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Pallet forks

  • 17-06-2021 5:02pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,345 ✭✭✭ Grueller


    Folks, I have a set of bare forks here with no back plate. I am plenty capable of making one but to be honest if I could pick up a used back plate it would probably be as cheap and only leave me the euro hooks to weld on.

    Does anyone know where I might find such a thing? Preferably in the south east. Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,054 ✭✭✭ Wildsurfer


    Will you not want to be able to move forks to adjust for different size pallets?


  • Registered Users Posts: 895 ✭✭✭ timple23


    Grueller wrote: »
    Folks, I have a set of bare forks here with no back plate. I am plenty capable of making one but to be honest if I could pick up a used back plate it would probably be as cheap and only leave me the euro hooks to weld on.

    Does anyone know where I might find such a thing? Preferably in the south east. Thanks

    Go onto DoneDeal and search “forklift ballast” an ad in Dublin should appear. Sixth photo has what you want. Don’t know if you will be able to buy it on its own though. Maybe two 10mm sheets welded together and cut the notches


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,345 ✭✭✭ Grueller


    Wildsurfer wrote: »
    Will you not want to be able to move forks to adjust for different size pallets?

    A carriage off a forklift would allow that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 895 ✭✭✭ timple23


    Grueller wrote: »
    A carriage off a forklift would allow that.

    If your forks have bottom guides (do stop them falling off when tilted down), make sure it measures up with the carriage. Let me know how much they want for a carriage, a lot of the forks on donedeal are just made up of box iron.


  • Registered Users Posts: 805 ✭✭✭ satstheway


    Grueller wrote: »
    Folks, I have a set of bare forks here with no back plate. I am plenty capable of making one but to be honest if I could pick up a used back plate it would probably be as cheap and only leave me the euro hooks to weld on.

    Does anyone know where I might find such a thing? Preferably in the south east. Thanks

    This is what i did and it works well. But i got mine from a forklift company in the NW


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  • Registered Users Posts: 805 ✭✭✭ satstheway


    Alot of cutting to cut the roller brackets of the plate. Like half a days grinder work.


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