I have had Titan since 2016 42" and never had a problem. I have hauled logs with them. I have only used my bucket one time. The forks are always on the loader arms.
I also slightly bent the fork frame on my ap10f forks when trying to dig out a stump that was larger than I realized. I have to admit that I was being really rough on them. I really would like a stump bucket rather than a stronger fork frame thoughIve got the Frontier 42's. Wrapped them into the tractor loan. Gotta say I have used them much more than any other implement.
I did bend my frame trying to pop out a dogwood stump. I had the forks dug into the ground under the stump and was leaning on them very heavily and bent the frame. I was able to straighten the frame back but definitely wished I had a heavier frame than I do.
With that said I have only wished I had shorter forks for digging in the dirt with the forks. most of the time I wished I had 50 or even 60" forks for when I was carrying brush with them.
I have the 36" forks. There have been times where I'm glad I got the 36s like when maneuvering in my shop or when dumping brush on the pile and there are times when I would like longer forks.I think I'd find 36 inch forks too short. With 42 inch forks I can just barely see the fork tips to slip them under a pallet on the ground, and that is with me standing up and balancing with the steering wheel. The seat switch is bypassed or otherwise the engine would die. I just use the forks to pick up and carry loads; I don't (so far) try to dig with them like some folks do.
Maneuvering in a tight space, I'd likely run into things with 36 inchers that I can avoid with the 42 inchers because I can see the tips better.
Same! I told my dad that I wouldn't mind finding a pair of 12 inch long forks for digging in the dirt and removing stumps. We were at an auction one day and there was a stump bucket for a skid steer and my dad and uncle looked at that and said what would you ever need a bucket like that for. I said oh that's a stump bucket. Once they realized it they agreed that would be a great addition. Unfortunately I'm on a spending freeze right now.I also slightly bent the fork frame on my ap10f forks when trying to dig out a stump that was larger than I realized. I have to admit that I was being really rough on them. I really would like a stump bucket rather than a stronger fork frame though
I've got the Titans as well. No complaints aside from weight, if I was doing it over again, I'd go with a lighter set (Frontier AF10s) in 42". I've got 36's and while they've worked well, on bigger pallets, the extra 6" would be nice... No, the weight or length are not worth replacing them, and the built in 2" receiver is a nice feature.I just checked the site, the frame is 96 lbs and the forks are 90 lbs each. I missed that "each" the first time. Will update the original post.
Is Artillian in Mass?I picked up an Artillian combo at the factory last week. I'm in Mass. so it saved me $350 and I am happy to pay a little extra for something made in the US. I also wanted a grapple so the modular aspect made more sense for me and now I see I can throw a plow on it too for a little less $ than the AF10F. I went with the 2300# frame and 36" forks since both greatly exceed the capability of the tractor and would be easier to handle. Only used a little bit so far but certainly feels like a premium-quality product in every respect.
Plan on getting a new bucket after those clamp on forks bend the heck out of it.I've thought about getting the Titan 30" "clamp on" forks and just put them about 18" apart and use those for digging stumps and bushes out. Something like this:
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And then just cut the "stabilizer bar" to the length I want and weld it up.
Absolutely. It keeps your bucket in better shape and adding stuff to your bucket and taking it back off gets old quick. There are times when I switch back and forth between bucket and forks multiple times per day.So you're saying it's better to get a dedicated fork attachment instead of using the bucket?