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Needed to change the blade and oil on my riding lawnmower- borrowed the neighbors bucket forks and i was good to go...as a tractor newbie it is a lot of fun to find all kinds of uses for the thing! Note hammer...not sure if the blade had ever been changed and the bolt holding it needed some serious effort to loosen-yard sale mower- can't beat the price of almost free
 

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COOL! Now that you see how useful forks are-you need to get a set of QA forks for your loader!
 

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WOW! I like your creativity. It just goes to show you that you are only limited by your imagination. :thumbup1gif: Thank you for posting.
 

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JDQA pallet forks are on certainly on the list. Trying to find something used as always first...and I have to pick my implements carefully as my wife isn't exactly enthused by the growing line-up of tractor accessories sitting out back. Kinda funny story along those lines - My dealer actually said in front of my wife the other weekend that this was the cheapest I had gotten out of there at like $40 - not sure what prompted him to say that then but certainly wasn't the smartest thing my dealer ever said...:unknown: Should have seen the look on her face... I think I turned beet red! Awkward silence followed... My saving grace is that she has been tremendously please with what we have gotten done with the tractor.


Actually had a chance to buy a used set of forks last fall right around the corner but didn't realize how useful they would be at the time. At least I am lucky that my neighbor lets me borrow the bucket forks which have worked well to this point. They are hard to line up and they slide sideways easily, but they are handy and have only cost me a few beverages and no questions from the wife to this point...

-Dana
 

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I gotta remember the next time I change my blades on the lawn tractor to drag out my pallet forks and go at it.
 

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you should really convert to skid steer quick attach so you are not limited to jd forks. then weld a quick attach plate to your bucket
 

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you should really convert to skid steer quick attach so you are not limited to jd forks. then weld a quick attach plate to your bucket
Welcome to DT!

I can't agree with you statement since there at least 3 other manufacturers of JDQA forks that would fit his machine perfectly. Plus the cost to convert his FEL, bucket and grapple would outweigh any potential savings he might find on a set of SSQA forks.
 

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Cool use of the forks.

I don't have forks and they are on the wish list; but I've used the bucket to load/unload a walk-behind concrete saw, and pull a bandsaw out of its shipping crate.
 

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I do like the JDQA and to Kenny's point - I actually had the decision to make when my grapple was shipped with the SSQA but I decided to get that corrected instead of the cost associated with swaping the FEL parts and finding someone to weld the bucket. I also considered buying an adapter but didn't like the cost of that either and didn't want to give up the loader lift capacity. The other reason I decided to stick with the JDQA is that it appears that a good bit of the skid steer stuff it too heavy for my loader anyway. This being said, there certainly are more used forks with the SSQA but I will just have to be patient.

Dana
 
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