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    Finally got some forks...

    Should've bought these over two years ago. One reason I waited so long was the cost. The Artillian forks are $799 + $200 for shipping. Just could never justify spending that much. Then a couple months ago someone here quietly mentioned their Titan forks. I checked them out and decided that saving $500 was an attractive alternative.

    The Titans are heavier, by 25 lbs. I weighed the frame at 105 lbs., compared to Artillian's which is 80lbs. The Titan's also came with a 4ft long bale spear that will come in handy for moving brush piles and it also has a hitch receiver. I assume they are made in China. I'd rather keep my money in the US but I can't justify spending double to do so.

    I ordered the "36" Pallet Fork Hay Bale Spear w/ Trailer Hitch for John Deere". It was $495 with free shipping. The regular forks are about $40 less. They screwed up and sent me the 42" forks - which is okay with me, I almost ordered the 42" but wanted to keep the price under $500.

    In the first photo the stabilizers are angled down because I have them just sitting in their mounting tubes.

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    Last edited by W9GFO; 05-10-2016 at 06:02 PM.
    1025r TLB, 54" Bucket, R4 Tires (metal valve stems!) with Beet Juice, 60D Mower Deck - mechanical lift, 42" Titan Pallet Forks w/Bale spear, 54" ETA Box Blade, 72" ETA Landscape Rake, iMatch, Ken's Bolt on Hooks and Diff pedal extension, Piranha Tooth Bar and psrumor's Seat Springs

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    Very nice they do come in handy.
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    Oh thank you. I think I will be getting me some forks now too

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    forks are great don't much matter who made them long as they work! We'd probably all like to have the artillians ,I've looked at his stuff and its nice. He's gotta make a living and so do the rest of us. Don't think anyone will take it personal that you got another brand long as it works for you. Love my forks, built em myself,was the first and best thing I've done for the tractor. you'll love having them and use em more than the bucket most likley.
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    New toys! You're gonna love them. Mine are on more than the bucket.

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    I did the same, got the 42" pallet fork

    Quote Originally Posted by W9GFO View Post
    Should've bought these over two years ago. One reason I waited so long was the cost. The Artillian forks are $799 + $200 for shipping. Just could never justify spending that much. Then a couple months ago someone here quietly mentioned their Titan forks. I checked them out and decided that saving $500 was an attractive alternative.

    The Titans are heavier, by 25 lbs. I weighed the frame at 105 lbs., compared to Artillian's which is 80lbs. The Titan's also came with a 4ft long bale spear that will come in handy for moving brush piles and it also has a hitch receiver. I assume they are made in China. I'd rather keep my money in the US but I can't justify spending double to do so.

    I ordered the "36" Pallet Fork Hay Bale Spear w/ Trailer Hitch for John Deere". It was $495 with free shipping. The regular forks are about $40 less. They screwed up and sent me the 42" forks - which is okay with me, I almost ordered the 42" but wanted to keep the price under $500.

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    I did the same (without bale spear) before end of last year. 42" one was $429 on ebay (which is cheaper than anywhere). Not sure what happened but price jump a lot since.

    Eventually I realized I should get this one for better support at the back of the fork John Deere Pallet Fork Frame deere loader attachment (JDFRLDNS)

    Since I am going to be cheap on this one, Here is my solution for it
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    Nice! My son just bought a pair of these from the same folks. I like the hitch receiver built in. I have the artillians and really love them. I bought them for a different reason, due to the adapter to fit my snow plow. Had it not been for that I may have bought these. So each company has something to offer. I am now waiting for a wider backrest on my forks. Chris is currently making them. I use my forks much more than the bucket. Makes my life and back easier.
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    Zero turn Z445, 5' 3pt hitch woods mower, 42" Artillian Pallet forks W/Adapter for snow plow, Standard 3pt hitch receiver to move trailers.
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    Just took delivery of the Artillian forks myself. Still waiting on my tractor to arrive - in less than TWO WEEKS.


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    i got mine a couple months ago and LOVE them! they will give you years of great service.
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    42" version on mine and I REALLY like having them around. Used them again today to move a pallet of "stuff" into the barn.
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