Fork Lift? Kind Of...
Posted April 01, 2012 - 08:55 PM
It's all built with 2x2 tube steel except for the sleeves for the adjustable middle forks. Only one hydraulic cylinder, so I can only sweep them up at an angle, but it sure as hell beat carrying the boards! I also moved my blade to the back yard with them and can already think of 100 uses. I think it was 3 hours well spent!
Let me know what you think!
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 09:14 PM
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 07:16 AM
Does the front steering get hard with a load on it?
Posted April 02, 2012 - 08:52 AM
Evidently it's just me but I'm wondering why you didn't get the boys to haul the lumber.
Edited by cp7, April 02, 2012 - 08:52 AM.
Posted April 02, 2012 - 09:11 AM
@CP7: My boys are 4 and 2 years old... not quite big enough to haul 16ft 2x6s LOL.
@MH81: I carried my blade that weighs around 80 lbs and it was ok. I do need to put more air in those tires though, they are currently a little low. I'm sure if I was on soft ground it would probably be tough.
Posted April 02, 2012 - 10:07 AM
Posted April 02, 2012 - 10:58 AM
I have a HANG-N-HAUL on the back of my 1256 which does essentially the same what you have, except it's probably not as heavy duty.
I'm thinking of getting some angle iron and making some longer "forks" for it. It's made by a member here, GTMan, and is a very high quality piece of equipment, and really handy.
Edited by OldBuzzard, April 02, 2012 - 11:01 AM.
Posted April 02, 2012 - 01:19 PM
Posted April 02, 2012 - 06:04 PM
Old buzzard, I have been planning to build myself something like you have for my sleeve hitch but haven't even begun. What is the price on that hang n haul?
It cost me $120.00. They are very well made, and I don't think that the price is out of line at all.
One of our members, GT Man, makes/made them.
He used to advertise them on the Toledo, OH Craigslist, but I don't see an ad at this time.
I guess that you could PM him here, or use the info on this page to call/email him:
Edited by OldBuzzard, April 02, 2012 - 06:04 PM.
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