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Old 04-28-2013, 10:41 PM
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Anyone own a tree fork attachment

I move a lot of trees, place a lot of trees the hard way! Been looking at this attachment. Anyone own one or used one. I see bobcat makes one along with a few others for around $3k. I have never used one but this will be mounted on a skid loader. Used for b&b trees unloading trucks, loading our trucks, and placement.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:30 AM
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Are you talking about NurseyJaws? I see them for sale once and awhile on CL for $1,000-2,000. Always thought they would be kinda handy.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:54 AM
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Yes maybe thats it. I seen them online and on BC's website. I think one side is stationary while the other side I can squeeze the root bulb against. I seen most will handle up a 48 inch B&B tree.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:31 PM
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We use the bobcat hydraulic Pallet forks.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:49 PM
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I will always use pallet forks, with those jaws i would be worried that if a plant was too heavy the ball would slip through and push the hydraulic arms out.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:32 PM
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Previous place of employment had them for both the MT50 and the wheeled skid steer. One side is fixed while the other moves.Very useful product and is nicer then using forks to move trees. Lifted everything we put in it without issue, never dropped a single tree.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:49 AM
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I went to a tree farm saturday and got 60 b&b evergreens 2-3 fters. This guy had two pairs for kis wheeled and tracked skid and be had a pair for his ditch witch zauh. That is a machine! They used to have an sk650 but bought this new with tracks and he would lift 3 of these at a time without a problem. He he since 1990 when they bought there first set - he doesn't know a time that they evey dropped one, that the arms let go or got push out and alot less stress on the ball when using forks. But most impressive was the ditch witch. That is smooth running machine.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:34 AM
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I own a set of the 6' Nursery Jaws. It can handle 3 28" rootballs at one time. The extra length is nice if you are loading a trailer that has toolboxes mounted under the bed. The only issues I've seen are some operators try to squeeze the rootball too hard or when opening the jaw they open the jaw way too far or hard. I do have the tarp puller that attaches to the jaws and it is very handy.
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