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    Deere AP10 forks - a good buy?

    Is $650 a good buy? New, from my dealer.
    Don't have to have them today. Can they be had for a lot less money?
    I've seen where folks have paid anywhere from ~ $560 - $740, but location is out of my control. Two major Deere dealers in my area and they both own a half dozen shops or more.

    Also read about Deere having a sale on "parts & accessories" (10 - 15% off) at certain times of the year.
    My guess is that % would be off retail/msrp. yes? no?
    $650 is already between 10 & 15%.

    I'll need these and some suitcase weights towards late Fall.

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    never mind, senior moment.
    I thought what I read was on another website, but it was here....

    https://www.greentractortalk.com/for...ng-advice.html

    fyi - my dealer laughed about charging assembly for pallet forks, they don't do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corkpuller View Post
    never mind, senior moment.
    I thought what I read was on another website, but it was here....

    https://www.greentractortalk.com/for...ng-advice.html

    fyi - my dealer laughed about charging assembly for pallet forks, they don't do it.
    Charge you for it or they just don't assemble them?
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    The price is the price.
    Wether on a pallet or assembled, and yeah, yer gonna be charged for it all, wether you think so or not
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    Some dealer love to show big price discount and then when you get down the invoice, it says "Set up fee" which is often similar to the discount, or a large part of it...........

    One was a "set up fee" on box blade, etc. that I saw. It was strapped to the original pallet. I asked the dealer if perhaps they should call it a "set on fee". the price to set it on the customers truck or trailer.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corkpuller View Post
    Is $650 a good buy? New, from my dealer.
    Don't have to have them today. Can they be had for a lot less money?
    I've seen where folks have paid anywhere from ~ $560 - $740, but location is out of my control. Two major Deere dealers in my area and they both own a half dozen shops or more.

    Also read about Deere having a sale on "parts & accessories" (10 - 15% off) at certain times of the year.
    My guess is that % would be off retail/msrp. yes? no?
    $650 is already between 10 & 15%.

    I'll need these and some suitcase weights towards late Fall.

    Thanks
    Can they be had for a LOT less money? Probably not
    Can they be had for a little less money? Maybe, depending on where and when you get them
    How much $$ is your time and travel worth?
    Do you want to search around for something $50-100 cheaper, then have to go drive there to get it?
    Or is it easier and more convenient to go to your local dealer to get what you need?

    Personally, I buy stuff like this from my dealer because I know what I am getting, he knows what I am getting, and if I have any problems, he will take care of me. Plain and simple. Yes, my dealer is a little more expensive for certain things. But well worth it to me.

    For what itís worth, I bought my HLA forks at my dealer for less than $600.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WifeSaidOK View Post
    For what itís worth, I bought my HLA forks at my dealer for less than $600.
    Do they have a back rest like the AP10?

    Photo or model # ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corkpuller View Post
    Do they have a back rest like the AP10?

    Photo or model # ?
    Iíll grab a pic this weekend, but no backrest, and I donít remember the model #. Hard to link, but their website is HLAattachments.com. Lightweight pallet forks. Model # on the website is HS0942, thatís what mine look like
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    I have AP10ís for my 2038R. I really donít know why more people donít use these. They are rated for 1250 pounds, which is more than a one or two series can lift. They are much lighter than most other options, and they work great. I have maxed them out in the 2038 and had zero problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WifeSaidOK View Post
    Can they be had for a LOT less money? Probably not
    Can they be had for a little less money? Maybe, depending on where and when you get them
    How much $$ is your time and travel worth?
    Do you want to search around for something $50-100 cheaper, then have to go drive there to get it?
    Or is it easier and more convenient to go to your local dealer to get what you need?

    Personally, I buy stuff like this from my dealer because I know what I am getting, he knows what I am getting, and if I have any problems, he will take care of me. Plain and simple. Yes, my dealer is a little more expensive for certain things. But well worth it to me.

    For what itís worth, I bought my HLA forks at my dealer for less than $600.

    Spoken as if I wrote it myself...............

    Nice having one source for everything.

    I bought a fertilizer spreader for my non 3 point lawn equipment from a local Family Farm and Home. The spreader was made in Vietnam, which is supposed to be much better than most of the China stuff. In the first season of using it, the drop control door fell off.............NICE.......Thank goodness I was pulling it with my zero turn and could go about 12 MPH or I would have burned the crap out of my lawn.

    Unable to get any parts from them. I pointed out the failure happened during the "warranty period" and the store manager ended up giving me another $200 fertilizer spreader of the same brand. Guess what? Yep, that door fell off as well. I finally found one of the doors in the spring. Meanwhile I have two tow behind spreaders I strongly dislike. I would likely give them away if given the chance.

    On the other hand, my John Deere attachments from 25 years ago still have parts available from the dealer. That's worth paying a small premium in my book............so I buy my stuff from my dealer as well. Plus they will always deliver it. Guess what is the best way to unload new implements? With the HLA Pallet forks which I use the 2nd most often. The most often is my rear carry all............

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