So I had an idea to do a hydraulic sliding fork on my current pallet forks. I was thinking of just using a small cylinder to control one fork to keep complexity and cost low. Anyone do similar. Sucks jumping out of a cab to move a fork an inch.
Not too worried about the balance of it all. Its main job is to lift engines and transmissions out of the parts truck when they come. Maybe 1/4 of the tractors capacity at most. That and I can also move the other if it is going to be an issue on a heavier lift. Just not looking to spend upwards of a few grand for this feature I can probably make work for a few hundred. I already spent way too much this year on implements.
The biggest problem will be keeping the tine square to the frame while moving it. The tines have a fair amount of "slop" and aren't fixed in place on the frame. Also, be sure to remove the lock pin or prevent it from engaging.