Posts Tagged ‘pallet fork’

How do I Use Pallet Forks to Remove Small Trees?

August 6th, 2011

ehow.com

Forklift operators will tell you this is not a difficult task. If you have access to a forklift or a Bobcat with a puller attachment or pallet forks, removing small trees can be a relatively fast and easy process. Once you understand how to operate the simple pallet fork on a fork lift, you then have the power to use these forks, to slip under the lower limbs of small tress and simply lift them out of the ground, with little mess and complication.

Instructions:

1. Turn the start-up key on your forklift or Bobcat. Press the forward lever, while pushing the gas to drive your vehicle to the tree you wish to remove. Know your vehicle ahead of time; different fork lifts and Bobcats have slightly different operation sequences and levers. Experience and practice are essential.

2. Position your forklift under the tree so the pallet forks are just under the lower branches. Check the pallet fork placement and once satisfied with placement, press your lift lever forward. Lift as you watch carefully while pulling tree, roots and soil upward.

3. Move carefully with the tree in the air as you amble the forklift in the direction you wish to take the tree.

Tips and Warnings:

Watch branches around your head and eyes while working to remove trees.

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How to Adapt a Pallet Fork to a Bucket

July 16th, 2011

ehow.com

Unloading a pallet of material can be both time-consuming and backbreaking work out on a farm. Instead, place a pallet fork attachment that can clip to the bucket of a tractor to unload the material while it’s still on the pallet and set it in place without unloading it. By the use of a clamping mechanism, these pallet forks adapt your tractor bucket to suit your needs, saving time and a sore back.

Instructions:

1. Lower the bucket of the tractor so that the bottom is close to the ground with the front of the bucket pointed slightly upward. Place the bucket just high enough to slide the pallet fork bottom of the attachment below the bottom of the bucket, overlapping the end.

2. Adjust the forks from side to side to place them in the proper location for inserting them into the skid, or frame, of the pallet. Place the forks so they go toward each side of the open pallet skid, each supporting approximately half the weight. Push them all the way into place on the edge of the bucket so that only the forks themselves are overhanging.

3. Tighten the clamps on each fork to secure them tightly to the bucket fork. Make sure they are snug and will not come off or twist around. Screw the clamps tightly by hand clockwise. Lift the bucket slightly and verify these forks are secured properly by pushing them from each side and trying to shake them loose. The tractor can now be used as a pallet fork to move your palletized materials.

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Pallet Fork Attachment

July 16th, 2011

bobcat.com

Move bulky, bagged or palletized material quickly and easily with the pallet fork attachment.

Adjustable forks load and unload, lift and carry, move and place materials around a variety of jobsites.

Position the forks from the operator seat for maximum operator comfort and efficiency. Precise fingertip controls – and vertical lift path on select models – allow materials to be placed exactly where they are needed, keeping employees busy instead of hand-carrying building supplies.

Save time and labor costs by lifting, carrying, and moving with the pallet fork attachment. Put it to work on applications such as industrial plant and landscaping work, construction sites, farm chores, fertilizer handling, and municipal projects.

Other applications for the pallet fork include lifting and moving bales, unloading landscaping rock, transporting building supplies, unloading freight, as well as unloading pallets of building materials such as lumber, shingles, siding, fencing, and block.

Pallet Fork Features:

Adjustable Forks: While on the job, adjust positioning of the pallet forks from the operator seat, delivering maximum comfort and efficiency. Optional hydraulic fork positioning for select models.

Fingertip Controls: Allow materials to be placed exactly where they are needed, making attachment operation precise and accurate.

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For more information on Bucket forks, Paynes forks, and Tractor forks, please visit our Bucket forks informational site.