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    Default Forklift Receiver Trailer Mover

    Just thought I'd share a recent project that I built that has really come in handy. My forklift receiver makes moving the trailers that I work on a real breeze. I also have an insert with a large hook hanging for lifting stuff by chain or an eye hook (like my gas driven welder) I really enjoy getting info and ideas from this forum. Thanks
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    I like what you made but I'm not seeing how you "lock" that adapter onto the forks to prevent it from pullling off.

    Would you post more details and/or photos please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamikaze View Post
    I like what you made but I'm not seeing how you "lock" that adapter onto the forks to prevent it from pullling off.

    Would you post more details and/or photos please?
    Notice the 1/2" pins, looks to be a hole thru the forks
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    Quote Originally Posted by admweld View Post
    Notice the 1/2" pins, looks to be a hole thru the forks
    I was assuming that it would be something of that type of retention but due to my photo viewer, I could not actually see the pins in the picture attached

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    Yes, there are 2 small clean drilled holes near the end of the forks that allow the pins to hold it in place. I haven't had any problems with anything. I mainly use my forklift for moving trailers and loading equipment in a trailer. I used this set-up the other day mounting a leaf vacuum Billy Goat on the front of a customer's trailer.
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    My forks are locked on the fork carriage and there is no way they are moving. When I pick up a trailer there is all the tongue weight holding it down on the ball anyway. I don't even touch the jack. There is no need. I have never had any issues that you described. And I don't use my lift in a commercial setting. It's just me. Thanks for your thoughts.
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    This type of set up is pretty common as well as just a hole in the end of the fork. Used the hole in the fork method for 20 yrs. at my old job. Not looking to argue as I understand that osha does not allow it.
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    I have the hole in the fork. My shop is at my house in a rural area, and it is just me, so I don't worry about it. My forks will flip up, which is why I had the issues. The point of me telling you about the jack staying down, is that when you drive into a dip with the forklift, the forks tilt down, causing the jack to potentially touch the ground, which is what caused one of my issues.

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    I understand the jack issue. I just raise the forks up when I'm moving so the jack clears any terrain.
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