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Posted July 19, 2016 - 08:22 PM

I had bought a Brinly A frame from another member this year and had yet to put it to use. Brinly had a set of forks available to fit their A frame, and I had some unistrit and unistrut brackets that line up perfect on this A frame similar to the Brinly fork design, so I welded unistrut into forks and bolted them to the A frame. The forks are 24" of usable length with 16" tall uprights. Only had one weld I missed the mark, but more weld made up for that lol. I enjoy MIG welding. More pics to come.

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Posted July 19, 2016 - 08:25 PM

Post 2 of 3. As you can see this is the second fork I made, with way better welding. Also a view of the brackets I had on hand. Total investment on this project.... Time.

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Posted July 19, 2016 - 08:29 PM

Final post of pics until painting the A frame and forks. Wanted to show off my welding skills in this one, and the color of material is important in that.

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Posted July 19, 2016 - 08:41 PM

Now you will need front weights. To balance all that it can haul.




My wife found out how easy you can lift the front on a hill. She about ran a tree over when she lost her steering. Me and my son were sitting on the 3point carry all. So I walked the rest of the way.
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Posted July 19, 2016 - 08:49 PM

Fork lift is handy for moving heavy stuff around, now you got to put everything on skids.  :thumbs:  :thumbs:


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Posted July 19, 2016 - 08:50 PM

I currently have a 54" Ariens blade hanging off the front with a ratchet strap until I decide if I will put the front lift back on or not. Anyway, backed the New Holland back into the shed addition and let the forks tuck under the back end of GE E10 with Delco Light Plant in the front. Anyway, with the forks tucked under there I thought... And you guessed it, the E10 never left the ground, the tractor could not lift it. The good news to that point is there are three batteries and a transaxle there and the forks did not break or bend before the tractor maxed out, so I say that is a success.
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Posted July 20, 2016 - 05:02 AM

I can't lift a bunch with my forks either, Casey. But for most things, it works great. I use it a lot for moving things around. I have a smaller sized pallet that I screwed a piece of 3/4" plywood on the top for carrying some things!


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Posted July 20, 2016 - 06:26 AM

Looks great Casey.

How much weight will they carry?


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Posted July 20, 2016 - 11:05 AM

Looks great Casey.
How much weight will they carry?


I would say they are good for 250 pounds no issue, but the tractor might be unable to lift that. But I would not be comfortable with more than 200 on them anyway, because of it hanging off the back that far off the tractor.

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Posted July 20, 2016 - 04:47 PM

Alright, now scoop up a Springfield and start heading West.

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Posted July 20, 2016 - 10:04 PM

Nice project, going to build a similar unit, been planning to, now you've motivated me again!
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Posted July 20, 2016 - 11:56 PM

The way I built my version of the forks is way better than the original Brinly forks that weigh 20 pounds per fork, which would absolutely rob lifting capacity. However, I did notice that I could move my lift links inward on the rockshaft arms and probably gain more lifting ability, but probably won't. If I ditched the A frame and made it a stand alone unit I would increase capacity, but lose the adjustability of the forks. Originally I was going to build a stand alone unit that had adjustable flip up (out if the way) forks. Problem with the design I was making in my head was it was getting harder to build in actuality, and at risk of not getting done.
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