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WTB 48" QA Pallet forks

Discussion in 'Used Plowing and Truck Equipment Forum' started by Mick, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I am looking for a set of Quick Attach pallet forks (Skid Steer type) for a 41hp tractor. If I can't get a good used set in a couple of days, I'll be buying new. If you have a used set in good condition or want to sell me new, let me know.
     
  2. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    Mick i wish i could help w/ a used set, but i don't have any that i don't use......new i can buy a aftermarket set for $600 or a factory CaT set for $1000......hope that helps with youre price haggeling :D

    Free bump anyway's

    PJ
     
  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Thanks, Rick. I can get new 36" - 3430lb capacity for $769 and 48" - 4000lb for $859. Initially, I was thinking the pallets would be 48"x48" and the extra length would be worth the $90, but these pallets are only 32" long. I'll have a load of approx 1700 lbs. So if I go new, I'll probably save the $90.
     
  4. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 153

    I've got a couple sets of new bradco 42" forks left. $650 I can e-mail ya a picture if you like. I don't know the weight rating on them.
     
  5. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546


    I'd appreciate it. Email is Mick.J.Smith@att.net

    Where in Vt are you located? Do you know the thickness of the forks?
     
  6. rebelplow

    rebelplow Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    I'd go with the heavier weight rating forks. That's just me. The last set I had on the 873 bobcat was a 4000 pound rating. I bent the left fork about 1 1/2 inches down, trying to pull a 3/4 inch sleeved concrete anchor out of a sonotube. So if you are ever in doubt that a hilti or redhed concrete anchor is going to hold in concrete. It will hold. ;) That pair of forks was stolen from a jobsite about 2 years ago. Replaced with another set of bobcat 4000 pound rating. If I were to buy another pair again, I'd almost think about a pair with hydraulics that change the fork width to be closer or farther apart. Enjoy your new forks!
     
  7. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Thanks and thanks for the advice about the anchors. Grassmanvt is too far from me, so I picked up a set of new Bradco 36" - 4000#. I've actually got several uses for them, now that I have them (funny how that works out). But mainly I got them to be moving pallets of scrap batteries which weigh approx 1700#, so I doubt if I'll be testing the forks' limit.