Do I Need Bucket Forks?
Are you constantly switching back and forth between heavy machinery or various attachments when you are moving heavy materials?
While this issue is a headache and a struggle for many, there is a solution.
ALL-PRO Forks Bucket Forks.
What Are Bucket Forks?
Bucket forks allow the operator to use pallet forks quickly and efficiently, without the hassle of changing out machines or attachments.
The ease of lifting heavy materials with bucket forks is what makes them ideal for a multitude of tasks.
This equipment is essential for:
- Lifting bags of concrete
- Landscaping materials
- Loading and unloading trucks
- Stacking objects
- Moving bulky items around
A wide range of bucket forks are available today, allowing you to customize your bucket to best fit your needs. The most common type of Bucket Forks, bolt-on or clamp-on style bucket forks, are cheap and generic. They will, oftentimes, damage your bucket. Therefore, they are not durable enough to handle most of the heavy-duty jobs.
All-PRO Forks only sells Top Mount Bucket Forks, which are specifically made from solid steel.
What are Top Mount Bucket Forks?
Top Mount Bucket Forks, often referred to as fork attachments or Over the Bucket Forks, can be used on heavy machinery – including skid steers, backhoes, front end loaders, wheel loaders, telehandlers and similar equipment. This fork attachment is going to offer an easy, effective and cost-conscious way to implement forks on your heavy machinery.
Over the bucket forks are mounted to the top of the bucket, rather than being inserted in the bucket or using clamps. This design will provide a hands-free mounting process that is useful for a variety of tasks. The fast and easy design will also eliminate the need to frequently disconnect and reconnect the forks.
Top Mount Bucket Forks typically have two or more hooks that are welded on top of the bucket. The forks, essentially, slide along a bar that is held by the hooks. This type of setup is designed to evenly distribute the total weight of the load, protecting your machine and bucket from any damage, unlike the bolt-on or clamp-on style Bucket Forks.
Advantages of Top Mount Bucket Forks:
- Versatility. Top Mount Bucket Forks offer a way to convert your bucket into a pallet fork attachment, without requiring separate equipment.
- Simple Installation. The hands – free mounting process provides an easy and fast attachment and detachment.
- Lifting Efficiency. Top Mount Bucket Forks will eliminate the need for straps and chains.
- Durability. The high – quality steel ensures long lasting durability.
Types Of Top Mount Bucket Forks
Here at All-Pro Forks, we have a wide variety of Top Mount Bucket Fork Kits.
1) 8,000 lb. Top Mount Bucket Fork Kit
The 8,000 lb. capacity top mount bucket fork kit has a back height that measures 50 inches. It will fit buckets that measure up to 43 inches, if measuring from the bottom of the cutting edge to the top of the bucket. The shaft is 2 inches x 87 inches long. The eye wall measures at ⅜ of an inch thick. The fork dimensions are 2 inches x 4 inches. This kit has 48-inch and 60-inch fork lengths available. Each kit includes 4 J-Hooks or Case hooks and two retainers that will keep the forks from sliding off the shaft.
2) 6,000 lb. Top Mount Bucket Fork Kit
The 6,000 lb. capacity top mount bucket fork kit has a back height of 44 inches. Buckets that measure up to 38 inches are ideal for this kit. The shaft measures 2 inches x 87 inches long, with an eye wall that is ⅜ of an inch thick. Fork dimensions are measured at 1.75 inches x 4 inches, consisting of 48-inch forks. Each kit will have 4 J-Hooks or Case hooks, with two retainers that keep the forks from sliding off the shaft.
3) 4,500 lb. Top Mount Bucket Fork Kit
The 4,500 lb. capacity top mount bucket fork kit has a back height that measures 44 inches. This kit will fit buckets that measure 38 inches or less. The shaft measures 1.5 inches x 87 inches long. The forks are 1 ¾ inches x 3 inches x 48 inches. Each kit will come with 4 J-Hooks or Case hooks and two retainers that will keep the forks from sliding off the shaft.
4) 2,500 lb. Top Mount Bucket Fork Kit
The 2,500 lb. capacity top mount bucket fork kit has a back height that measures 38 inches. This kit is, especially, ideal for today’s compact tractor bucket forks. It will fit buckets that measure 32 inches or less. The measurement of the shaft is 1 inch x 54 inches long. The forks dimensions are 1.50 inches x 3 inches x 42 inches, with a combined lifting capacity of 2500 lbs. This kit contains forks, a shaft and lynch pins to prevent the forks from sliding off the shaft during operation.
High Quality Bucket Forks
ALL-PRO Forks Bucket Fork Kits are of the highest quality. We do not use fabricated tubes or welded heels on our forks. We offer highly qualified forks that successfully meet the demands of today’s market. We pride ourselves on quality and value.
Our highly skilled team, here at ALL-PRO Forks, can also perform custom work to fit any need – including frames, replacement forks, parts and special orders. We take pride in being able to offer solutions that are timely, accurate and of great value.
If you are unsure how to choose the right bucket fork kit for your machinery, allow us to help you through the process. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time (844.428.8224).
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