Bag lifter

casemx 270

Member
Location
East midlands
Do most use a proper bag lifter for lifting big bags of seed and fertilizer ? Is there any guidance or safety warnings about not using one and using pallet tines . Just interested as we use pallet tines at work and I feel we should be using the proper tool
 

tr250

Member
Location
Northants
Do most use a proper bag lifter for lifting big bags of seed and fertilizer ? Is there any guidance or safety warnings about not using one and using pallet tines . Just interested as we use pallet tines at work and I feel we should be using the proper tool
We use pallet tines and feel they are safe enough. I think most people have bag lifters to make it easier to unload curtain siders without hitting the roof or stacking in low sheds
 

Nearly

Member
Location
North of York
As above.
Wagon drivers wince when they see pallet tines.
I built bag lifter 8 years ago.
I've been tempted to use it for lifting back of trailed sprayer up to change wheels. :D
 

Chae1

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
We just use bag lifter. Don't feel safe working under bags on pallet forks. Handy for filling low sheds too.

Cherry products do a smart one where you can adjust width of arms manually. Was on olly agricontracts blog the other day.
 

Bob c

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cotswolds
We just use bag lifter. Don't feel safe working under bags on pallet forks. Handy for filling low sheds too.

Cherry products do a smart one where you can adjust width of arms manually. Was on olly agricontracts blog the other day.

it also can be hyd as well
 

ewald

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Mid-Lincs
The important thing is not to use sharp edged tines - new ones are particularly inclined to cut the loops.
A sleeve or tube that slides onto the existing tine is acceptable. Otherwise, take the sharp edge off the tine with a file. (Caution - unauthorised modification of lifting equipment........)
 

PSQ

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Scottish Borders
The important thing is not to use sharp edged tines - new ones are particularly inclined to cut the loops.
A sleeve or tube that slides onto the existing tine is acceptable. Otherwise, take the sharp edge off the tine with a file. (Caution - unauthorised modification of lifting equipment........)
I was going to write the same thing: fine file, run lengthways along the edge of the fork.
New tines have a very square sharp edge, older tines have knicks in them that cut sliding bag loops like a hacksaw blade.
 

quattro

Member
Location
scotland
I’ve a home made baglifter 6bags, but I also have made some sleeves out of round pipe slid over pallet tines for lifting 2dumby bags deep works on telescopic and little industrial
 

Gruffalo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Midlands
Yes and when you order 1T bags and 600kgs turn up it’s a royal pita, so much so I just sent them away the second time, they haven’t done it again. Or you could get the adjustable one as mentioned above.
Think Cherry do a Hyd adjustable model
Looking at 1t bags of CF Nitram they want to be set at 1050mm
 

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