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    Tractor forklift

    Hello everybody. This is my first post since I haven't really fabricated anything lately. Here is a forklift attachment I made from old electric forklift mast. Lift height is 2.5 metres. It still has some problems to solve but all in time. I do not know why I cant attach photos. Maybe it's because I am a linux user. But at least the links work.

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    Welcome aboard nice attachment for your tractor.
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    that is nice, I have a small forklift but with the small tires I can not go very many places. that is usefull
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    I like what you have built here. I have to ask, is the angle of the top link so that the mast will tilt back when the lift arms are raised, if so it looks like a very simple and effective way to tilt the mast with out a cylinder. Thanks for posting. I have a mast that I saved from the crushed, only it seems to be a bit to big for our tractor so have not done any thing with it yet. It my wind up on my small dozer some day.
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    Eric for a slightly larger mast than what you would want to mount on the 3 point set up. you might consider fabricating a semi direct mounting to the rear axle housing bringing it in closer to the tractor. the lift cylinder arms of the tractor could be re-positioned and used as the tilt back for the mast.
    Of course doing this would make the tractor a dedicated forklift, but there is another way. Mount the mast between the 3 point arms to the rear end on slip over sockets and clamp pieces to the cylinder arms to allow them to have a higher connection point to then connect via a short link bar to the mast for tilt back.
    Now all you have to do to remove the mast would be to back up to a stand for the mast to be cradled in, disconnect the auxiliary hydraulics and un pin it then drive away.
    Post pictures of your tractor with tape measure showing the distentions and pictures with measurements of the mast and I can draw up a quick release design for you if the mast will physically fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suther51 View Post
    I have to ask, is the angle of the top link so that the mast will tilt back when the lift arms are raised, if so it looks like a very simple and effective way to tilt the mast with out a cylinder.
    Yes, the mast is tilting when I lift it with the hitch. Problem with hitch now is that it won't stay raised. My gues is leaking lift cylinder. I'm using it now only with hitch in lowest position and lifting with forklift.

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    I have a forklift on my tractor. It is my most used attachment.

    I also made a hitch plate for moving trailers. I welded receivers on it to put hay spikes on (take off forks). I use mine all the time.


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