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forklift forks for dozer?

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1 week 3 days ago #227353 by greengiant
is there such a thing as ready made forks to turn a dozer into a forklift? I can visualize fabricating some but it would be nice to get slip ons ready made.

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1 week 3 days ago - 1 week 3 days ago #227370 by trainzkid88
they exist for loader buckets and a proper quick hitch assembly is available for most loaders.

it could be made as a hang over the blade type of thing that would ride against the cutting edge as blade skins arent very thick.

i dont see the practicle use for them as the blade doesnt lift very high. also it wouldnt have much lift capacity as the balde is quite forward of the front axles.
hence why loaders do have a large counter weight on the arse aswell as the engine to keep them on the ground.
be better off with a all terain forklift or a skidsteer with fork attachment.
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1 week 2 days ago #227390 by Bentzdo
Replied by Bentzdo on topic forklift forks for dozer?
I have a set off of a 440 John Deere crawler. They are pretty light duty but they work.

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1 week 2 days ago #227391 by ETD66SS
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Just seems like a misapplication. When using a fork lift, generally one is making a lot of tight turns, not what a dozer is "good at"...

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1 week 1 day ago #227409 by trainzkid88
i have used tractors with fork lift masts fitted they are a pain in the arse. and not as manoeuvrable as a proper forklift.

that said forklifts dont do well off of proper hard standing like concrete or properly compacted and bitumen sealed roadbase

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1 week 1 day ago #227411 by kittylover123
agreed its not an optimum situation...but lets say its a make what we got can do situation..?

-old school theory.....run what you brung??!! if only it was a perfect world..

Caterpillar D6C 99j

Tax me, I'm Canadian:canada:

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1 week 1 day ago #227416 by Rome K/G
Replied by Rome K/G on topic forklift forks for dozer?
JD crawler forklift.
 
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1 week 22 hours ago #227420 by greengiant
thanks for all the comments guys!
I should clarify that I don't intend to turn the tractor into a full-fledged fork lift. Just looking for a way to lift heavy blocks of wood into a trailer to save on my back. seems like forklift forks would be less hassle than chaining the block to the dozer blade etc.
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1 week 22 hours ago #227421 by Neil
Replied by Neil on topic forklift forks for dozer?
If you had a cable blade, it'd be almost as good a lift as a forklift : ) They go pretty high. I say do it, because then we'll all know how useful they are. I know guys in the lawnmower club put loader buckets on their snowplow mounts and do useful work with them. Like kitty wrote, not perfect but could be all you need

Cheers,
Neil

Pittsford, NY

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1 week 7 hours ago #227437 by trainzkid88
what rome has posted a pic of would be somewhat useful since it has a proper forklift mast. the issue many people forget is mounting that mast on the front of a tractor which really isnt made to carry that weight there induces extra stress and premature wear on the front end and can break things. i know someone who had to learn that lesson luckily he was on flat ground and going slow when the stub axle broke on his david brown and it broke slowly.
now some modern tractors are made with front hitches and can carry the extra load.

what would work reasonably well is a trackson loader attachment with a set of forks instead of a bucket or the same thing on a drott (tracked loader with rippers on the back the grousers are more like excavator grousers made for working in quarries)

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