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Old 04-01-2010, 12:30 PM   post #1 of 29
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Exclamation John Deere 2320 Home made FORKS!

Ok I looked into getting a set of jd forks for my 2320 but they wanted around $650-$1200 depending on what style and size I wanted... So I built my own bought the forks and top & bottom rails off ebay for $229 shipped to my door then purchased some steel from work and here ya go for a toltall of $272 dollars and 10 hours labor I now have a set of very light yet durrable quick attatch forks. 36". Just need to build a bolt on rack or gaurd and give it some green paint!
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:33 PM   post #2 of 29
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Very nice work. Nice design and clean work on the welding. Hats off!
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:41 PM   post #3 of 29
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That is an excellent job. They look very sturdy.
I really like the quick disconnect setup.
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:54 PM   post #4 of 29
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Looks great. You can lay down really nice beads. Thet should serve you well.
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:52 PM   post #5 of 29
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That looks good Nice work.
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:52 PM   post #6 of 29
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Thanks guys it took a little time cutting the gussets out and getting them all trued up but was well worth it. I got to use the rig today to move around some railroad ties and a small pile of tree limbs seemed to work very well.
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:36 PM   post #7 of 29
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That looks like it was factory made, you can tell that a lot of time was taken to fit and weld everything right. Very nice!
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:32 PM   post #8 of 29
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If that was all painted up, I'd have a hard time believing it was home made. Very good job.
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Old 04-02-2010, 05:49 PM   post #9 of 29
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Well done Fireball!!! I had 3pt mounts added to mine. I dont use it on the 3pt very much, but when I do its handy.

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Old 04-09-2010, 06:36 PM   post #10 of 29
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In two part epoxy primer now JD Green next week...
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:22 PM   post #11 of 29
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Hey fireballferkey that is some great fab work on that set of forks. Do you know what class the forks are? I have been looking for set of inexpensive light duty forks, class I or II to use on a project.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:08 PM   post #12 of 29
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class 2 here is the exact kit I purchased from the same seller http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-36-PALLET-FO...item45f2242842 or if you just need the forks he has them too here they are.... http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-36-PALLET-FO...item439e4dd495
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:54 AM   post #13 of 29
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Hello again FB,

Can you share what you bought for the JD quick attach pieces (JD part numbers)? I've been searching the parts site and can't seem to get results.

It seems I might be getting the opportunity to build a pair of these for myself, thanks to being born in this part of the year. Oh well, she asked what I wanted....
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Old 05-02-2010, 02:35 PM   post #14 of 29
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Awesome job , very professional looking. What process did you use to weld this project toghether and what brand is it ?
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Old 05-08-2010, 01:06 PM   post #15 of 29
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Nice job on the welding!!!!

You should consider marketing your design. I bet a few of the guys on here would be interested.

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