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 shedsDo 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
I’ve seen some pretty shocking driving in the past. People crowding back and sliding the bags down the tine pushing through snagging the other side so it’s all frayed then wonder why the loops break. Being careful is far better than any piece of machineryhas been more than one death this year alone that. i’m aware of due to bags on tines
be careful !
I was going to write the same thing: fine file, run lengthways along the edge of the fork.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........)
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.What width centres are they ?
Is there a difference for 600kg bags compared to ton bags ?
Think Cherry do a Hyd adjustable modelYes 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.