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so of course I need forks for my 648BH and of course I don't have any money to do this. I've read a bunch of posts about folks using or copying the ll20 design which look really nice. I've also looked at the clamp on style but realize these have significant limitations and I'd rather not use them. a PO of my machine welded tabs to the interior of the bucket that seem like would make good receivers for forks. has anyone seen this before? any other ideas on how to get forks on here? I don't weld so that is not a current option. but seems like at some point it will be necessary to fully realize the potential of this tractor;)

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e them. a PO on my machine welded tabs to the interior of the bucket
 

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It might work.. Depends on what you plan to lift with "pallet forks" The main problems with bucket mounted forks is that they bear on the front cutting edge of the bucket and will over time make the bucket 'Smile' as it bows.

Forks on the bucket place the weight - load farther forward of the pivot point so you have less lift capacity.

You might take a look at this: Loader fork measurements and specs
 

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Looks like I can get some fork extensions for the short term. I have some stacked lumber I had milled that I need to lift. Long term looks like I should plan on making my own. I’m in the middle of adding a hundred amp sub panel to my garage with the intent to power things like that down the road.
 

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I was in a hurry when I got mine... At the time I had a couple forklifts, and a warehouse... Suddenly, I had to close that company, which meant no more forks, and a lot of things I needed to move around at my house... I just spent the money to buy the bolt on mini skidsteer quick attach adapter (through Brian), and then a matching set of forks. No welding needed. That was a few years ago, and I couldn't be happier with it. I still haven't put the quick attach plate on my bucket though, so that project isn't quite scratched off the to-do-list... (having a second 646 lessened my need to have a bucket on both)
 
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