I actually need to have it more toward the tips of the loader forks to get more reach. The saw is made to not need any mid support. It's actually quite sturdy. It's why I bought the Limb Hog and not the Limb Saw. The Hog is made of larger tubing and is much more robust than the Saw. Yes, I have it C clamped on so I can determine exactly where it needs to be mounted before I make the final version of the bracket. All of this was done to prevent drilling holes or welding on the fork frame or on my skid steer adapter, which was the other idea I had for mounting it.