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    24" forks vs 42" forks

    my 42" forks arrived this last week and I had the perfect job for them. I trimmed my pine trees and had a big pile, I picked them up in one load! could have never done that with my 24" forks which I got with the attachment. Project number 2 today was to remove a large bush from the front yard, I thought I would give the 42" forks a run at popping the bush, I worked for 45 minutes trying to get the roots to pop. I finally put my 24" forks on and was done in 10 minutes. I'm sure you all know this but the curling power was 10x better with the shorter forks.

    I guess this supports the idea of "the right tool for the job"

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    Right tool for the job is right - great example of that.

    I took the compromise route by getting the 36". Chris was great in explaining the benefits of the different fork lengths, but I can't easily be changing forks.

    Thanks for sharing your experience and pics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    Right tool for the job is right - great example of that.

    I took the compromise route by getting the 36". Chris was great in explaining the benefits of the different fork lengths, but I can't easily be changing forks.

    Thanks for sharing your experience and pics!

    You have a good point with the 36" forks, I guess i am at the point of no return! I am almost tempted to buy another attachment for the 42" forks, they are not fun to change.
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    What makes the fork length change problematic?

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    The fork tines are heavy.

    I'd go 42" because that's what pallets are on the narrow dimension. 48"s end up poking holes in things on the other side (not good).
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    I have a set of 42's so far all good. Yes I can see the advantage of the shorter forks.
    Buy the why how did you see driving your tractor with that big bush in front of you. Did you have a spotter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by williaty View Post
    What makes the fork length change problematic?
    They are heavy, and they don't slide very easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timmarks View Post
    They are heavy, and they don't slide very easily.
    I use one of these, it really helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmarks View Post
    They are heavy, and they don't slide very easily.
    X10 !!

    I have the 4" tines and they are very heavy and very difficult to slide and remove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by williaty View Post
    What makes the fork length change problematic?
    It's a personal thing with me - having RA (Rhematoid Arthritis) I can't lift much of anything anymore.

    I don't want anyone to think that the forks are hard to change - in fact Chris's design makes them very easy to change out. It's just me......
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