I've wanted forks since the day I took delivery of my machine. In fact.. If I had it to do over again. I think I would have worked forks into my deal before a bucket!. Don't get me wrong. A bucket is essential and I use it lots. But there have been waaaayyyyy more times when I've had to use the bucket to move something that forks would have been the preferred implement to handle. I cut a lot of fire wood, and anyone who uses a woodstove in winter knows the importance of cutting wood to the right length so it fits in the stove. The effort required to section massive tree trunks to length before splitting without being able to elevate them is back breaking work. And having to cut a section again because you cut it to long is brutal!. That mistake usually happens toward the end of a cutting session when your arms and back have had enough of muscling around the wood and handling the chainsaw in a full bent over position. Not to mention the waste when it happens. I love it but its difficult and time consuming. Being able to simply jam the forks under and lift a log to standing height for cutting will be a real treat. Beyond that. There are countless uses for the forks. I haven't gotten a set simply because of the cost. I ain't spending $1000 on forks!. Artillian's are awesome but with the exchange and shipping they'd be $1200 to $1500cdn (according to the website anyway).. Forks from JD.. C'mon. Same thing. The price is just silly. I've been so close so many times to ordering clamp on forks. But I just know I'd be pissed that I didn't get the real thing. Lighting struck last week when I looked on Canada's version of craigslist (kijiji) and saw a set of used 42" HLA's (2000lbs capacity way over what the 1 series can lift) for sale for $400. I couldn't believe it. Figured they had to be damaged or the price was simply put in wrong. Called the store that had them and asked. Guy told me nope they're fine. Just took a machine in on trade with them and want them gone. So I said to the guy. Do I dare ask if he knows if they'd fit a JD 1 series tractor. I nearly passed out when he said. "Well, they just came off of the 1025R the guy traded in so yeah. They'll fit". I simply said. I'll be right there.