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    a truck came today...

    ironic, isn't it, how you need forks to unload the forks?

    so, we load the pallet from the fedex semi into the bucket, drive it back to the barn and assemble it.

    here is how it came...
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    it was packaged OK, a 2 out of 5 stars on that simply because it had some paint missing from were the strapping was as well as a big scratch from a nail on the pallet. is was strapped on with steel strapping.

    so, i cut the strapping and set the frame on the QA. my first thought was ' darn, that pin is to far out to the left' but, as luck would have it, the entire thing was to far to the left. i pushed it over, and boom, it fit perfectly!

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    the fit i would rank 5/5 stars.

    then, added tines;

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    again, great fit. they do need the slide rails greased, however.

    i also added the optional bale spear kit for 65 bucks;

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    so far, 5/5 on that as well.

    the first thing i did was fork the bucket;

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    overall, im very pleased. i would rate a 4/5 stars, only because the packing was not as good as i would have liked so that paint was damaged (that could be fixed by simply placing a piece of cardboard over everything and then strapping down), and the overall fit and finish was not exactly perfect (there were a couple spots were the paint dripped and ran down the metal).

    btw, these are titan 48" 3000 pound forks with the optional bale spear. they look really good, and i am very happy with them so far.
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    -titan 48" 3000 pound forks/bale spear
    - Farm Star rear bale spear

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    Bale spear huh.

    Needed something besides the forks to poke through the shop wall?


    I'm still getting used to having something sharp sticking another two feet out front that I am not used to having.

    Something is bound to get forked.....
    Taking the easy way is what makes rivers and men crooked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtgt View Post
    Bale spear huh.

    Needed something besides the forks to poke through the shop wall?



    I'm still getting used to having something sharp sticking another two feet out front that I am not used to having.

    Something is bound to get forked.....
    well you see i have some big fat green grassy things that need poked...
    - 2002 John Deere 4510 TLB PR,
    -Woods BB60X 60" rotary cutter
    -Countyline box blade,
    -Allis Chalmers sickle mower,
    -RED windrow rake,
    -titan 48" 3000 pound forks/bale spear
    - Farm Star rear bale spear

    Yamaha Rhino 700, Yamaha Rhino 660,
    Murray 624 mower/38" deck

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    Looks great John, enjoy!
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    They look great! Enjoy!
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    Very nice
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    Nice, John.
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    I'm glad u like them, a set of forks is just nice to have around.

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    one thing i forgot to mention is the weight. it weighs 300+ pounds, with the frame at 190 by itself. but, the frame doesnt 'feel' like it weighs 200 pounds, more like 100.


    i havent really got a chance to use them yet, but when i do, i will definitely try to get pics!
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    - 2002 John Deere 4510 TLB PR,
    -Woods BB60X 60" rotary cutter
    -Countyline box blade,
    -Allis Chalmers sickle mower,
    -RED windrow rake,
    -titan 48" 3000 pound forks/bale spear
    - Farm Star rear bale spear

    Yamaha Rhino 700, Yamaha Rhino 660,
    Murray 624 mower/38" deck

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnH123 View Post
    one thing i forgot to mention is the weight. it weighs 300+ pounds, with the frame at 190 by itself. but, the frame doesnt 'feel' like it weighs 200 pounds, more like 100.


    i havent really got a chance to use them yet, but when i do, i will definitely try to get pics!
    With the capacity of your tractor / FEL, I doubt your machine will notice the difference either.

    Those "green grassy things" might make it grunt a little bit.
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    Taking the easy way is what makes rivers and men crooked.

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