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Old 04-02-2012, 01:54 PM   post #1 of 9
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Default Wood FEL Forks

A while back a member posted a thread about making his own FEL forks from 2 x 4's. They were for light work like moving brush or unloading a pick-up. I've tried searching for this thread but can't find it. Does anyone remember it and where it is? Thanks.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:55 PM   post #2 of 9
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I remember it, I think the thread title was something like, "Look What I Made Today."
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:57 PM   post #3 of 9
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i just made these!!
i have used 2x4 clamped into bucket before but very light duty. I would not expect to scoop and lift and haul brush with 2x4 in bucket. Removed bucket built frame and add angle iron forks.this frame was holding my snoplow but these are a handy addition. Worked pretty well,sawing logs off was nice, forks holds logs right where ya want em. Brush pile scooped up nicley and shoved into firepit
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:45 AM   post #4 of 9
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Default Re: Wood FEL Forks

Not wood, but an easy build. I used Super Strut, find it in Electrical section of Lowes or Home Depot. Light duty, limited to around 150 pounds. Only tools needed are a metal cutting saw, wrench or socket. Cost around $75 to build.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:52 PM   post #5 of 9
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FlyRV9,

It was the "world's least impressive build"

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=179568

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Old 04-10-2012, 10:07 AM   post #6 of 9
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:33 AM   post #7 of 9
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Thats a pretty interesting way to use Uni-Strut.

I just may have to build something like that for moving brush and lifting logs.

One thing you could do to make it attach to the bucket stronger, is to use 3/8" or 1/2 Strut nuts and 3/8 or 1/2 beam clamps. They would be much stronger then C clamps. IMO

I picked up 700' of strut and 1000's of strut fittings last year cheap. Now I have a project to use it for.

All my shelves in my garage are made out of strut, and will hold what ever I can pile on them. It's great stuff, with endless possibility's.

Check out all the fittings you can buy for it. http://www.thomasbetts.com/ps/endeca...3845+4185&Ntt=
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Thats a pretty interesting way to use Uni-Strut.

I just may have to build something like that for moving brush and lifting logs.

One thing you could do to make it attach to the bucket stronger, is to use 3/8" or 1/2 Strut nuts and 3/8 or 1/2 beam clamps. They would be much stronger then C clamps. IMO

I picked up 700' of strut and 1000's of strut fittings last year cheap. Now I have a project to use it for.

All my shelves in my garage are made out of strut, and will hold what ever I can pile on them. It's great stuff, with endless possibility's.

Check out all the fittings you can buy for it. http://www.thomasbetts.com/ps/endeca...3845+4185&Ntt=
Ken, I plan on moving the two "forks" out to the ends and adding a third in the middle. I agree on the clamps, quite often the forks pop free, need a better way of connecting. Would like to come up with a way of quick pin connection. If I had all that strut that you do I would begin working on a cab for the 318, tired of getting a face full of snow clearing the driveway.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:45 PM   post #9 of 9
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Thanks guys. I think Marlboro180's pic is the one I remember. I also like the uni strut idea.
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