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Bucket Forks

For the tractor or backhoe owner, top mount bucket forks, or over the bucket forks, are an easy, effective and cost conscious way to put forks on your machine.

Top Mount Bucket Fork Advantage

  • All-Pro’s bucket forks evenly distribute lifting loads across the total mass of your bucket.
  • Hands-free mounting – No need to deal with hard to handle bolt or clamp on style bucket forks.
  • Real, industrial, forks, not fabricated tube or “forks” made with a welded heel.
  • Eliminates potential damage to your cutting edge and bucket floor.
  • Easily adjustable fork spacing for those wider loads.
  • Compact, convenient and priced right, you can’t go wrong with a set of All-Pro Top Mount Bucket Forks!
Over the bucket forks

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Available Sizes

Tractors and other small equipment

The 2500 series kits will fit most smaller machines.

Backhoes and other similar machines

The 6000 and 8000 series kits fit backhoes or other similar machines.

How to Choose the Right Bucket Forks for Your Machine

Measure from your cutting edge to the top outside edge of your bucket.
See Fig. 1

Smaller tractors

  • Add 4” to your measurement. This is your minimum fork height. Most bucket forks will be a little longer that your minimum height, they should never be shorter that this dimension.
  • Choose either a 42 or 48” fork length.

Backhoes or similar machines

  • Add 5” to your measurement. This is your minimum fork height. Most bucket forks will be a little longer that your minimum height, they should never be shorter that this dimension.
  • Choose shaft length. All Pro Forks is the only one that offers a custom shaft length up to 87” at no additional charge!
  • Choose your hook profile. Most Case backhoes will use the Case style hook. Clam shell and other backhoes will generally use the J style hook.
  • Most kits offer a standard 48 or 60” fork blade length. Custom sizes and higher capacity kits can be fashioned to suit any application.

Setup and installation

Step 1

All bucket fork kit set ups are virtually the same.

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The hooks are welded to the top of your bucket. We recommend that they be evenly spaced, but the hooks can be positioned in virtually any spacing configuration.

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Thread the shaft through the pre-welded bushing on the back of the fork.

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Place the included washers on each end of the shaft.

Insert and secure the kit pins into the pre-drilled hole on each end.

Step 2

To attach and use the bucket forks, drive your machine up to the backside of your fork set (with the bar installed as described above).

Step 3

Roll your bucket forward to a dumping position and use the welded hooks to “grab” the shaft

Step 4

Lift your bucket and roll back to the normal operating position until the back of the forks contact your cutting edge, effectively locking your forks into place.

That’s it! You are in business, now go pick something up!

Over the bucket forks

Additional Information

  • Any lifting device mounted to the front of your bucket is going to increase your load center and reduce your normal lifting and break out forces. See Understanding Capacity and your machine’s operating manual.
  • When your bucket forks are attached, your overall length is increased and your turning radius is also 8 to 12 feet wider than with the bucket alone.
  • Whenever possible, you may want to have a spotter when using your forks to engage a load.
  • Hooks should be placed so that the front edge of the shaft, or the inside radius of the hook is in-line with the front edge at the top of your bucket.
  • Each kit contains all the components needed to install your forks.

2500 kits include:

  • 1 set of forks with pre-welded bushing
  • 1 shaft, 54” long, 1” diameter, t,g&p, pre-drilled holes on each end.
  • 3 J Hooks
  • 1 hardware kit with 2 washers and 2 securing pins.

6000 and 8000 kits include:

  • 1 set of forks with pre-welded bushing
  • 1 shaft, 2” diameter, hardened 40Cr steel, custom length, pre-drilled holes on each end.
  • 4 of either Case or J Hooks
  • 1 hardware kit with 2 washers and 2 securing pins.