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    I think my forks are too big for my tractor

    I just got a new 1025R with the H120 premium loader package. Also I got 42" forks (850x600 #102027). The manual for the forks say "important to avoid machine damage install only on 200, 300, 400 or 500 series loaders. The forks do seem big and heavy for my little SCUT.

    Any thoughts?
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    Are these the Frontier forks?

    The only set of forks that I know of that are lightweight and strong are made by Artillian. Super nice product with lots of available accessories. He has an awesome reputation with his customers. His forks are around 100-200 pounds lighter than any others out there. That weight difference is huge when you only have about 800 pounds of lift to begin with.

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    What are
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ID:	20414 here is the manual I got but the sticker on the forks say AL1240F an this manual is all for AB and AP models. I am just nor sure how best to tell you what I have.

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    Tony,


    The H120 loader replaced the 200cx loader, so when it reads "200" series, the H120 can be assumed since the other labels and documentation has not caught up yet with the new numbering system.

    Now, that said...you are probably correct that the forks you have are to heavy, the Frontier forks mentioned above are close to 400lbs: https://www.muttonpower.com/store/p-...rks-ap12f.aspx

    Since we are unsure what forks you have, we can only assume they are comparable to these and to heavy for your machine. Check out the Artillian site, lots of great info there.
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    Thanks, I will check it out. BTW if 400lbs it too heavy what should I be looking for? 200, 300?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonygilkerson View Post
    Thanks, I will check it out. BTW if 400lbs it too heavy what should I be looking for? 200, 300?
    The lighter your forks, the greater the lift capacity. Heavy forks take away from what load you can lift. So the lighter the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonygilkerson View Post
    Thanks, I will check it out. BTW if 400lbs it too heavy what should I be looking for? 200, 300?
    IIRC, the Artillian ones weigh in at about 220lbs without the backrest.
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    In as much as they are Frontier forks I assume the dealer sold them to you with the tractor so they should probably be ok. The real question is, do you really what those forks or a lighter set?
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    They did come from the dealer so yes they are probably ok. But they look big in comparison to the small SCUT I have and if they really are 400lbs then I am interested in a smaller set. I will run by the dealer today and see what they say.

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