2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #16[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
Clamp-On "Ultra Forks" For Loader Buckets“Our patent pending ‘ultra fork’ clamps onto most tractor or skid loader buckets and can be fitted with up to 13 replaceable quick-attach spears. Works great for picking up hay bales, pallets, manure, debris, shrubs, silage, trash and more,” says Ted McSherry, Wheat Ridge, Colo.
The 58-in. wide unit comes with 7 replaceable, heavy-duty 32-in. long spears that extend through holes in the frame and are secured with lynch pins. The spears have a lift capacity of 1,500 lbs. The top part of the frame has 4 stake pockets designed to hold 2 by 4’s that form a “backstop” when hauling brush.
The fork assembly slips over the edge of the bucket and is held fast by 2 screw-on clamps. No welding or drilling is required.
“It’s nice to have one product that can do so many things,” says McSherry. “I came up with the idea because I operate a small farm with goats, cows, horses and chickens and needed something to pick up bales, haul manure and straw, and to load pallets. I use two forks for pallets, three forks for bales, and all seven for brush.”
Sells for $659 with 7 spears or $799 with 13 spears, plus S&H.
The company also offers a new post puller that clamps onto a bucket. It lets you quickly pull up wood posts or trees up to 6 in. in dia.
The unit consists of 2 hinged steel blades with 6 offset grabbing edges and works entirely by gravity. There are actually 3 overlapping blades on each side, which accounts for the 6 grabbing edges.
“It lets you pull out posts or trees without ever leaving the tractor seat and without needing hydraulics or chains,” says McSherry. “You just approach the post until the blades contact it, and then as you raise the bucket the blades automatically catch on the post and pull it up out of the ground. The edges of the blades aren’t sharp enough to slice, but they are sharp enough to grab the post or tree.”
Sells for $649 plus S&H.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ted McSherry, Bucket Solutions, 3440 Youngfield St. # 403, Wheat Ridge, Colo. 80033 (ph 866 992-2333; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.bucketsolutions.com).
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