Worksaver PALLET FORK PF-448 Operator`s manual

OWNER’S /
OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.’s
MPF-900
MPF-2000
MPF-2000B/G
SSPF-242
FLPF-2000
JDPF-2000
PF-448
SSPF-3748
SSPF-442
SSPF-448
SSPF-5548
GLPF-442
GLPF-448
GLPF-5548
JDPF-5442
JDPF-5448
JDPF-6748
JDPF-H48048
JDPF-H48060
PALLET FORK
FOR SKID STEER
TRACTOR FRONT LOADERS
Safety Instructions
Tractor Preparation
Operating Instructions
Assembly & Mounting
Maintenance
Repair Parts
SSPF-442/448/5548
PF-448
SSPF-242
JDPF-5442/5448
GLPF-5548
CAUTION
JDPF-48048/48060
For Safe Operation
Read Rules And
Instructions Carefully
SI NO LEEINGLES, PIDA AYUDA
A AIGUIEN QUE SI LO LEA
PARA QUE LE TRADUZCA LAS
MEDIDAS DE SEGURIDAD.
MPF-2000
SI NO LEEINGLES, PIDA AYUDA A
AIGUIEN QUE SI LO LEA PARA QUE
LE TRADUZCA LAS MEDIDAS DE
SEGURIDAD.
TABLE
OF
CONTENTS
WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 - 10
SAFETY SIGNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 - 21
STATEMENT
OF POLICY
It is the policy of Worksaver,
Inc. to improve its products where
it is possible and practical to do
so. Worksaver, Inc. reserves the
right to make changes or
improvements in design and construction at any time, without
incurring the obligation to make
these changes on previously
manufactured units.
PARTS DRAWINGS / LISTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 - 32
TO THE OWNER:
Read this manual before using your Pallet Fork. This manual is provided to give you the necessary operating
and maintenance instructions for keeping your Loader Fork in top operating condition. Please read this manual
thoroughly. Understand what each control is for and how to use it. Observe all safety signs on the machine and
noted throughout the manual for safe operation of implement. Keep this manual handy for ready reference.
Like all mechanical products, it will require cleaning and upkeep.
Use only genuine Worksaver, Inc. service parts. Substitute parts will void the warranty and may not meet standards required for safe and satisfactory operation. Record the model and serial number of your Pallet Fork here:
Model:________________________________________ Serial Number:_______________________________
RETAIL CUSTOMER’S RESPONSIBILITY
It is the Retail Customer and/or Operator’s responsibility to read the Operator’s Manual, to operate, lubricate, maintain, and store the product in accordance with all instructions and safety procedures. Failure
of the operator to read the Operator’s Manual is a misuse of this equipment.
It is the Retail Customer and/or Operator’s responsibility to inspect the product and to have any part(s)
repaired or replaced when continued operation would cause damage or excessive wear to other parts or
cause a safety hazard.
It is the Retail Customer’s responsibility to deliver the product to the authorized Worksaver Dealer, from
whom he purchased it, for service or replacement of defective parts which are covered by warranty.
Repairs to be submitted for warranty consideration must be made within forty-five (45) days of failure.
It is the Retail Customer’s responsibility for any cost incurred by the Dealer for traveling to or hauling
of the product for the purpose of performing a warranty obligation or inspection.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Worksaver warrants to the original purchaser of any new Pallet Fork (Models MPF-900, MPF-2000,
MPF-2000B/G, SSPF-242, FLPF-2000, JDPF-2000, PF-448, SSPF-3748, SSPF-442, SSPF-448,
SSPF-5548, JDPF-5442, JDPF-5448, JDPF-6748, JDPF-48048, JDPF-48060, GLPF-442, GLPF-448
and GLPF-5548), that the equipment be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of
six (6) months for non-commercial, state, and municipalities. Use sixty (60) days for commercial use from
date of retail sale.
Replacement or repair parts installed in the equipment covered by this warranty are warranted for sixty
(60) days from the date of purchase of such part or to the expiration of the applicable new equipment
warranty period, whichever occurs later.
Such parts shall be provided at no cost to the user during regular working hours. Worksaver reserves
the right to inspect any equipment or parts which are claimed to have been defective in material or
workmanship.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES & CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
Worksaver’s obligation under this warranty, to the extent allowed by law, is in lieu of all warranties,
implied or expressed, including implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose
and any liability for incidental and consequential damages with respect to the sale or use of the items
warranted. Such incidental and consequential damages shall include but not be limited to: transportation charges other than normal freight charges; cost of installation other than cost approved by
Worksaver; duty; taxes; charges for normal service or adjustments; loss of crops or any other loss of
income; rental of substitute equipment, expenses due to loss, damage, detention or delay in the delivery of equipment or parts resulting from acts beyond the control of Worksaver.
THIS WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY:
1. To vendor items which carry their own warranties, such as hydraulic cylinders, tires, and tubes.
2. If the unit has been subjected to misapplication, abuse, misuse, negligence, fire or other accident.
3. If parts not made or supplied by Worksaver have been used in connection with the unit, if, in sole
judgement of Worksaver such use affects its performance, stability, or reliability.
4. If the unit has been altered or repaired outside of an authorized Worksaver dealership in a manner
which, in the sole judgement of Worksaver affects its performance, stability or reliability.
5. To normal maintenance service and normal replacement items such as bent forks, hydraulic fluid,
worn blades, or to normal deterioration of such things as belts and exterior finish, due to use or
exposure.
6. To expendable or wear items such as teeth, chains, sprockets, latch parts, springs and other items
that in the company’s sole judgement is a wear item.
NO EMPLOYEE OR REPRESENTATIVE OF WORKSAVER IS AUTHORIZED TO CHANGE THIS
WARRANTY IN ANY WAY OR GRANT ANY OTHER WARRANTY UNLESS SUCH CHANGE IS MADE IN
WRITING AND SIGNED BY WORKSAVER’S SERVICE MANAGER, POST OFFICE BOX 100, LITCHFIELD,
ILLINOIS 62056-0100.
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To the Owner/Operator/Dealer
All implements with moving parts are potentially hazardous. There is no substitute for a cautious, safe-minded operator who recognizes the potential hazards and follows reasonable safety practices. The manufacturer has designed this
implement to be used with all its safety equipment properly attached to minimize the chance of accidents.
BEFORE YOU START!!
Read the safety messages on the implement and shown in your manual.
Observe the rules of safety and common sense!
THIS SYMBOL MEANS
– ATTENTION!
– BECOME ALERT!
– YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!
THIS SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL IDENTIFIES IMPORTANT
SAFETY WARNING MESSAGES. CAREFULLY READ EACH
WARNING MESSAGE THAT FOLLOWS. FAILURE TO
UNDERSTAND AND OBEY A SAFETY WARNING, OR
RECOGNIZE A SAFETY HAZARD, COULD RESULT IN AN
INJURY OR DEATH TO YOU OR OTHERS AROUND YOU.
THE OPERATOR IS ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE
SAFETY OF HIMSELF, AS WELL AS OTHERS, IN THE
OPERATING AREA OF THE TRACTOR AND EQUIPMENT.
UNDERSTAND SIGNAL WORDS
DANGER
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, WILL result in
DEATH OR VERY SERIOUS INJURY.
WARNING
Indicates a imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, COULD result in
DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
CAUTION
Indicates a imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, MAY result in
MINOR INJURY.
IMPORTANT
Identifies special instructions or procedures that, if not strictly observed, could
result in damage to, or destruction of the machine, attachments or the environment.
NOTE: Identifies points of particular interest for more efficient and convenient operation or repair.
If you have questions not answered in this manual or require additional copies or the manual is damaged, please
contact your dealer or the manufacturer directly.
Important Safety Information!
Working with equipment can lead to injuries. Read this manual, and the manual for your tractor, before assembly or
operating, to acquaint yourself with the machine. It is the equipment owner’s responsibility, if this equipment is used
by any person other than yourself, is loaned or rented, to make certain that the operator, prior to operating:
1. Reads and understands the operator’s manuals.
2. Is instructed in safe and proper use.
The use of this equipment is subject to certain hazards which cannot be protected against by mechanical
means or product design. All operators of this equipment must read and understand this entire manual, paying particular attention to safety and operating instructions, prior to using. If there is something in this manual you do not understand, ask your supervisor, or your dealer, to explain it to you.
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EQUIPMENT SAFETY GUIDELINES
Safety of the operator is one of the main concerns in designing and developing a new piece of equipment.
Designers and manufacturers build in as many safety features as possible. However, every year many
accidents occur which could have been avoided by a few seconds of thought and a more careful approach to
handling equipment. You, the operator, can avoid many accidents by observing the following precautions in this
section. To avoid personal injury, study the following precautions and insist those working with you, or for you,
follow them. Review the safety instructions with all users annually.
This equipment is dangerous to children and persons unfamiliar with its operation. The operator should be a
responsible adult familiar with farm machinery and trained in this equipment’s operations. Do not allow persons to operate or assemble this unit until they have read this manual and have developed a thorough
understanding of the safety precautions and of how it works.
Never use alcoholic beverages or drugs which can hinder alertness or coordination while operating this
equipment. Consult your doctor about operating this machine while taking prescription medications.
Replace any CAUTION, WARNING, DANGER or instruction safety sign that is not readable or is missing.
Location of such safety signs is indicated in this booklet. Do not paint over, remove or deface any safety signs
or warning signs on your equipment. Observe all safety signs and practice the instruction on them.
Only use a power unit equipped with a ROPS cab or rollover protective structure. Keep foldable ROPS systems in “locked up” position at all times. Keep seat belt fastened.
Never exceed the limits of a piece of machinery. If its ability to do a job, or to do so safely, is in question –
DON’T TRY IT.
Do not modify the equipment in any way. Unauthorized modification may impair the function and/or safety and
could affect the life of the equipment.
Know your controls and how to stop skid steer, tractor, engine, and loader quickly in an emergency. Read this
manual and the one provided with your tractor or skid steer.
In addition to the design and configuration of this implement, including Safety Signs and Safety Equipment,
hazard control and accident prevention are dependent upon the awareness, concern, prudence, and proper
training of personnel involved in the operation, transport, maintenance, and storage of the machine. Refer also
to Safety Messages and Operation Instructions in each of the appropriate sections of the Tractor, Skid Steer,
and Implement Manuals. Pay close attention to the Safety Signs affixed to the Tractor, Skid Steer, and the
Implement.
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OPERATIONAL SAFETY
Start prime mover only when properly seated in the operator’s seat. Starting a prime mover in gear can result
in injury or death. Do not mount or dismount while the prime mover is moving. Mount or dismount only when
the prime mover and all moving parts are completely stopped.
Operate the prime mover and/or implement controls only while properly seated in the prime mover’s seat with
the seat belt securely fastened around you. Inadvertent movement of the tractor or implement may cause
serious injury or death.
Keep all helpers and bystanders twenty-five feet (25’) from an operating power unit and attached equipment.
Only properly trained people should operate this machine. It is recommended the tractor be equipped with a
Rollover Protection System (ROPS) and a seat belt that is used. Always stop the tractor, skid steer, or forklift,
set brake, shut off the engine, remove the ignition key, and lower loader and attachment to the ground before
dismounting. Never leave equipment unattended with the engine running.
Please remember it is important that you read and heed the safety signs on the front loader attachment and
loader, and the safety rules set forth. Clean or replace all safety signs if they cannot be clearly read and understood. They are there for your safety as well as the safety of others. The safe use of this machine is strictly
up to you, the operator.
Be sure power unit is in good condition. Read all the safety precautions and make sure all operators are familiar with the safety rules of operation.
Never leave the prime mover and implement unattended while the implement is in the lifted position. Accidental
operation of lifting lever or a hydraulic failure may cause sudden drop of unit with injury or death by crushing.
When the use of hand tools is required to perform any part of assembly, installation, adjustment, maintaining,
repairing, removal, or moving the implement, be sure the tools used are designed and recommended by the
tool manufacturer for that specific task.
Never allow children to play on or around prime mover or implement. Children can slip or fall off the equipment
and be injured or killed. Inadvertent contact with controls can cause the implement to shift or fall crushing themselves or others.
Always use two people to handle heavy, unwieldy components during assembly, installation, removal, or
moving the loader attachment.
Never place any part of your body where it would be in danger if movement should occur during assembly,
installation, operation, maintaining, repairing, removal, or moving the implement.
The use of any loader attachment is NOT recommended on tractor with a tricycle wheel arrangement. Tricycle
type tractors are unstable for front loader use.
A heavy load can cause instability in driving a power unit. Make sure the front or rear of the power unit is
properly counter-balanced with weights. Always drive slowly – especially around turns. An unstable power unit
could steer badly and possibly tip over, causing injury or death.
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OPERATIONAL SAFETY (continued)
Do not allow children or others to ride on the power unit with an operator. Riders are subject to injury such as
being struck by foreign objects or being thrown off. Riders obstruct the operator’s view resulting in unsafe operation. Never allow anyone to ride on the implement!
Before you operate any equipment, check over all pins, bolts and connections to be sure all are securely in
place. Replace any damaged or worn parts immediately.
Check that this attachment is securely mounted to the loader. Failure to install lock pins or have the latching
mechanism engage could result in injury or death.
Do not work under a raised loader unless it is securely blocked or held in position. Do not depend on the power
unit hydraulic system to hold the implement in place.
Operate the loader controls smoothly, avoiding jerky operation. Stop loader gradually when lowering or lifting
loads.
Beware of low electrical wires when loader is raised. Serious injury or death can result if contact is made.
Do not lift round bales.
When handling material on a slope, always approach the material with the power unit facing uphill.
When stacking material, ALWAYS MAKE SURE MATERIAL IS PLACED SO THE STACK IS STABLE.
Keep all bystanders at a safe distance. REMEMBER FALLING ITEMS CAN ROLL OR TUMBLE.
Do not handle loads that exceed the weight limitations of the loader or forks.
Carry the loads slowly and as low as possible to the ground. Avoid excessive speed during operation.
Completely engage load before lifting. Fork length should be at least two-thirds of load length. It is recommended to keep lifting surface of the forks level at all times. When backward tilt is required to stabilize the load, use
extreme caution.
Keep alert and watch the rear as well as the front when working with the loader. Beware of lift clearance when
raising loader to maximum height.
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OPERATIONAL SAFETY (continued)
Be certain the power unit is in neutral or park position before starting engine.
Always shut off power unit and shift to “Park” or set brakes when leaving unit. Always lower bucket or
attachment to ground, relieve all hydraulic pressure. Remove key when leaving equipment unattended. Park in
level area.
Do not use the fork tines for prying or any purpose other than lifting.
Use extreme care when working on inclines and hillsides. Do not operate close to ditches, creeks or holes.
Slow down when operating over rough ground.
When maneuvering close to buildings or passing through narrow areas, be sure to allow sufficient clearance
for the power unit, loader, and load. Drive slowly. Allow for additional length of loader and load on power unit
while turning.
Keep load centered on attachment and loader. Unbalanced loads increase possibility of tipping or roll-over.
Secure the load properly. Unsecured loads can fall unexpectedly.
Never lift a load with one fork.
Be sure that people, livestock, or pets are not standing near the machine while operating. Never allow anyone
to walk or work under a raised loader.
Do not lift or carry anyone on loader or in bucket or on attachment. Do not use loader for a work platform.
ALWAYS lower loader to the ground or block securely before performing any maintenance work.
Always keep power unit on solid footing when operating loader.
Observe Safety Recommendations in loader instruction manual.
Inspect the entire machine periodically as indicated in the Maintenance Section of this manual. Look for loose
fasteners, worn or broken parts, pinched hydraulic hoses, and leaky or loose fittings. Make sure all pins have
cotter pins and washers. Serious injury may occur from not maintaining this machine in good working order.
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TRANSPORT SAFETY
Comply with state and local laws governing highway safety and movement of farm machinery on public roads.
The use of flashing amber lights is acceptable in most localities. However, some localities prohibit their use.
Local laws should be checked for all highway lighting and marking requirements.
When driving the tractor and equipment on the road or highway under 20 mph (32 kph) at night or during the
day, use flashing amber warning lights and a slow moving vehicle (SMV) identification emblem.
Always be sure the implement is in the proper raised position for transport.
Reduce speed when transporting mounted implements to avoid bouncing and momentary loss of steering
control.
Plan your route to avoid heavy traffic.
Do not drink and drive!
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.
Turn curves or go up or down hills only at a low speed and at a gradual steering angle. Make certain that at
least 20% of the tractor’s weight is on the front wheels to maintain safe steerage. Slow down on rough or
uneven surfaces, and loose gravel.
Use extreme care and maintain minimum ground speed when transporting on hillside, over rough ground and
when operating close to ditches or fences. Be careful when turning sharp corners.
Never allow riders on either power unit or implement. Falling off can kill.
Be a safe and courteous driver. Always yield to oncoming traffic in all situations, including narrow bridges, intersections, etc.
Do not exceed 20 mph (32 kph). Reduce speed on rough roads and surfaces.
Always disengage PTO before driving the tractor to transport the implement from one place to another.
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MAINTENANCE SAFETY
Good maintenance is your responsibility. Poor maintenance is an invitation to trouble.
Before working on this machine, drive to a level area, disengage the PTO, lower implement or loader (or if
working underneath, raise and block securely), shut off the engine, relieve all hydraulic pressure, set the
brakes, and remove the ignition keys.
Never work under equipment unless it is blocked securely. Never depend on hydraulic system to keep implement in raised position.
Do not use blocking made of concrete blocks, logs, buckets, barrels or any other material that could suddenly
collapse or shift positions. Use only good quality blocking material.
Never operate controls from the ground. Operate the controls only from the operator’s station.
Keep all persons away from operator control area while performing adjustments, service, or maintenance.
Always use personal protection devices such as eye, hand and hearing protectors, when performing any
service or maintenance.
Periodically tighten all bolts, nuts and screws and check that all cotter pins are properly installed to ensure unit
is in a safe condition.
Check to ensure all safety signs are installed and in good condition.
Openings in the skin and minor cuts are susceptible to infection from hydraulic fluid. If injured by escaping
hydraulic fluid, see a doctor at once. Gangrene and death can result. Without immediate medical treatment,
serious infection and reactions can occur.
If equipment has been altered in any way from original design, the manufacturer does not accept any liability
for injury or warranty.
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STORAGE SAFETY
Following operation or when unhooking, stop the tractor, set the brakes, shut off the engine, relieve all hydraulic
pressure and remove the ignition keys.
Store the unit in an area away from human activity. Do not permit children to play on or around the stored unit.
Do not park equipment where it will be exposed to livestock for long periods of time. Damage and livestock
injury could result.
Make sure all parked machines are on a hard, level surface and engage all safety devices. Storage location
should be level and solid to make connecting and unconnecting to power unit easy.
If blocking is used, make sure it is solid and secure before leaving area.
SAFETY SIGNS
Keep safety signs clean and legible at all times.
Replace safety signs that are missing or have become illegible.
Replaced parts that displayed a safety sign should also display the current sign.
Safety signs are available from your Distributor or Dealer Parts Department or the factory.
How to Install Safety Signs:
Be sure that the installation area is clean and dry. Be sure temperature is above 50°F (10°C).
Decide on the exact position before you remove the backing paper.
Remove the smallest portion of the split backing paper. Align the sign over the specified area and carefully
press the small portion with the exposed sticky backing in place.
Slowly peel back the remaining paper and carefully smooth the remaining portion of the sign in place. Small
air pockets can be pierced with a pin and smoothed out using the piece of sign backing paper.
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BE CAREFUL!
Use a clean, damp cloth to clean
safety decals. Avoid spraying too
close to decals when using a pressure washer; high-pressure water
can enter through very small
scratches or under edges of decals
causing them to peel or come off.
REMEMBER:
If Safety Signs have been damaged, removed, become illegible or
parts replaced without Signs, new
Safety Signs must be applied. New
Safety Signs are available from your
authorized distributor or factory.
Above Safety Sign ONLY for
Models JDPF-2000, JDPF-5442 & JDPF-5448
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TRACTOR AND LOADER/SKID
STEER REQUIREMENTS AND
PREPARATION
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Be sure tires and rims are in good condition. Inflate
tires to the proper recommended air pressure.
The load rating of all pallet forks is figured with the load
20” in front of the fork lift frame and evenly distributed
between the two fork tines.
NEVER put load at the ends of the fork tines – the lift
capacity at the ends of the forks is only about 1/3 of the
total lift capacity.
The required size of the tractor and front loader or skid
steer will be determined by the weight of the load to be
handled.
Always use a tractor and front loader or skid steer large
enough to safely handle the load.
Check your tractor and front loader or skid steer to
make sure they are in good working condition. Check all
frame mounting bolts to make sure they are tight.
Loaders that attach to the tractor frame rails should
have a cross-tie installed for stability.
Check the hydraulic system. Be sure the hydraulic oil
and filter have been serviced according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
NOTE: Loose items such as logs can slide sideways,
thus putting all their weight on one fork. This can
bend forks.
WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER
BENT FORKS.
FORK TINE INSTALLATION
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With loader arms lowered and completely rolled back,
shut down the power unit following the safety shutdown
procedure for your unit. Ensure that the locking assembly
on the tine is in the unlocked (UP) position. Place the top
of the fork on the top rail in the middle of the frame and
then rotate down. Slide the fork to the side to seat it on
the frame and, using the locking assembly that is on your
tine, lock in place. Install the following tine(s) in the same
fashion. Make sure the locking assembly has been set
into a notch on the top rail and therefore securing the tine
to the frame.
Above instructions not for Model MPF-900. Install
the MPF-900 tines by removing the 3/8” x 1” bolt and stop
washer, then slide the forks on each side. Replace washer and bolt.
WARNING
■ Power unit must be equipped with ROPS or ROPS
cab and seat belt. Keep seat belt securely fastened.
Falling off power unit can result in death from being
run over or crushed. Keep foldable ROPS systems in
“locked up” position at all times.
■ A heavy load can cause instability in driving a
power unit. Make sure the rear of the tractor is
properly counter-balanced with weights. Always
drive slowly – especially around turns. An unstable
unit could steer badly and possibly tip over, causing
injury or death.
■ Do not exceed the maximum recommended
weight listed for the pallet fork. Damage to the equipment or serious personal injury could result.
MODEL FLPF-2000
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The Universal Model FLPF-2000 Pallet Fork attachment
is recommended for tractors with an engine horsepower
rating of 20-35 hp.
Optional brackets are available to fit both pin-on and
some popular quick coupler front-end loaders. Brackets
must be ordered with the pallet fork attachment to mount
on your loader.
The Compact Tractor list of optional mounting brackets
is on page 13.
The model FLPF-2000 with 42” solid pallet forks can
handle loads up to 2,000 lbs. Load rating is figured with
the load about 20” in front of the fork lift frame and evenly distributed between the two fork tines.
Remove the bucket from your front end loader. Check
your loader to make sure it is in good working order.
The use of any loader attachment is NOT recommended on tractors with a tricycle wheel arrangement. Tricycle
type tractors are unstable for front loader use.
The operator is responsible for the safe operation of
this equipment. The operator must be properly trained.
Operators should be familiar with the power unit, loader
and loader attachment, and all safety practices before
starting operation. Read the safety rules and safety signs
on pages 3-11.
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COMPACT TRACTOR
LOADER BRACKETS FOR
MODEL FLPF-2000 PALLET FORK
ASSEMBLY – QUICK ATTACH
ASSEMBLY – TRACTOR LOADERS
– PIN ON ATTACHMENT
If your tractor loader has a bucket Quick Attach feature,
check with your dealer on the availability of adapter
brackets for your brand and model loader.
Measure the width of your loader arms and figure how
to best attach the loader mounting brackets so the front
loader attachment is centered on your loader.
Measure the width of the front adapter on your loader
and locate the Quick Attach brackets on the main frame.
Locate these brackets so the main frame will be centered
on your loader.
Assemble the four (4) lift brackets on the main frame
with the 5/8” x 3” I.D. U-bolts. Leave the U-bolts loose.
Tighten the U-bolts that connect the brackets to the
main frame.
Measure the width of each loader arm at the lower end
(where the lower pin goes through). Then position the
mounting brackets on each side for this width plus 1/8” 1
/4”. This will keep the loader attachment from having
excessive side movement.
Some popular front loaders are offered with a “skid
steer universal quick-attach” to connect the bucket or
other front loader attachments. The Model SSPF-242
Pallet Fork is designed for these loader applications. See
pages 14 and 15.
NOTE: The width of the loader arms will vary with the different makes and models of loaders. Depending on the
width of your loader and the relationship to the width of
the front loader attachment, you may need to use one of
the bracket mounting arrangements shown below. The
majority of loaders will best use the normal mounting
arrangement as shown in “A”.
Make sure latch pins engage slots to lock the frame in
place.
The Model JDPF-2000 is designed for the 200 and 300
series of John Deere Loaders. See page 16.
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NOTE: For loaders that require brackets that provide
additional roll back, order #830335 (1” pins).
MODEL PF-448
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The Universal model PF-448 Pallet Fork attachment is
designed to fit most double-cylinder front end loaders
with a load-arm center distance of 52 inches or less.
Optional brackets are available to fit both pin-on and
some popular quick coupler front-end loaders. Brackets
must be ordered with the pallet fork attachment to mount
on your loader.
The Universal Pallet Fork can also be used on the rear
3 pt. Cat. II hitch with pin-on brackets and the Optional
#831815 Toplink Bracket.
With the optional #830358 Bushing Kit, a Cat. II Quick
Hitch may be used. (Pin-on brackets and toplink bracket
required.)
The model PF-448 with 48” solid pallet forks can handle loads up to 4,000 lbs. Load ratings are figured with the
load about 24” in front of the fork lift frame and evenly
distributed between the two fork tines.
Connect the above assembly to the loader arms using
the bottom hole in the channel and attach the upper control cylinder to the top hole in the lift channels. Center the
main frame (side to side) with your loader arms and
tighten the four (4) 5/8” x 3” U-Bolts.
The lower hole positions in the lift channels can be used
to obtain more angle movement. However, if the frame
becomes too parallel with the loader lift arms, the loader
may not have enough power (mechanical advantage) to
bring the frame back.
NOTE: Generally, it is not recommended to have the tilt
cylinders located any closer than 10-12 inches to the
main loader lift arms. Check the spacing of mounting
pins on your loader bucket and use this as a guide.
NOTE: If tilt cylinders are located too close to the loader
arms, they may go “over center” when fully extended. If
this happens, damage may occur to the cylinders and/or
mounting brackets.
NOTE: Loaders with only one hydraulic cylinder in the
center of the loader to tilt the bucket or attachment may
be used with the addition of an optional center bracket
(order bracket #830320).
MODEL PF-448
ASSEMBLY – QUICK ATTACH
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ASSEMBLY – TRACTOR LOADERS
PIN ON ATTACHMENT
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If your tractor loader has a bucket Quick Attach feature,
check with your dealer on the availability of adapter
brackets for your brand and model loader.
Measure the width of the front adapter on your loader
and locate the Quick Attach brackets on the main frame.
Locate these brackets so the main frame will be centered
on your loader.
Tighten the U-bolts that connect the brackets to the
main frame.
Preview the assembly instructions and the exploded
views of the pallet fork in your operator’s manual and
become familiar as to how the parts or assemblies go
together. For model PF-448, see page 25.
Assemble the two lift brackets on the main frame with
the 5/8” x 3” I.D. U-bolts. Leave the U-bolts loose.
NOTE: The optional lift channel brackets are supplied
with 1” diameter pins to fit your loader. If your loader
requires 11/8” pins, it will be necessary for the hole diameter in the channel brackets to be drilled out to 15/32”
(1.156”) and ask your dealer to order 11/8” diameter pins.
The 11/8” pins are part #830318. Be sure to indicate if two
or four 11/8” pins are required.
MODELS SSPF-2000, SSPF-3748,
SSPF-442 / 448 & SSPF-5548
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The Skid Steer Pallet Fork models SSPF-2000, SSPF3748, SSPF-442/448 and SSPF-5548 are designed for
skid steer power units or tractor loaders having the universal bucket quick attach system.
The model SSPF-2000 can handle loads up to 2,000
lbs. This unit is for small sized skid steer units and smaller compact tractor loaders.
The models SSPF-442 and SSPF-448 pallet forks can
handle loads up to 4,000 lbs. The model SSPF-5548 is
rated for loads up to 5,500 lbs. These models are for the
standard size skid steer units and tractors above 40 hp.
Load ratings are figured at half the length of the tines.
If your loader requires 11/4” diameter pins, please ask
your dealer to order adapter bushings (part #830319). Be
sure to indicate how many adapter bushings are required.
NOTE: The Ford (New Holland) models 7109, 7209,
7210, 7309, 7310 and 7410 Pin Type Loaders require
special brackets. Also, Rhino (Alamo) models 2410 and
2491. Order #830330 bracket kit.
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MODELS MPF-900 & MPF-2000
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WARNING
The Models MPF-900 and MPF -2000 are for walk
behind Mini Skid Steer units equipped with the
"Universal" type attachment on the loader.
The Model MPF-900 can handle loads up to 900 Ib.
The Model MPF-2000 can handle loads up to 2,000 Ib.
Load ratings are figured with the load about half the
length of the tine in front of the fork frame and evenly distributed between the two fork tines.
Always make sure latch pins engage to lock the frame
in place.
Connection instructions are similar to the ones for regular size skid steer units. (See page 16.)
Operate up and down slopes with the heavy end of
the machine uphill. Carrying a load with the pallet
fork attachment will make the front end heavy.
When going up or down hill, the machine could
overturn if the heavy end is toward the downhill side.
Someone may be pinned or seriously injured if the
machine overturns.
MODEL MPF-2000B/G
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The Model MPF-2000 B/G is for Bobcat walk-behind
Mini Skid Steer units and the Bobcat S-70 small skid
steer unit. It is also for the Gehl Model 1640 small skid
steer.
The Model MPF-2000 B/G can handle loads up to 2000
lb. Check your unit's lift capacity before handling loads.
The load rating is figured with the load about 24" in front
of the fork frame and with the load evenly distributed
between the two fork tines.
Always check to make sure latch pins engage slots to
lock the frame in place.
Connection instructions are similar to the ones for regular sire skid steer units. (See page 16.)
OBEY ALL
SAFETY
WARNINGS!
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MODELS SSPF-242/ 442 / 448/3748
ATTACHMENT TO PRIME MOVER
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WARNING
Improper attachment of the Pallet Fork could result
in injury or death. Do not operate this product until
you have positive indication that the attachment is
securely mounted.
1. Position the attachment on a level surface.
Figure 3. Attachment Coupler Handles - Locked
2. The quick attach coupler handles should be in the
unlocked position with lock pins retracted, Figure 2.
WARNING
Attachment coupler handles must always be
rotated to LOCK POSITION to prevent coupler latch
from disengaging and attachment from falling off.
9. Carefully raise the loader and cycle the rollback/tilt
cylinders to check clearances and to ensure that the
attachment is securely mounted.
Figure 2. Quick Attach Coupler Handles - Unlocked
REMOVING THE PALLET FORK
1. If possible, find a level solid location to place the
attachment. This makes it easier to disconnect and
re-connect later on.
3. Enter the prime mover. Fasten seatbelt, start engine.
Disengage the parking brake.
4. Follow the attaching procedure in the prime mover
owner's manual. Align the attachment mechanism
with the mounting on the pallet fork, attach to the
prime mover on loader.
2. Lower the attachment to the ground.
5. Engage the parking brake and shut down the prime
mover. Be sure to relieve pressure to the auxiliary
hydraulic lines.
4. Unfasten safety restraints and exit prime mover.
3. Engage the parking brake and shut down the prime
mover. Be sure to relieve pressure to the auxiliary
hydraulic lines.
5. Disengage attachment-locking mechanism (mechanical type).
6. Unfasten safety restraints and exit the prime mover.
6. Enter prime mover, fasten safety restraints and start
the prime mover.
7. Engage the latching mechanism to secure attachment
to loader. The lockpins must be completely extended
and secured into the retaining slots.
7. Disengage attachment-locking mechanism (hydraulic
type).
8. Re-enter the prime mover. Fasten seatbelt and restart engine.
8. Disengage the parking brake, and back away from
the attachment.
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MODELS JDPF-2000 / 5442 / 5448
ATTACHMENT TO PRIME MOVER
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The pallet fork model JDPF-2000 is specifically
designed for John Deere 200 and 300 series loaders. It is
rated for loads up to 2,000 lbs.
The pallet fork models JDPF-5442 and JDPF-5448 are
specifically designed for John Deere 400 and 500 series
loaders. They are rated for loads up to 4,000 lbs.
NOTE: Procedure is the same for all attachments.
Bucket attachment shown.
ATTACHING
NOTE: On attachments with two pins (F), the 200, 300
and 400 series loaders will utilize the upper pin and
the 500 series loader will utilize the lower pin.
1. Extend bucket tilt cylinders to angle attaching brackets
forward.
NOTE: Angle must be greater than that of the
brackets on the rear of the pallet fork.
WARNING
2. Drive forward, adjusting loader height and position
until the top of the loader bracket engages the hooks
(C) on the pallet fork.
Always install the quick lock pins on the John
Deere 200, 300, 400, and 500 series loaders. Failure to
install the lock pins may cause injury or death
caused by falling attachment.
3. Slowly retract the bucket tilt cylinders and raise the
loader so the lower lock pins (F) engage the hole in
the holder strap (E).
4. Continue to retract the tilt cylinders and raise the
loader until the main frame of the pallet fork is vertical.
DETACHING
5. Engage tractor parking brake and/or place transmission in PARK. Shut off tractor engine and remove key.
1. Engage tractor parking brake and/or place transmission in PARK. Shut off tractor engine and remove key.
6. Install the quick-lock-pin (A) into the pins (F) on each
side of the pallet fork.
2. Remove the quick lock-pin (A) from each side of
attachment. Store pins in storage position (B).
Installation is now complete.
3. Start engine and lower the pallet fork to the ground.
Extend bucket tilt cylinders until pin (F) releases from
holder strap (E) on each side of attachment. Lower the
loader until holder brackets are free from the hooks.
Back tractor away from attachment.
4. Set parking brake and/or place transmission in PARK.
Shut off engine and remove key.
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MODEL JDPF-6748
ATTACHMENT TO PRIME MOVER
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The Model JDPF-6748 pallet fork is specifically
designed for John Deere 600 and 700 series loaders with
quik-change latches. It has a load rating of up to 5,500
lbs.
NOTE: Procedure is the same for all attachments.
Bucket attachment shown.
700 SERIES BOLT-ON LATCH SHOWN
ATTACHING
CAUTION!
1. Extend bucket tilt cylinders to angle attaching brackets
forward.
ALWAYS CHECK LATCH PINS
BEFORE TILTING OR OPERATING
ANY ATTACHMENT.
NOTE: Angle must be greater than that of the
brackets on the rear of the pallet fork.
DETACHING
2. 600/700 – Drive forward, adjusting loader height and
position until the top of the bracket is aligned with the
pins (A).
1. Lower pallet fork to ground. Place the transmission in
PARK and shut off engine and remove key.
2. Lift and rotate latches (A) up on both sides of attachment.
3. Raise loader to engage hooks and retract attachment
cylinders quickly.
3. Start tractor and lower attachment to ground. Slowly
extend bucket tilt cylinders until loader brackets clear
the latch pin pockets. Lower loader until holder clears
the pins.
4. 600/700 – Raise loader until you can check that pins
(D) on both sides have fully dropped.
5. Lower attachment, shut off engine and remove key.
4. Drive tractor in reverse until loader is clear of the
attachment.
MODELS JDPF-H48048 & H48060
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These two models are designed for the John Deere
H480 loader. The Model JDPF-H48048 has 48" long fork
tines and the Model JDPF-H48060 has 60" long fork
tines. Both models are rated at 7,500 Ib. with the load 24"
in front of the fork frame and evenly distributed on the two
fork tines.
The connection to the loader is the Global Series II.
The forks are 1.75" x 4.75" width Class Ill solid type
forks that are sliding adjustable on a 50" wide carriage.
Connection instructions for the JDPF-480 Models are
similar to the ones for the standard Euro or Global units.
(See page 19.)
700 SERIES
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MODELS GLPF-442 / 448 / 5548
ATTACHMENT TO PRIME MOVER
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4. Raise loader and retract tilt cylinders until latch
closes.
The Models GLPF-442, GLPF-448, and GLPF-5548 are
specifically designed for tractor front loaders with the
Euro or Global bucket quick-change system.
5. Lower attachment and shut off engine. Installation is
now complete.
The models GLPF-442/448 have a load rating of 4,000
lbs.
The model GLPF-5548 has a load rating of 5,500 lbs.
ATTACHING
1. To prepare the loader for attachment, pull and rotate
handle to open latch (A).
2. Extend attachment cylinders to angle attaching
brackets forward.
3. Drive forward, adjusting loader height and position
until the bar (B) is under hooks (C) and tabs (D) are
on the center side of the hooks.
CAUTION!
ALWAYS CHECK LATCH PINS
BEFORE TILTING OR OPERATING
ANY ATTACHMENT.
DETACHING
1. Lower pallet fork to ground. Place the transmission in
PARK and shut off engine and remove key.
2. Pull and rotate handle to open latch (A).
NOTE: Latch automatically closes on some global
carrier. Always check latch pins.
3. Start tractor and lower attachment to ground. Slowly
extend bucket tilt cylinders until loader clears the latch
plate. Lower loader until bar clears the hooks.
4. Drive tractor in reverse until loader is clear of the
attachment.
OBEY ALL SAFETY WARNINGS!
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATION
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WARNING
■ Rear ballast is required to ensure 25% of gross
vehicle weight is transferred to the rear axle.
Attachment and load must be included as weight.
Adequate rear weights are required to counterbalance maximum loader capacity and safe loader operation. Weight can be added as rear tire liquid, rear
wheel weights, rear axle weights and/or three point
hitch mounted ballast or implement. Ballasting will
vary with tractor and loader attachment. Refer to the
Tractor manual for recommended ballasting.
Safety is a primary concern in the design and
manufacture of our products. Unfortunately, our
efforts to provide safe equipment can be wiped out
by an operator’s single careless act.
In addition to the design and configuration of
equipment, hazard control and accident prevention
are dependent upon the awareness, concern, judgement, and proper training of personnel involved in the
operation, transport, maintenance and storage of
equipment.
It has been said “The best safety device is an
informed, careful operator.” We ask you to be that
kind of operator.
■ Never allow children or untrained persons to
operate equipment.
The operator is responsible for the safe operation of
this equipment. The operator must be properly trained.
Operators should be familiar with the equipment, the
tractor, and all safety practices before starting operation.
Read the safety rules and safety decals on pages 3
through page 11.
■
Keep bystanders away from equipment.
■
Never allow riders on power unit or attachment.
Be sure tractor or skid steer is properly counterbalanced with weights before attempting to lift any load.
Make sure fork latch is properly engaged.
Using the bucket tilt cylinders, adjust the angle of the
fork tines so they are parallel with the ground.
WARNING
■ Do not operate this product until you have positive indication that this attachment is securely
mounted to the loader. Failure to install lock pins or
have the latching mechanism engaged could result
in injury or death.
Adjust height of fork tines to enter the pallet to be
handled. Always keep the load or pallet as close to the
forklift main frame as possible.
Make sure weight of load is centered between the
forks.
■ Power unit must be equipped with ROPS or
ROPS cab and seat belt. Keep seat belt securely fastened. Falling off power unit can result in death from
being run over or crushed. Keep foldable ROPS systems in “locked up” position at all times.
Make sure all operators have read the Owner’s
Manual and are familiar with the instructions and the safety rules of operation.
■ Pallet Forks are NOT to be used for large round
bales, as this would create a hazardous condition.
CAUTION
■ Avoid carrying loose or shiftable loads. Falling
items could cause injury.
DANGER
■ Beware of lift clearance when raising loader to
maximum height.
Beware of low electrical wires when loader is
raised. Serious injury or death can result if contact is
made.
Do not leave the operator’s seat if any part of the
power unit, loader or attachment contacts electric
lines.
■ Always stop the power unit, set brake, shut off
engine, remove key, and lower loader to ground
before attempting to service. Never leave equipment
unattended with engine running.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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TRANSPORTING
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OPERATION (continued)
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CAUTION
CAUTION
When traveling on public roads, whether at night or
during the day, use accessory light and devices for
adequate warnings to operators of other vehicles.
Comply with all federal, state and local laws.
A heavy load can cause your prime mover to tip
over. When moving heavy loads, keep the load low,
go slowly around turns, and be sure the prime mover
is properly counter-balanced with weights.
Allow for additional length of loader and attachment on
power unit while turning.
Check visibility. If visibility is impaired, reduce speed or
consider other means of transport.
OPERATE LOADER SAFELY
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• Adjust the spacing of the forks so they engage the pallet or load at its maximum width and then approach the
load in such a fashion that the weight will be centered
between the fork tines. The heaviest side should be
closest to the fork frame and not near the tips of the
fork tines.
Read all the safety warnings in the front of this manual and in the manual of power unit.
WARNING
Transport the loaded pallet fork at a slow speed and
with the loader at the lowest transport position to
avoid tipping or upsetting, which could result in serious injury or death.
• Before lifting make certain the fork tines are completely under the load and level. (Fork length should be at
least two-thirds of load length).
• Lift the load slightly to make sure the load is stable. If
load appears unstable, lower and reposition the tines
to achieve full stability.
MAINTENANCE & STORAGE
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• Raise the load to the MINIMUM height required for the
terrain.
Replace any worn or damaged parts immediately. Do
not use attachment with any damaged parts.
• During transportation; keep the fork tines level, gradually accelerate and brake, slow down before turning
and avoid any obstacles, bumps or holes. Check load
frequently to ensure stability.
WARNING
■ Always stop the tractor or skid steer, set brake,
shut off engine, remove key, and lower loader to
ground before attempting to service. Never leave
equipment unattended with engine running.
• Start lifting slowing and smoothly. Lift speeds can be
slightly increased once the load has started moving
and appears to be stable.
• If the load starts to lean or move, lower to the ground
and reposition.
■ Do not work under a raised loader unless it is
securely blocked or held in position. Do not depend
on the hydraulic system to hold loader and attachment in place.
• Lower the load gently until the weight of the load is
securely resting on the landing point and the forks are
free to be retracted from under the load.
■ Keep all persons away from operator control area
while performing adjustments, service, or maintenance.
IMPORTANT: Before removing the forks from the load
check landing point for any indications of overloading. If there is any indication that the landing point
cannot handle the weight of the load, pick the load
back up and lower it to the ground.
Storage location should be level and solid to make
hitching and unhitching easy. Store in a clean, dry location away from children and livestock.
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MODEL MPF-900 PARTS LIST
22
MODELS MPF-2000 & MPF-2000B/G
PARTS LIST
23
MODEL FLPF-2000 PARTS LIST
24
MODEL PF-448 PARTS LIST
25
MODEL SSPF-242 PARTS LIST
26
MODELS SSPF-442, SSPF-448 & SSPF-5548
PARTS LIST
27
MODEL JDPF-2000 PARTS LIST
28
MODELS JDPF-5442 & JDPF-5448
PARTS LIST
29
MODEL JDPF-6748 PARTS LIST
30
MODELS GLPF-442, GLPF-448 & GLPF-5448
PARTS LIST
31
MODELS JDPF-H48048 & JDPF-H48060
PARTS LIST
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SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
AVOID ACCIDENTS BY FOLLOWING ALL OF THE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW.
• Machinery should be operated only by those who are
responsible and are authorized to do so.
• Stop the engine, lower all equipment, lock the brakes,
and remove the ignition key before dismounting from the
tractor.
• Never stand between tractor and implement while tractor
is being backed to hitch.
• Loose fitting clothing should not be worn, to avoid catch-
• Reduce speed when transporting mounted implements
to avoid bouncing and momentary loss of steering
control.
• A heavy load can cause instability of the tractor. Use
extreme care during road travel. Slow down on turns and
watch out for bumps. Tractor may need front counterweights to counter-balance the weight of the implement.
• Reduce speed on hillsides or curves so there is no
danger of tipping.
ing on various parts.
• Detach implement in area where children normally do not
play.
• Avoid driving too close to the edge of ditches or creeks.
• Do not transport implement on public roads without
implement, first lower it to the ground or block it securely
at a workable height.
reflectors and slow moving vehicle emblem in daylight
and with approved warning lights at night and other
periods of poor visibility.
• Only a qualified operator should be permitted on tractor
• Due to the width of some implements, use extra caution
• When performing adjustments or maintenance on an
on highways, farm roads, and when approaching gates.
when in operation; no riders allowed.
• Make certain everyone is in the clear before starting
tractor or raising or lowering equipment.
transport.
• Operate the tractor and implement only while seated in
the driver’s seat.
OWNER’S /
OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.’s
MPF-900
MPF-2000
MPF-2000B/G
SSPF-242
FLPF-2000
JDPF-2000
PF-448
SSPF-3748
SSPF-442
SSPF-448
SSPF-5548
GLPF-442
GLPF-448
GLPF-5548
JDPF-5442
JDPF-5448
JDPF-6748
JDPF-H48048
JDPF-H48060
MARCH 2014
WS-PF001-OG
• Always be sure the implement is in the proper position for
• Keep alert and watch the front as well as the rear when
working with the implement.
PALLET FORKS
FOR
TRACTOR FRONT LOADERS
AND
SKID STEER UNITS
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS,
ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
1.
2.
3.
4.
PART NUMBER
PART DESCRIPTION
MODEL NUMBER
NAME OF ITEM
Please work, drive, play, and live each day with care
and concern for your safety and that of your family and
fellow citizens.
WORKSAVER, INC.
P.O. BOX 100 LITCHFIELD, IL 62056-0100 (217) 324-5973
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