    .I’d like to see Artillian/Curtis bring back the 24” Landscape Forks
    I'd actually been looking at them and decided to buy, then found out they'd been discontinued 2 days earlier. I was lucky and bought some from another member shortly afterwards. Haven't had a need to use them yet. Primary forks are 42".

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