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#1 tractormike OFFLINE  

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 08:56 PM

I built a set of pallet forks to use behind my 1650 Massey/Snapper. I used 3 inch channel iron. The forks are spaced 24 inches on center apart and are 30 inches long. The uprights are 24 inches high. I bought the lift pins and drilled 5/8 inch holes into the upright channel iron to mount them.
The tractor would lift a pallet with three 42 to 48 inch heavy mower decks on it but without adding any weight to the front end that was about the limit of what I could lift and still be able to steer it.

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 09:38 PM

Great idea, Mike. That would be real handy. Nice work!

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Posted July 27, 2010 - 04:29 AM

Hey Mike,nice job.

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Posted July 27, 2010 - 07:12 AM

Great work Mike.

Now I know what that mule drive snowblower is for that was by the shop when I was at your show.

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Posted July 27, 2010 - 10:50 AM

Handy piece of equipment to have around the shop!!
Looks good Mike.
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Posted July 27, 2010 - 01:26 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. I wanted to find out about how much weight it was actually lifting and carrying. I put 7 bags of mulch on a pallet and it lifts it fine but is to the point it has taken some weight off of the front end. It still steers ok but I wouldn't carry any more weight without adding weight to the front end. The bags of mulch weigh in at an average of 35 pounds so with the pallet added in it's right around 250 pounds. I don't think I will add any weight to the front end and will keep my pallet loads around this weight or less to limit the strain on the three point hitch.
I think I am going to like using this a lot!

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Posted July 27, 2010 - 02:48 PM

A set of 3pt forks are on my todo list. Makes my back feels better just thinking about it.

The look good Mike

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Posted October 28, 2010 - 01:47 PM

Handy Dandy! Nice job!

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Posted October 28, 2010 - 05:50 PM

That's a really good idea! Nice work on the fabrication too!

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Posted October 28, 2010 - 06:14 PM

I would really like to build something like this or a crane for my 1655. Would make it a lot easier moving some of the other tractor's implements around.




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