I have a Deere 2-series (2520). Never felt the need for longer tines. I've loaded and unoaded pallets in the back of the pickup numerous times without issue. I suppose if it was a heavy pallet of cement bags or shingles at the front of a long bed truck it might be challenging, but I've not had issues with what I've done.Has anyone that gotten 42" pallet forks wished they would have went with the 48" ones instead? How easily can you unload a pallet from a truck bed with the 42" forks?
I know that longer tines will hinder you when maneuvering in tight spaces.