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Pallet Fork Technical Information

Maximum Loading | Fork FeaturesJohn Deere Ballast CalculatorStress Analysis

 

Artillian Fork Frames

Professionally Engineered & Hand Crafted for Highest Efficiency
Designed using 3D Solid Modeling CAD & Stress Analysis

Our pallet fork frames employ high strength materials and high end modern manufacturing methods such as laser cutting, CNC machining, & durable powder coating.  Bulk has been minimized which optimizes weight and visibility.

All fork tines we offer are ITA compliant hammer forged Class II fixed fork tines which generally offer a safety factor of at least 3:1.

Maximum Load

The load capacity of a pair of fork tines is indicated as an amount of weight centered at a distance from the heel (bend) of the fork tine.  This is referred to as the "load center".

 

Maximum Load of Fork Tines offered by Artillian
MODEL # DESCRIPTION LENGTH MAXIMUM LOAD LOAD CENTER
FTC-484S 48" Cascade - Std Taper 48" (1220mm) 3700lb (1680kg) 24" (450mm)
FTC-424S 42" Cascade - Std Taper 42" (1066mm)
FTC-424F 42" Cascade - Full Taper 2500lb (1045kg)
FTC-423S 42" Standard 2300lb (1045kg)
FTC-363S 36" Standard 36" (900mm)
Features of Fixed Forks

Class II "Fixed Tine" Fork Tines measure 16" (406mm) between the top and bottom mounting clips as shown above

 

John Deere Ballast Calculator
 

This is a great tool made by John Deere for estimating the amount of rear ballast needed on your 3pt hitch to counteract a load on your front end loader.

John Deere Ballast Calculator

**Requires Microsoft Excel or equivalent to open

 

Position of Load vs Lift Capacity

This graph illustrates how the lift capacity of a set of pallet forks changes as your load center moves out toward the tips of the tines.  All brands of fork sets will behave similarly.

As the center of gravity of the load moves outward toward the tips of the forks, the lift capacity decreases.

 

Stress Analysis
 

An Interactive Animation of the Stress Analysis

See the design close up.  Rotate, Zoom in and out. 
Go ahead and kick the tires!

(You will be prompted to install the eDrawings software from Dassault Systems which may take a while)


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Artillian LLC Tractor Attachments Logo
Credit Card Processing
John Deere Pallet Forks
Skid Steer Pallet Forks
-Need Help Choosing?

Fork Frame Attachments
Fork Tines
Storage Solutions
Grapple
Hydraulics

Work Light Horse Blinders
Deere 54 Plow Products
Backhoe Feet & Pads
JDQA Welding Bases
Testimonials
Technical Fork Info
Uses for Forks
Fixed vs Floating Forks
Friends of Artillian
FAQs
Contact