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Visibility would be terrible and they would have all the same issues that clamp on the bucket ones do with extended leverage on your loader, you have to lift your bucket as well as what ever load you're picking up. I can weld stuff together pretty quick, but the time spent prepping, welding and painting the bucket equates to about 397.6 bucket to fork changes. Approximately.

And true pallet forks are cheaper.
 

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I used have set like this design by Alzwelding. I think he shut down. I used it on the FEL for my JD 400 GT and then for my 2210 until I bought some Artillian forks.

Are they the best set up? No, not compared to true pallet forks. Do they work, absolutely but you need to know their constraints and decide if you can live with that.

The bucket will block your view but I don't have a good view with the Artillian forks on my 3 series either. Once you learn to develop a feel for your forks, it's no big deal.

One issue you can't over come is the forks are generally about 24 inches farther out than a normal set up of pallet forks. What this means to you is that you won't be able to lift as much (it was noticeable on my 2210) because the moment arm is further out from the tractor.

Now my set up the bar that held the forks just rested on the J hooks so I could hook the forks on/off with out leaving my seat. The only problem with that is sometimes you didn't get a good hook up or if you moving across rough terrain and didn't have a load on the forks they sometimes would fall off. Not sure how this set up is hooked.

Overall this type of solution worked for me for a couple of years until I discovered Artillian's pallet forks and I had the scratch to buy them. I still have mine, I guess for a rainy day or something. I have a hard time of letting attachments go. It's a cheap solution to the desire to have forks. If you are on a budget then consider them, just remember they have some limitations you will have to work through. :greentractorride:
 

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That's the kind of information I'm looking for. Thanks:good2:

Not so much on a budget as only have limited need for them and as stated earlier I'm not wanting to remove the bucket, its a bit of a hassle for no more than I'd be using them. I've got no problem lifting 15-1800 lbs as it is so a pallet with a 100 gal diesel tank on it in and out of the bed of a pick-up shouldn't be a problem.

My tractor is an old 2020 with a 48 loader. Stout old tractor but with out modern conveniences and I'm not lookin to reinvent the wheel here.
 

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I've got a 48 loader that goes on a 4010. Since I got a skid loader it doesn't get used much. If it did there's a place called hay spear that makes an adapter to convert it to skid steer quick attach. I'd look into that. It's not cheap but skid steer attachments are everywhere. One of these days I'm going to put the loader on my 2510 and get that adapter.
 

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.... there's a place called hay spear that makes an adapter to convert it to skid steer quick attach.....
Hey thanks for that. I'd never heard of them, they've got some other stuff I need to.:bigthumb:
 
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