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    Clamp On Bucket Forks

    Been thinking about getting a set but have seen many post about how they can damage your bucket. But I still never seen a pic of a damage bucket caused by the forks. Not saying they don't just never seen a pic...I don't know if these smaller compact tractors have enough lifting power to do much damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by man00 View Post
    Been thinking about getting a set but have seen many post about how they can damage your bucket. But I still never seen a pic of a damage bucket caused by the forks. Not saying they don't just never seen a pic...I don't know if these smaller compact tractors have enough lifting power to do much damage.
    With such a small clamp on area, over time it will. I've bent our bucket so many times I've lost count.
    Once the bucket is bent, even a little bit, the fork tines will not come close to being at the same level way out at the ends.
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    Another big problem is outing forks on the bucket moves the load much further away from the pivot points, reducing weight capacity exponentially.
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    What tractor do you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    What tractor do you have?
    Whoops, Good point.
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    The tractor the forks would go on is Kubota B2320

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    This summer I plan to build a set of easy on/off "brush forks" to go on the material bucket of my tractor..
    Five foot bucket, will be 7 tines.. Maybe 9 tines after I get it started.. Tines will only be about 18" long..
    I'm hoping it will be much more useful than just a bucket, but not big enough to overwhelm the capacity of tractor and loader..

    I have an older JD 855 with model 52 loader..
    Good luck..
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    I tried using a pair of the "clamp on bucket style" forks once. Never again. Was not impressed at all.

    As stated - the weight was too far out, and I found that the clamp was difficult to get tight enough where the forks wouldn't shift on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sstlaure View Post
    I tried using a pair of the "clamp on bucket style" forks once. Never again. Was not impressed at all.

    As stated - the weight was too far out, and I found that the clamp was difficult to get tight enough where the forks wouldn't shift on me.
    I read that too, also read sometimes when you drop what you're carrying and pull out the forks will pull off. Maybe for me using just a few times a year may be okay. Got a older JD 1020..I really wish that had a FEL
    Thanks for all the information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by man00 View Post
    I read that too, also read sometimes when you drop what you're carrying and pull out the forks will pull off. Maybe for me using just a few times a year may be okay. Got a older JD 1020..I really wish that had a FEL
    Thanks for all the information.
    That's exactly what happened to me the one time I used them. They were my friend's fathers forks and I figured I'd give them a shot.

    If you don't have an FEL - what are you going to attach the tines to?
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