Sunday, April 23, 2006

Bucket Forks

Old truck... New forks
Once I figure out the exact mounting mechanism, I'll paint them.
Rounding off the tips left a bit of a fishmouth on the end of the forks, so I filled them with weld.

Ground smooth and almost ready for paint.

Fully welded
I kept waiting for the welds to POP!
Nothing a couple C-clamps and a few tack welds won't fix :-)

Fork wedges ready for caps.

Think there is a little stress in hot rolled steel!!!

Well, it was a rainy weekend, so I figured it was time to make the bucket forks for my backhoe. I bought some 3/16" 2x4 rectangular tube stock and went from there.