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It looks like there are two options for a hitch receiver. The 2300 lb. frame (73 lb.) with the receiver hitch adapter (38 lb.) or the 3000 lb. frame (91 lb.) with the built in receiver. I have a 410 loader so I guess from the chart on the website either frame would be OK. I think I'd rather lose a few lbs. capacity and have the heavier 3000 lb. frame with the hitch receiver built in rather than have to have a separate adapter. Am I correct that the forks are the same for both frames?
Am I looking at the correct figures and what do others think is the best option for handling trailers with a loader. Would it be a mistake to consider the heavier frame on a loader that can only lift less than 1000 lbs. I'm just thinking that I'd probably use the hitch more often than the forks.
 

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If your loader is only rated to lift 1000lbs or less you will be fine with the 2300lb rated adapter. You will be surprised at what you will use the forks for, so don't sell your self short on those. How big of a trailer are you wanting to move?:bigbeer:
 

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Any intentions of ever upgrading to a 3-series? If not get the regular frame-just my opinion.
 

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A 3 series won't be happening any time soon. I need to fit on a 48" wide sidewalk for snow removal. If I ever move away from sidewalk land a 3 series with a cab would be nice.
I'm thinking of the 3000 lb. frame as a way to get the hitch receiver without a separate adapter. Looks like it would be a few $ less that way also but at the loss of a few lbs. lifting capacity.
 

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A 3 series won't be happening any time soon. I need to fit on a 48" wide sidewalk for snow removal. If I ever move away from sidewalk land a 3 series with a cab would be nice.
I'm thinking of the 3000 lb. frame as a way to get the hitch receiver without a separate adapter. Looks like it would be a few $ less that way also but at the loss of a few lbs. lifting capacity.
Your observations are spot on. The hitch receiver is a brand new addition and could only be added to the heavy duty pallet fork frames as the 2300lb frames don't have any space for it. They truly are made as light as possible!

For anyone wanting the receiver option, regardless of tractor size, the heavy duty frame is now the way to go as we now have it rated for use with the lighter duty forks, derating the set as a whole.

For those who don't have a big need for the receiver, they can save weight and some cost by staying with the 2300 lb frame. The Receiver Adapter will still be available, but in the end it will cost more than the heavy duty frame with the receiver built in.
 

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We are only talking about 18 pounds.

I don't think that is gonna make that much difference.

If the receiver is an option you want and plan to use it is pretty easy to just put the receiver in....

So easy that a Kubota guy can do it.
 
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