Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

fork attachments for a trackor

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • fork attachments for a trackor

    This is a set of forks that we made that attaches to a front loader.

    Name:  f255544021d6505e59cb755a1020c865.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  85.9 KB

    Name:  31836fc6a0989ff89d270aa21e5f797c.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  86.3 KB

    Name:  158b27ac8c1b2a1670520e1935fe5fe0.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  76.9 KB

    Name:  701d6477502190bee816f43f9c5621d2.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  87.5 KB
    miller bobcat 250
    wc 115a
    spoolmatic 30a
    centery 250 mic
    2 lincoln 225 stick
    a 1954 hobart portable welder w/ willies jeep engine

  • #2
    Nice job! Wish I had room at home to do stuff that size
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

    Comment


    • #3
      Fork Material

      Terry, I was wondering wwhat you made the forkd from? They are tapered like a real forklifts.

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by hotrod45 View Post
        Terry, I was wondering wwhat you made the forkd from? They are tapered like a real forklifts.
        They can be purchased with the top pins like that.....my question is did they come with the holes in the tips or did you modify them? Reason I ask is I have seen owners drill them and have also seen the results.....drilling is better than a torch but still not good.
        Mike
        George W. Bush was saving your butt whether you liked it or not!
        Fear is temporary, regret is forever
        HH210 with SG

        Comment


        • #5
          84zmike
          the fork on this attchment is off of a 10.000 or 12.000 lbs forktruck.the holes was already in them. and cut in.i do agree with you they should be drilled.the pins i made out of 1 5/8 shaft and 2in pipe thick wall. thanks for the reply.
          miller bobcat 250
          wc 115a
          spoolmatic 30a
          centery 250 mic
          2 lincoln 225 stick
          a 1954 hobart portable welder w/ willies jeep engine

          Comment


          • #6
            Cool looking forks. Nice job....The forks them selves look like they were forks off a fork lift. I bought a set once from a Hyster dealer and made the back of them fit a Bobcat carriage. AS far as the holes, your right 84Z your not supposed to put holes in them. We can't have them with holes in them where I work [OSHA] .But......................All the farmers here have them that way, including ours on our Kubota and I haven't seen one break yet. Unbelieveable how strong those forks are. At work we move trailers with them, so we made Pintle hooks that slide over the end, with a tee screw to clamp it and a piece of chain to the carriage.
            Scott
            HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

            Comment


            • #7
              hmw
              the farmer is useing them to onload and load those big bags of seed.i think they are around 3600lbs.he got a buddy that got him the forks for nothing.he said the company puts new forks on every two years. i am trying to get one more set.
              miller bobcat 250
              wc 115a
              spoolmatic 30a
              centery 250 mic
              2 lincoln 225 stick
              a 1954 hobart portable welder w/ willies jeep engine

              Comment


              • #8
                OSHA is the very least of my worries....I work for a Cat dealer in the industrial div. field service.......the holes don't bother me so much as the ones that have been used to hold a piece of metal that is being cut with a torch .....the forks are heat treated and I have seen the results of welding and cutting on them.......I was at a fab. shop that uses there's as a fixture.....should have seen the look on the guys face when I explained it to him....... I asked for a piece of heat treated stock and when he handed it to me I asked for an o/a set up....we walked over and I picked up the torch and lit it....he asked WTF did I think I was doing...I then asked him why I shouldn't heat it with a torch and put it back in there stock....he stopped right after he got to the failure issues of it (I was asked / told not to come back)
                Mike
                George W. Bush was saving your butt whether you liked it or not!
                Fear is temporary, regret is forever
                HH210 with SG

                Comment


                • #9
                  Nice job,But, not meaning to critisise but the weak link you have there is the thin wall pipe to attatch onto the shaft where you adjust your forks. We have done many sets similar to yours & that should be 3/8 -1/2"wall tube.No way would I load seed & have done a lot of it with ours with that.Otherwise looks excellent.
                  252 Miller Mig
                  180 Synchrowave
                  R - 45 Milling Machine
                  Kingston 1100 Lathe
                  Miller 2050 Plasma Cutter

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    metal doctor
                    i cant get my pic. big enough to see good. but the pipe is thick wall 3/8. thanks for the reply.
                    miller bobcat 250
                    wc 115a
                    spoolmatic 30a
                    centery 250 mic
                    2 lincoln 225 stick
                    a 1954 hobart portable welder w/ willies jeep engine

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      My apology terrywelds. Looks like a thinner wall in picture. Looks like you have all the bases covered . Keep up the good work. Write up the bill & let's get to another project.
                      252 Miller Mig
                      180 Synchrowave
                      R - 45 Milling Machine
                      Kingston 1100 Lathe
                      Miller 2050 Plasma Cutter

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        metal doc
                        no need for apology.
                        miller bobcat 250
                        wc 115a
                        spoolmatic 30a
                        centery 250 mic
                        2 lincoln 225 stick
                        a 1954 hobart portable welder w/ willies jeep engine

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 84ZMike View Post
                          OSHA is the very least of my worries....I work for a Cat dealer in the industrial div. field service.......the holes don't bother me so much as the ones that have been used to hold a piece of metal that is being cut with a torch .....the forks are heat treated and I have seen the results of welding and cutting on them.......I was at a fab. shop that uses there's as a fixture.....should have seen the look on the guys face when I explained it to him....... I asked for a piece of heat treated stock and when he handed it to me I asked for an o/a set up....we walked over and I picked up the torch and lit it....he asked WTF did I think I was doing...I then asked him why I shouldn't heat it with a torch and put it back in there stock....he stopped right after he got to the failure issues of it (I was asked / told not to come back)
                          Mike
                          Do you work on Forklifts in the field div? We have several Cat Forklifts and lots of CAT truck engines. I'm looking for a small set of forks now to fit a small model Bobcat. [home project] Something like about 36" ones. Found a couple sets but are too big. You mean the shop actually welded on theres as a fixture? If so, thats nuts.
                          Scott
                          HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

                          Comment

                          Working...
                          X