Any fork set that fits your tractor should be able to handle that duty.
If I’m not mistaken, Frontier now offers a set of forks that are very lightweight. In fact, they are very close to the weight of Artillian’s which are currently one of the lightest available.Excellent. Sounds like 42" is the way to go. I hadn't thought about the weight issue. I'll have to give that some consideration.
HLA Ultra Light Pallet Forks For SaleI think Good Works Tractors have some HLA brand that are under 200 pounds. They used to be a site supporter, but I don't believe they are anymore.
From Good Works website:HLA Ultra Light Pallet Forks For Sale
900 lb capacity, 210 lbs weight, $599 + tax + shipping.
2300lb capacity, weight 193 lbs, $883 + tax + shipping
I don't know about the Frontier AP10 forks....looks like they run between $550 and $700 + tax depending on what you can negotiate with your John Deere dealer. Weight about 198 lbs and 2000 lb capacity.
Like I said...I spent 80 lbs to save $300-$400. I haven't regretted that yet.
Plus shipping.From Good Works website:
$599 for 36" tines, $624 for 42" tines, $649 for $48" tines.
Oh, I agree. I was just saying.Plus shipping.
Both the Artillian and the Frontier forks weigh about that same 190-210 lbs, but have quite a bit higher weight capacity (therefore more durable???). Looks like the Frontier forks would end up being the better deal if the the OP wants to spend the money to save 80 lbs and his dealer is willing to give him a little rhythm.
IMHO, one reason to check with the dealer is that they are more likely to mitigate shipping costs. A 300 pound steel assembly on a pallet is an expensive thing to ship. With Titan, shipping is free...they delivered the pallet forks to my driveway on a lift gate truck with no shipping charges. Some of these implements that you buy online can cost at least a couple hundred $$$ to ship.I need to save a little money so I'll probably steer away from the dealer on this one. As long as I can move some logs I'll be happy.
What are the sizes of the logs you intend to move? There may be another less expensive option - if it fits. That is a pair of Edge Tamers with the Edge Extenders. These things will hold hundreds of pounds. Even though I have a set of Artillian forks, I have used the Edge Extenders to move some pretty good sized trees and logs. One advantage for me is that I can put all the small debris in the bucket and then use the Extenders to hold the log. With the angle of the Edge Tamers and Extenders they actually hold a log more secure than just a set of forks. Granted, you may be able to "scoop up" a log that is laying flat on the ground easier with forks, I've never had an issue rolling a large log onto them.I'm going to cut down a bunch of trees and need to move the logs from one end of the property to the other. Any recommendations for decent forks?
I looked at grapples but I'm not sure I want to spend that much right now. The forks seems like a decent option.
Amazon.com: Titan Attachments 48 Clamp-On Debris Forks: Home ImprovementI’m not sure what size these trees are but I’ve found the 48” debris clamp on forks from Titan to be a great addition to my attachment arsenal so far. Monday I cut down about 6 cedars that we’re 10 to 15’ in length and decided I’d try to move them without trimming them or making them smaller. So I grabbed the debris fork and moved them to the back side of my place where my big burn pile is. Worked like a charm. You can’t beat the price.