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23ft of old power pole no problem for the forks and the 1025r!



GTT is a really great forum site. I have to believe that ALL the answers are here somewhere. I have a lot to learn about these tractors, and especially their attachments. The volume of possibilities out there is dizzying. Gotta have a resource to dig through to keep from buying something stupid.

As I was cruising the "What did you do with your SCUT today?" forum, I ran across the above post from about 18 months ago. I had just ordered this identical Titan Pallet Fork attachment about a week ago from Amazon. It was exactly what I need and had a very large number of extraordinarily positive reviews. I needed one, so I ordered it. It's currently in transit (in Cedar Rapids ATM). Upon the post-purchase reflection that many of us do after spending $500 on a mail order purchase, I went back and looked more closely at the specs. It doesn't specifically mention that it fits the 120R loader that I have on my 1023E. It does say that it fits the H120. When I went to Titan's website, they have a very similar pallet fork attachment, a little more expensive, and almost the same model number (couple of extra letters), but it looks quite a bit different. The weight of the two units is about the same...106 lbs for the mounting frame...total weight 284 lbs with forks.


Intrigued, I emailed Titan customer service on Saturday evening asking about the difference between the two pallet fork attachments. Interestingly, they emailed me back early Sunday morning, and then again with another followup this morning (Memorial Day). They are different attachments with some different specs (the Titan-Amazon version has a 3000 lb capacity compared to 4300 lb for the Titan-Titan version). As it turns out, the Titan version listed on Amazon is a Chinese import whereas the one they sell on the Titan website is the Made-in-USA version.

I ordered from Amazon entirely for ease and convenience of the ordering process. Had I known it was a Chinese import, I would have bought the USA-version because the prices were very similar and...well...'Merica. At that point, I was now more concerned about whether or not the one I bought would actually fit a 120R loader. Sure enough, cruising GTT, I ran across the above post which shows the imported version of that Titan pallet fork attachment (same one that I bought) sitting snugly on a 120R loader just as if it belonged there. I also found a YouTube video that was even more specific and reassuring.


Bottom line:
  • both versions are highly customer rated
  • both versions are about the same price (hard to keep with Titan's pricing on their web site...always some kind of sale going on)
  • both have the 2" receiver hitch built in (which I have to have for the attachment to optimally fulfill its mission)
  • Titan's customer service is outstanding
  • GTT is a fantastic place for information on John Deere tractors
 

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I bought the same for my 1025R. I also ordered from Amazon, but only because it was cheaper when I was looking and I thought they were the same one. (A lot of sellers double list on Amazon just to reach more people). As soon as I ordered it, when I looked on palletforks.com again, there it was $50 cheaper than they were selling on Amazon. Don't know why it didn't show up before. I contacted palletforks and they gave me $50 in points. I'm happy with it so far. It is a bit heavy for the 1025 - I tried lifting a pallet full of kitty litter and couldn't do it. Had to offload some by hand first. But i've used it for other things, like moving furniture, plywood, etc, and it worked great.
 

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I bought the same for my 1025R. I also ordered from Amazon, but only because it was cheaper when I was looking and I thought they were the same one. (A lot of sellers double list on Amazon just to reach more people). As soon as I ordered it, when I looked on palletforks.com again, there it was $50 cheaper than they were selling on Amazon. Don't know why it didn't show up before. I contacted palletforks and they gave me $50 in points. I'm happy with it so far. It is a bit heavy for the 1025 - I tried lifting a pallet full of kitty litter and couldn't do it. Had to offload some by hand first. But i've used it for other things, like moving furniture, plywood, etc, and it worked great.

I looked at several forks looking for something lighter. CID, EA, Frontier, HLA, Artillian all had good options running about 60-80 lbs lighter...but all started at around $600 before shipping, and none of them had a 2" receiver hitch welded in - something I really needed. I figured that I'd be better off paying the $529 including shipping and sacrificing the weight.


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Every extra pound of weight on the forks is one pound less lifting capacity. Whether the forks have a 3,000 or a 4,000 pound capacity rating really is insignificant on a loader with an advertised 754 pound lifting limit......Will you reach the lifting limit of your loader? I would bet on it. I reach it often......

Forks are made with what some consider a "low weight limit" but the limit is still higher than the loader's capacity in most cases I have seen. I can't recall someone "damaging" their forks but some are also used in extreme ways to pry stumps out of the ground, etc. There are ways where you could exert more force on the forks than they are rated for, especially on the lighter weight forks.

Everything which hangs on the FEL needs to be carefully considered for its weight. Many of the snow pushers and other such implements are near or beyond the capacity of the FEL on the SCUTS......being aware of the Grapples total weight is very important as you don't want to consume much of the FEL's lift capacity with the implement weight.

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I looked at several forks looking for something lighter. CID, EA, Frontier, HLA, Artillian all had good options running about 60-80 lbs lighter...but all started at around $600 before shipping, and none of them had a 2" receiver hitch welded in - something I really needed. I figured that I'd be better off paying the $529 including shipping and sacrificing the weight.


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You missed it, Artillian offers a 2” receiver hitch in their 3000K rated frame

https://artillian.com/JDQA_PalletForkSets.htm
 

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You missed it, Artillian offers a 2” receiver hitch in their 3000K rated frame

https://artillian.com/JDQA_PalletForkSets.htm
No, I saw it, but at well more than twice the price and only 40 lbs lighter....wasn't interested. I do not need forks that badly. The 40 lb weight difference isn't that important to me...we only have two cats and don't need that much kitty litter.
 

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Very interesting. I got the Titans, Amazon type model, but I think I got them from palletforks.com.

They are perfectly fine for what they do; I'll sacrifice a few pounds of loader capacity for saving some money.

Are those 48" forks? They look huge! I got 42's, BTW. I can pick up and carry them fine, but 48's might be a problem.
 

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No, I saw it, but at well more than twice the price and only 40 lbs lighter....wasn't interested. I do not need forks that badly. The 40 lb weight difference isn't that important to me...we only have two cats and don't need that much kitty litter.
My comment was not based on price or cost-you stated that a 2” hitch receiver was not available on another model aside from the Titan-I bolded your text when I quoted it, but there obviously is and I posted a link and picture for it.. I only point this out for clarity and information for anyone else reading the thread, not an attempt to call you out or anything personal-please don’t think I was.

FWIW if all I needed was a set of forks and I didn’t need the modular nature or weight savings offered by Artillian I would have considered Titan as well-but with my needs Artillian was my only choice and despite the cost I still couldn’t be happier.
 

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Forks are made with what some consider a "low weight limit" but the limit is still higher than the loader's capacity in most cases I have seen. I can't recall someone "damaging" their forks but some are also used in extreme ways to pry stumps out of the ground, etc. There are ways where you could exert more force on the forks than they are rated for, especially on the lighter weight forks.
I bent the frame on my Titan forks, but I was abusing them with a 5 series. I don't think you could do what I did to mine with 3 or 4 series, and certainly not with a 1 or 2 series. The bigger issue I found during the autopsy and repair was the unacceptable weld quality hidden by heavy powder coating. Mine had cracked welds before they were powder coated.

I also bought my forks off Amazon, before I knew anything about Titan. It was also before they sold a made in USA option. They are probably still acceptable for the smaller tractors in strength if they are all you can afford, but I wouldn't walk under them.
 

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Every extra pound of weight on the forks is one pound less lifting capacity. Whether the forks have a 3,000 or a 4,000 pound capacity rating really is insignificant on a loader with an advertised 754 pound lifting limit......Will you reach the lifting limit of your loader? I would bet on it. I reach it often......

Forks are made with what some consider a "low weight limit" but the limit is still higher than the loader's capacity in most cases I have seen. I can't recall someone "damaging" their forks but some are also used in extreme ways to pry stumps out of the ground, etc. There are ways where you could exert more force on the forks than they are rated for, especially on the lighter weight forks.

Everything which hangs on the FEL needs to be carefully considered for its weight. Many of the snow pushers and other such implements are near or beyond the capacity of the FEL on the SCUTS......being aware of the Grapples total weight is very important as you don't want to consume much of the FEL's lift capacity with the implement weight.

Front End Loaders | 120R Loader | John Deere US
Agreed, 4000lb rating is overkill for 754lb loader lift capacity. I would want double the loader capacity, so if one fork gets loaded the frame should still handle the load and not twist or bend
 

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Agreed, 4000lb rating is overkill for 754lb loader lift capacity. I would want double the loader capacity, so if one fork gets loaded the frame should still handle the load and not twist or bend
No doubt there are many sub-compact tractor people for whom 100lb difference in loader capacity is important.
 
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