So far I have used the forks to move garden furniture, relocate some old trees and branches, move about some heavy hardwood pallets (I use them to make raised bed gardens), move a large garbage container, carry my compressor about to help me with some fence repairs, and a couple of other things. It is pretty easy to change the spacing of the forks to match the load (see video of the compressor being loaded).
You will need:
- 2 load binders (Such as Harbor Freight #36638 $12.99)
- Approximately 15 feet 1/4 inch chain
- bed rails or other angle iron (I cut mine to 58 inches but will likely make them shorter by 12 inches or so). The rails shown in the video are made from 1/8 inch steel and are about 1-1/4 x 1-1/4 inches
- 2 rare earth magnets
- 2 quick link chain links (or suitable alternative). Note: If you use regular angle iron you will like need four of these links as the back end of the angle will need a different attachment method than the one shown in the video.
My tractor is a Kubota BX25 compact tractor. This fork design should be ok for other tractor sizes.