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    I bent my fork frame

    So I bought this frame in 2014 when I bought my 1025R, this spring i bought a 2032R. I use my forks alot, this summer I widened a road up north, removing trees.

    I am guessing that the additional weight / power of my 2032R did the damage since I really didn't change how I used them. I am wondering if the new heavy duty version frames would hold up better or do I have to change the way I use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksteck View Post
    So I bought this frame in 2014 when I bought my 1025R, this spring i bought a 2032R. I use my forks alot, this summer I widened a road up north, removing trees.

    I am guessing that the additional weight / power of my 2032R did the damage since I really didn't change how I used them. I am wondering if the new heavy duty version frames would hold up better or do I have to change the way I use them.
    The HD one will hold up better. Those applications are for the 1025r and not much bigger tractor. A guy could beef it up and it would be fine on the 2032R


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    I'm surprised to see that. Especially HOW they bent. The H130 loader on the 2032R isn't really all that much more powerful than the H120 on the 1025R. IMO, they should have held up.
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    What exactly where you doing when they failed? From the way the sides are buckled it look like you were pushing down on something?
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    With a Porta-Band, a welder, and a little steel,,, that could be like new, and reinforced in two hours,,,
    IMHO,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by 56FordGuy View Post
    What exactly where you doing when they failed? From the way the sides are buckled it look like you were pushing down on something?
    the area had a bad wind storm come though a few years ago. We had trees blown over across the road, my family cut them off to clear the road and left the root with about 2-3ft of trunk attached. When I widened the road I had to get them out, the rain had filled dirt back in around the trees so I used the forks to break the roots and then attached a 6' strap to the tree and pushed and pulled like removing a tooth.. I believe this is what did the damage, I had done this with my 1025R in the past but I think the weight and power of the 2032R was to much for the frame support.

    I was pure abuse of the frame, I have been more that happy with my forks, they are my most important attachment for most projects.
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    I thought I was hard on equipment. If you plan to do more work like that I would consider a grapple. It is much better at doing the sort of stuff you are describing. That or maybe a BH.
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    I thought the frames were indestructible, even on a 3 series machine... Guess not!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksteck View Post
    the area had a bad wind storm come though a few years ago. We had trees blown over across the road, my family cut them off to clear the road and left the root with about 2-3ft of trunk attached. When I widened the road I had to get them out, the rain had filled dirt back in around the trees so I used the forks to break the roots and then attached a 6' strap to the tree and pushed and pulled like removing a tooth.. I believe this is what did the damage, I had done this with my 1025R in the past but I think the weight and power of the 2032R was to much for the frame support.

    I was pure abuse of the frame, I have been more that happy with my forks, they are my most important attachment for most projects.
    Did the strap lay across the the bent vertical supports while you pushed?
    Cause that's what it looks like.
    That's the effect of someone sitting in a sturdy thin spindle legged chair and hitting one of the legs with a baseball bat.
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    I would take it to a welding shop. They can straighten it out. Then reinforce the frame enough that a 4 series tractor couldn't bend it.
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