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 10-02-2003, 19:42 Post: 65340
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 Cheap pallet forks?

I'll be building a series of retaining walls this fall and need some pallet forks to haul pallets of blocks around. I don't normally have a need for pallet forks so I'm looking for a cheap way to get a set. I'm not sure if 3ph or loader forks would be best but I have no preconceived preference. I know that all you welders would just make your own but that's not one of my current skills.

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 10-02-2003, 19:58 Post: 65342
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 Cheap pallet forks?

By far the cheapest would be a set of sturdy carry all forks. The usually price out between $100 and $150 and can carry up to 1000#

You can get a set of Rankin Forks that quick attach to your loader mounts for $600 from Fisher Implement.

I really like mine and can't imagine being without them. They go on and off in under a minute and will carry 1200+ pounds. Very handy. I use them more than the bucket.


Go to rankineqco.com and under "vendors" click on Rankin and it is at the bottom of the page under "loader mounted forklifts"






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 10-02-2003, 20:26 Post: 65347
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 Cheap pallet forks?

Thanks for the pointer Mark. Those Rankin forks look pretty good and they're about 30% cheaper than the JD forks. A can of green paint and who'll know the difference? I'll call Fisher and see what they'll do for me.






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 10-02-2003, 20:29 Post: 65348
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Mark, do those forks fit on the loader with the quick release pins? That is a SWEET looking set up. Reasonable price too! I agree; forks are really handy to have around. Thanks for the link info.!






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 10-02-2003, 22:55 Post: 65359
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Yes Randy, Two pins and the bucket is off and two pins and the forks are on. I like 'em. And it has nothing to do with the fact that I am a Rankin. (The other grandfather).






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 10-03-2003, 06:34 Post: 65365
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 Cheap pallet forks?

Some of the cheapest I've found are three point hitch and are around 200 for a ton capacity. Universal skid steer hook ups are normally about 875 for a good set.






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 10-03-2003, 08:01 Post: 65381
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I am not exactly following what a universal skid steer hook up is. Can somebody post a link or something so I can see a picture of one? Maybe I am thinking different terminology. Thanks!






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 10-03-2003, 08:22 Post: 65387
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 Cheap pallet forks?

The universal skid steer set-up is functionally the same as what I have but with different connections.

Rankin has those on the same page as the forks made to interchange with John Deere FEL buckets.

If you cruise the various vendors on the Rankin site you can find almost any type of implement you want. There are at least four different types of 3 point pallet forks pictured.






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 10-03-2003, 11:21 Post: 65424
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I was looking at the 3ph forks vs. the loader forks on the Rankin site. It seems to me the 3ph forks would be easier to use because you can turn around in the seat and actually see where they're aiming. The loader forks would be harder to aim when picking pallets off the ground, but of course they can be used to pull pallets off a truck, loading dock, etc. where the 3ph forks can't reach. Are there any other pros/cons between the two styles that I'm not seeing?






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 10-03-2003, 14:08 Post: 65445
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You can carry a lot more weight with much greater safety with 3ph forks.






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