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Tazza

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Very nice, easy to install too.
Just be careful with it, i remember a post about someone being killed when they were struck with the drawbar. Not sure how but i suspect it was not locked down and he was pushing the trailer up a hill. I'd only feel safe draging it, not pushing. Just keep it in mind is all.
 

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Very nice, easy to install too.
Just be careful with it, i remember a post about someone being killed when they were struck with the drawbar. Not sure how but i suspect it was not locked down and he was pushing the trailer up a hill. I'd only feel safe draging it, not pushing. Just keep it in mind is all.
I have one of my pallet forks tines drilled and I keep a ball around to stick in it to spot trailers in the yard.
Ken
 

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i also wanted to mention that i bought the 5/16" thick HD QA plate at the same time for $120.00 SHIPPED
I really need to build a QA plate..... I have a set of forks i have been ready to attach to a QA plate for like 3 years! I'm planning on doing a rather large concrete job at home and i really want it to move pallets of cement around to save my back.
 

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I really need to build a QA plate..... I have a set of forks i have been ready to attach to a QA plate for like 3 years! I'm planning on doing a rather large concrete job at home and i really want it to move pallets of cement around to save my back.
Tazza, Just a little tip if you weld your fork bracket to a QA plate be sure and space it out a couple of inches or so at the bottom. I just flat welded my fork carrier bracket to the QA plate and the forks barely pull back enough to hold stuff on. By spacing them apart at the bottom you will get a nice angle on the forks for carrying stuff other than skids around. I have a hard time carrying round pipe around with mine as they want to roll off when I slow down.
 

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Tazza, Just a little tip if you weld your fork bracket to a QA plate be sure and space it out a couple of inches or so at the bottom. I just flat welded my fork carrier bracket to the QA plate and the forks barely pull back enough to hold stuff on. By spacing them apart at the bottom you will get a nice angle on the forks for carrying stuff other than skids around. I have a hard time carrying round pipe around with mine as they want to roll off when I slow down.
My thoughts exactly. I wanted more back tilt. as the QA when fully retracted is prety close to vertical. I was thinking of maybe a 2" spacer at the base to give me a decent back tilt.
 

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My thoughts exactly. I wanted more back tilt. as the QA when fully retracted is prety close to vertical. I was thinking of maybe a 2" spacer at the base to give me a decent back tilt.
I just bought a quick tach plate . It has a sticker on it with a diagram showing that exact thing. I guess a guy should check all angles before welding. I may have made that mistake Mike
 

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I just bought a quick tach plate . It has a sticker on it with a diagram showing that exact thing. I guess a guy should check all angles before welding. I may have made that mistake Mike
I picked this slide and forks from a salvage yard, I was lucky the way it was made, sat on the attachment plate in perfect position for welding.


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This might work

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u253/perrynboo/005.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u253/perrynboo/004.jpg
Thats another way! I was going to mount it all to a QA plate but there is no reason why i need to do it that way. I really just need to attach the carrage. Never thought about it that way, its an option.
 
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