The loader on my 755 is so strong that I can almost bring the rear tires off the ground when I don't have a bucket mounted on the backhoe. The problem here is that in order to lift something that I cannot scoop up in the bucket I have to get out and chain what ever it is to the bucket I need to use it as a fork lift a lot so I decided to see about getting forks for it. I didn't want some week little clamp on forks that slip over the cutting edge besides it is hard to see what you are picking up. I also didn't want to have forks that hook to the top of the bucket either same reasons.
So I went to a forklift salvage yard to see what they had
The most suitable carriage I could find was a class 3 good for 8 to 10,000 lbs it was 5 ft wide and they wanted $300.00 for it plus another $350.00 for a pair of forks plus tax. Well I wasn't prepared to spend that kind of money, so I went to a steel scrap yard and found a pair of heavier class 3 forks than the others for $150.00.
I bought them so now all I have to do is come up with a carriage. Time to look in my usable stock.
Here is the pics of a factory carriage which I was going to have to modify anyway to fit my loader arms
and these were the forks
These are the forks I bought
Will post pictures of what I am making the carriage out of next