Loader pitchfork

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Loader pitchfork

Postby DRShahan » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:38 pm

Made a simple pitchfork for picking up piles of weeds and branches with the tractor. It's pretty simple, but works like a charm. I used a section of old iron fence, but it could be just about anything. I made one a few years ago out of old water pipe. These forks are pretty long and intended for light, but big piles. Still, the doublers about half length make a big difference. It works pretty well for oddball lumber or pallets as well.
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The edge of the bucket just slides under this piece of angle. It's easy to just drive into with it laying flat on the ground, so you don't have to wrestle it around. It also works better than inside the bucket since this one is rounded, plus I don't have to drill holes in it. The angle spreads the load out to help prevent bending the edge of the bucket.
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A couple short lengths of chain and shackles keep it from sliding forward and coming off.
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And here it is in action! I have to drive backwards if I have a pile like this!
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Re: Loader pitchfork

Postby Winfield Dave » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:11 am

Similar to what I built for my loader Cub.
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