Worksaver SSPF-3742 Operating instructions

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
MOST ACCIDENTS OCCUR BECAUSE OF NEGLECT OR CARELESSNESS.
AVOID NEEDLESS ACCIDENTS BY FOLLOWING ALL OF THE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 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
• Make certain everyone is in the clear before starting
tractor or raising or lowering equipment.
MODEL NO.’s
• 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.
U Keep children away from danger all day, every
day.
U Equip tractors with roll-over protection (ROPS)
and keep all machinery guards in place.
U Please work, drive, play, and live each day with
care and concern for your safety and that of your
family and fellow citizens.
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For Safe Operation
Read Rules And
Instructions Carefully
SINO LEEINGLES, PIDA AYUDA
A AIGUIEN QUE SI LO LEA
PARA QUE LE TRADUZCA LAS
MEDIDAS DE SEGURIDAD.
SKID STEER PALLET FORK
ALSO FOR
SOME TRACTOR FRONT LOADERS
Safety Instructions
Tractor Preparation
Operating Instructions
Assembly & Mounting
Maintenance
Repair Parts
THE FOLLOWING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY UNDERSTOOD
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO BEGIN ASSEMBLING THIS MACHINE
MAKE EVERY DAY A
HOLIDAY FROM ACCIDENTS!
PART NUMBER
PART DESCRIPTION
MODEL NUMBER
NAME OF ITEM
JANUARY 2003
CAUTION
CAUTION
SSPF-3742
SSPF-3748
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR
PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
SSPF-3742
SSPF-3748
transport.
• Operate the tractor and implement only while seated in
OWNER’S /
OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.’s
on highways, farm roads, and when approaching gates.
when in operation; no riders allowed.
the driver’s seat.
OWNER’S /
OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
W O R K S AVER, INC.
P.O. BOX 100 LITCHFIELD, IL 62056-0100 (217) 324-5973
WEB: http:// www.worksaver.com E-MAIL: sales@worksaver.com
1. Select an area for assembly that is clean and free of any
debris which might cause persons working on the
assembly to trip.
2. Do not lift heavy parts or assemblies. Use crane, jack,
tackle, fork trucks or other mechanical devices.
3. Preview the assembly instructions in your operator’s
manual before proceeding further.
4. If the assembly instructions call for parts or assemblies to
be blocked up, use only blocking material that is in good
condition and is capable of handling the weight of the
assembly to be blocked. Also insure that the blocking
material is on a clean, dry surface.
5. Never put hands, or any part of body, under blocked up
assemblies if at all possible.
6. After completing assembly, thoroughly inspect the
machine to be sure that all nuts, bolts, hydraulic fittings
or any other fastened assemblies have been thoroughly
tightened.
7. Before operating the machine, thoroughly read the
operation section of your operator’s manual.
8. Before operating, read the maintenance section of your
operator’s manual to be sure that any parts requiring
lubrication, such as gearboxes, are full, to avoid any
possible damage.
9. Before operating equipment – If you have any
questions regarding the proper assembly or
operation, contact your dealer or representative.
SINO LEEINGLES, PIDA AYUDA A
AIGUIEN QUE SI LO LEA PARA QUE
LE TRADUZCA LAS MEDIDAS DE
SEGURIDAD.
TA B L E
OF
CONTENTS
SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
SAFETY SIGNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
PARTS DRAWING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
PARTS LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
SSPF-3742 & SSPF-3748
PA RTS LIST
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.
TO THE OWNER:
Read this manual before using your Loader 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 Loader 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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SSPF-3742 & SSPF-3748
PA RT S D R AW I N G
LIMITED WA R R A N T Y
Worksaver warrants to the original purchaser of any new Pallet Fork (Models SSPF-3742 and SSPF-3748),
that the equipment be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of six (6) months for noncommercial, 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 gearbox lubricant, 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, belts, 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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INSTRUCTIONS
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 SKID STEER UNIT OR
TRACTOR AND ATTACHED EQUIPMENT.
(continued)
Carry load low.
MAINTENANCE
Check visibility. If visibility is impaired, reduce speed or
consider other means of transport.
W ARNING!
Allow for additional length of loader on tractor while
turning.
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.
Select a safe ground travel speed when transporting
from one area to another. When traveling on roadways,
transport in such a way that faster moving vehicles may
pass you safely.
W ARNING!
When traveling over rough or hilly terrain or when making turns, slow down and use extra care.
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.
Read all the safety warnings in the front of the
manual.
Periodically check all bolts to make sure they are tight.
UNDERSTAND SIGNAL WORDS
Note the use of the signal words DANGER, WARNING
and CAUTION with the safety messages. The
appropriate signal word for each has been selected
using the following guidelines:
WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could result in death
or serious injury, and includes hazards that are
exposed when guards are removed. It may also
be used to alert against unsafe practices.
DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation
that, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
This signal word is to be limited to the most extreme
situations typically for machine components which, for
functional purposes, cannot be guarded.
STORAGE
Check hydraulic hoses. Make sure they are not chafed
or pinched. Replace any damaged hose.
• Never store equipment with fuel in the tank inside a
building where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow engine to cool before storing in an
enclosure.
Check hydraulic hoses and fittings for leaks. Repair any
leaks immediately. Never use your hand to check for a
hydraulic leak when system is under pressure.
• Do not run engine indoors – exhaust gasses contain
carbon monoxide, and odorless and deadly poison.
Periodically lubricate the swing arm pivot bushings.
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that, if not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury. It may also be used to alert
against unsafe practices.
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.
Replace any worn or damaged parts immediately. Do
not use attachment with any damaged parts.
• At the end of the working season or when the pallet
fork will not be used for a long period, it is good
practice to clean off any dirt that may have
accumulated.
OBEY ALL
SAFETY WARNINGS!
• Inspect the pallet fork for loose, damaged or worn
parts and adjust or replace if needed.
• Sand areas where paint is chipped or worn and
repaint to prevent rust.
I M P O RTA N T S A F E T Y I N F O R M ATION!
Working with unfamiliar equipment can lead to careless injuries. Read this manual and the manual for your tractor or
skid steer, before assembly or operating, to acquaint yourself with the machines. It is the implement owner’s
responsibility, if this machine 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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• Always store in a safe place away from children or
livestock.
T R A N S P O RT I N G
CAUTION!
REPLACE SAFETY SIGNS
IF DAMAGED OR MISSING
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.
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INSTRUCTIONS
A S S E M B LY – SKID STEER AND
T R A C T O R L O A D E R S (CONTINUED)
(continued)
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
CAUTION!
Beware of lift clearance when raising loader to maximum height.
Install the pallet forks on the main frame. The forks go
on in the center of the main frame and then are slid to the
right or left side.
Make sure all operators have read the Owner’s Manual
and are familiar with the instructions and the safety rules
of operation.
NOTE: Smearing a light coat of grease on the main
frame rails will make adjusting the fork width easier.
IMPORTANT: Keep forklift tines adjusted to maximum width for better load stability.
O P E R ATE LOADER SAFELY
• Improper use of loader can cause serious injury or
death.
O P E R AT I O N
• Become familiar with controls.
Be sure tractor or skid steer is properly counterbalanced with weights before attempting to lift any load.
• Be sure anyone operating the loader is aware of safe
operation and potential hazards. Read and observe
safety recommendations in loader manual.
Make sure fork latch is properly engaged.
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.
In order to provide a better view, certain photographs or illustrations in this manual may show an assembly
with a safety shield removed. However, equipment should never be operated in this condition. Keep all shields
in place. If shield removal becomes necessary for repairs, replace the shield prior to use.
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.
• Operate loader from operator’s seat only. Remain at
controls until operating cycle is complete.
Using the bucket tilt cylinders, adjust the angle of the
fork tines so they are parallel with the ground.
• Stop loader gradually when lowering or lifting loads.
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.
• Use particular care when working on inclines and hillsides.
Make sure weight of load is centered between the
forks.
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.
Review the safety instructions with all users annually.
• Avoid holes, ditches, and obstructions which may
cause tractor/loader to tip.
• Allow for additional length of loader on tractor while
turning.
CAUTION!
Never exceed the lift capacity of the tractor/loader
or skid steer used with the forklift.
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 allow anyone to walk or work under a raised
loader.
• Be sure that people, livestock, or pets are not standing near the machine while operating.
W ARNING!
The SSPF-3742 and SSPF-3748 Loader Forks are
NOT to be used for large round bales, as this would
create a hazardous condition.
To prevent injury or death, use a tractor equipped with a Roll-Over Protective System (ROPS). 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.
• Do not use the loader for a work platform.
• Do not lift or carry anyone on loader or in bucket or
attachment.
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.
• Carry load low.
CAUTION!
Avoid carrying loose or shiftable loads. Falling
items could cause injury.
• Travel slowly over rough ground or when making
turns.
• Drive slowly through gates and doors.
W ARNING!
• Avoid carrying loose or shiftable loads.
Beware of low electrical wires when loader is
raised. Serious injury or death can result if contact is
made.
• Lower bucket or attachment to ground when loader is
unattended.
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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.
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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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
INSTRUCTIONS
The Skid Steer Pallet Fork is designed for skid steer
power units or tractor loaders having the universal
bucket attach system (same as original Bobcat design).
Skid steer units must have rated lifting capacity greater
than or equal to the loads to be handled.
SAFETY TRAINING
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 a single careless act of an operator.
In addition to the design and configuration of 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 equipment.
It has been said, “The best safety device is an informed, careful operator.” We ask you to be that kind of an
operator. It is the operator’s responsibility to read and understand ALL Safety and Operating instructions in the
manual and to follow these. Accidents can be avoided.
Working with unfamiliar equipment can lead to careless injuries. Read this manual, and the manual for your
tractor, before assembly or operating, to acquaint yourself with the machines. It is the equipment owner’s
responsibility, if this machine 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.
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.
W ARNING!
A heavy load can cause instability in driving a tractor or skid steer. Make sure the rear of the tractor or
skid steer is properly counter-balanced with weights.
Always drive slowly – especially around turns. An
unstable tractor or skid steer could steer badly and
possibly tip over, causing injury or death.
The Skid Steer Pallet Fork can handle loads up to
4,000 pounds. Load must be equally distributed on both
fork tines.
NOTE: The 4,000 pound load rating is figured with a load
center being 20 inches in front of the forklift frame.
The models SSPF-3742 and SSPF-3748 pallet forks
can handle loads up to 4,000 lbs. Load ratings are
figured with the load about 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. WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER
BENT FORKS.
TRACTO R AND L OAD E R/S K ID
STEER REQUIREMENTS AND
P R E PA R AT I O N
The required size of the tractor and front loader or skid
steer will be determined by the weight of the load to be
handled.
Be sure tires and rims are in good condition. Inflate
tires to the proper recommended air pressure.
Always use a tractor and front loader or skid steer large
enough to safely handle the load.
It is recommended that a ROPS (Roll-Over Protection
Structure) and a seat belt be installed on all tractors.
Contact your local dealer for a ROPS for your tractor.
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.
The operator is responsible for the safe operation of
this equipment. The operator must be properly trained.
Operators should be familiar with the tractor, loader and
loader attachment, and all safety practices before starting operation. Read the safety rules and safety signs on
pages 3-13.
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.
A S S E M B LY – SKID STEER AND
TRACTOR LOADERS
W ARNING!
Train all new personnel and review instructions frequently with existing workers. A person who has not read
and understood all operating and safety instructions is not qualified to operate the machine. An untrained operator exposes himself and bystanders to possible serious injury or death.
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.
Remove the bucket from your skid steer unit and connect the main frame of the pallet fork to the universal
quick-attach coupler.
CAUTION!
Do not allow children to operate this machine.
CAUTION!
It is recommended that tractors and skid steers be
equipped with a roll-over protective structure
(ROPS) or cab.
To help prevent personal injury, stand clear of frame
and loader. Keep feet away from underside of main
frame.
CAUTION!
Raise the loader and main frame slightly so that the
bottom of the main frame is about one or two inches off
the ground. Engage tractor or skid steer parking brake
and shut off the engine.
Be sure your tractor or skid steer is in good
condition. Read all the safety precautions and make
sure all operators are familiar with the safety rules of
operation.
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SAFETY SIGNS
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
SAFETY SIGNS
Keep safety signs clean and legible at all times.
Replace safety signs that are missing or have become illegible.
REPLACE
SAFETY DECALS
IF DAMAGED
OR MISSING!
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.
S A F E T Y I N F O R M AT I O N
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.
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 a single careless act of an operator.
In addition to the design and configuration of
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
equipment.
It has been said, “The best safety device is an
informed, careful operator.” We ask you to be that
kind of an operator.
When working on side hills, DO NOT RAISE
LOADER TOO HIGH. Keep an eye on terrain
changes. Keep load low.
ALWAYS OBEY ALL SAFETY RULES!
ALWAYS BE CAREFUL!
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STARTING AND STOPPING SAFETY
Be certain the tractor or skid steer 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.
Before operating equipment: if you have any questions regarding the proper assembly or operation, contact
your dealer or representative.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
OPERATIONAL SAFETY
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
MAINTENANCE SAFETY (continued)
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.
Most accidents occur because of neglect or carelessness. Keep all helpers and bystanders fifty feet (50’) 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.
Know your controls and how to stop the power unit and engine quickly in an emergency. READ THIS MANUAL
AND THE ONE PROVIDED WITH YOUR TRACTOR AND LOADER, SKID STEER OR FORKLIFT.
After servicing, be sure all tools, parts and service equipment are removed.
Check to ensure all safety signs are installed and in good condition. (See safety sign section for location
drawing.)
Do not allow grease or oil to build up on any deck or platform.
Never replace hex bolts with less than grade five bolts unless otherwise specified, i.e. shear bolts. Refer to
bolt torque chart for head identification marking.
Where replacement parts are necessary for periodic maintenance and servicing, genuine factory replacement
parts must be used to restore your equipment to original specifications. The manufacturer will not claim
responsibility for use of unapproved parts and/or accessories and other damages as a result of their use.
If equipment has been altered in any way from original design, the manufacturer does not accept any liability
for injury or warranty.
A fire extinguisher and first aid kit should be kept readily accessible while performing maintenance on this
equipment.
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.
Personal protection equipment including safety glasses, safety shoes, and gloves are recommended during
assembly, installation, operation, adjustment, maintaining, repairing, removal, or moving the attachment.
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.
STORAGE SAFETY
Following operation or when unhooking, stop the skid steer or 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 park equipment where it will be exposed to livestock for long periods of time. Damage and livestock
injury could result.
Do not permit children to play on or around the stored unit.
Make sure all parked machines are on a hard, level surface and engage all safety devices.
Do not allow 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!
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If blocking is used, make sure it is solid and secure before leaving area.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
OPERATIONAL SAFETY (continued)
MAINTENANCE SAFETY
Good maintenance is your responsibility. Poor maintenance is an invitation to trouble.
Follow good shop practices.
- Keep service area clean and dry.
- Be sure electrical outlets and tools are properly grounded.
- Use adequate light for the job at hand.
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.
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.
Make sure there is plenty of ventilation. Never operate the engine of the towing vehicle in a closed building.
The exhaust fumes may cause asphyxiation.
Beware of low electrical wires when loader is raised. Serious injury or death can result if contact is made.
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.
Be certain all moving parts on attachments have come to a complete stop before attempting to perform
maintenance.
Never work under equipment unless it is blocked securely. Never depend on hydraulic system to keep implement in raised position.
When handling material on a slope, always approach the material with the power unit facing uphill.
Only use a power unit equipped with a ROPS cab or rollover protective structure.
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.
Keep all persons away from operator control area while performing adjustments, service, or maintenance.
Do not handle loads that exceed the weight limitations of the loader.
Always use personal protection devices such as eye, hand and hearing protectors, when performing any
service or maintenance.
Carry the loads slowly and as low as possible to the ground. Avoid excessive speed during operation.
Periodically tighten all bolts, nuts and screws and check that all cotter pins are properly installed to ensure unit
is in a safe condition.
For operator safety, always keep load in front of power unit. NEVER position load back over operator. ALWAYS
BE CAREFUL!
When completing a maintenance or service function, make sure all safety shields and devices are installed
before placing unit in service.
Beware of lift clearance when raising loader to maximum height.
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.
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Keep alert and watch the rear as well as the front when working with the loader.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
OPERATIONAL SAFETY (continued)
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.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
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.
Operate loader from operator’s seat only. Remain at controls until operating cycle is complete.
Use extreme care when working on inclines and hillsides.
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.
Do not operate close to ditches, creeks or holes. Slow down when operating over rough ground.
Reduce speed when transporting mounted implements to avoid bouncing and momentary loss of steering
control.
Allow for additional length of loader and load on power unit while turning.
Plan your route to avoid heavy traffic.
Keep load centered on attachment and loader. Unbalanced loads increase possibility of tipping or roll-over.
Always install transport locks, pins or brackets before transporting.
Never allow anyone to walk or work under a raised loader.
Do not drink and drive!
Be sure that people, livestock, or pets are not standing near the machine while operating.
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.
Do not use loader for a work platform.
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.
Do not lift or carry anyone on loader or in bucket or on attachment.
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.
ALWAYS lower loader to the ground or block securely before performing any maintenance work.
Never allow riders on either power unit or implement. Falling off can kill.
Always keep power unit on solid footing when operating loader.
Be a safe and courteous driver. Always yield to oncoming traffic in all situations, including narrow bridges, intersections, etc.
Observe Safety Recommendations in loader instruction manual.
Do not exceed 20 mph (32 kph). Reduce speed on rough roads and surfaces.
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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Always disengage PTO before driving the tractor to transport the implement from one place to another.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
OPERATIONAL SAFETY (continued)
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.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
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.
Operate loader from operator’s seat only. Remain at controls until operating cycle is complete.
Use extreme care when working on inclines and hillsides.
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.
Do not operate close to ditches, creeks or holes. Slow down when operating over rough ground.
Reduce speed when transporting mounted implements to avoid bouncing and momentary loss of steering
control.
Allow for additional length of loader and load on power unit while turning.
Plan your route to avoid heavy traffic.
Keep load centered on attachment and loader. Unbalanced loads increase possibility of tipping or roll-over.
Always install transport locks, pins or brackets before transporting.
Never allow anyone to walk or work under a raised loader.
Do not drink and drive!
Be sure that people, livestock, or pets are not standing near the machine while operating.
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.
Do not use loader for a work platform.
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.
Do not lift or carry anyone on loader or in bucket or on attachment.
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.
ALWAYS lower loader to the ground or block securely before performing any maintenance work.
Never allow riders on either power unit or implement. Falling off can kill.
Always keep power unit on solid footing when operating loader.
Be a safe and courteous driver. Always yield to oncoming traffic in all situations, including narrow bridges, intersections, etc.
Observe Safety Recommendations in loader instruction manual.
Do not exceed 20 mph (32 kph). Reduce speed on rough roads and surfaces.
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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Always disengage PTO before driving the tractor to transport the implement from one place to another.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
OPERATIONAL SAFETY (continued)
MAINTENANCE SAFETY
Good maintenance is your responsibility. Poor maintenance is an invitation to trouble.
Follow good shop practices.
- Keep service area clean and dry.
- Be sure electrical outlets and tools are properly grounded.
- Use adequate light for the job at hand.
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.
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.
Make sure there is plenty of ventilation. Never operate the engine of the towing vehicle in a closed building.
The exhaust fumes may cause asphyxiation.
Beware of low electrical wires when loader is raised. Serious injury or death can result if contact is made.
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.
Be certain all moving parts on attachments have come to a complete stop before attempting to perform
maintenance.
Never work under equipment unless it is blocked securely. Never depend on hydraulic system to keep implement in raised position.
When handling material on a slope, always approach the material with the power unit facing uphill.
Only use a power unit equipped with a ROPS cab or rollover protective structure.
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.
Keep all persons away from operator control area while performing adjustments, service, or maintenance.
Do not handle loads that exceed the weight limitations of the loader.
Always use personal protection devices such as eye, hand and hearing protectors, when performing any
service or maintenance.
Carry the loads slowly and as low as possible to the ground. Avoid excessive speed during operation.
Periodically tighten all bolts, nuts and screws and check that all cotter pins are properly installed to ensure unit
is in a safe condition.
For operator safety, always keep load in front of power unit. NEVER position load back over operator. ALWAYS
BE CAREFUL!
When completing a maintenance or service function, make sure all safety shields and devices are installed
before placing unit in service.
Beware of lift clearance when raising loader to maximum height.
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.
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Keep alert and watch the rear as well as the front when working with the loader.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
OPERATIONAL SAFETY
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
MAINTENANCE SAFETY (continued)
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.
Most accidents occur because of neglect or carelessness. Keep all helpers and bystanders fifty feet (50’) 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.
Know your controls and how to stop the power unit and engine quickly in an emergency. READ THIS MANUAL
AND THE ONE PROVIDED WITH YOUR TRACTOR AND LOADER, SKID STEER OR FORKLIFT.
After servicing, be sure all tools, parts and service equipment are removed.
Check to ensure all safety signs are installed and in good condition. (See safety sign section for location
drawing.)
Do not allow grease or oil to build up on any deck or platform.
Never replace hex bolts with less than grade five bolts unless otherwise specified, i.e. shear bolts. Refer to
bolt torque chart for head identification marking.
Where replacement parts are necessary for periodic maintenance and servicing, genuine factory replacement
parts must be used to restore your equipment to original specifications. The manufacturer will not claim
responsibility for use of unapproved parts and/or accessories and other damages as a result of their use.
If equipment has been altered in any way from original design, the manufacturer does not accept any liability
for injury or warranty.
A fire extinguisher and first aid kit should be kept readily accessible while performing maintenance on this
equipment.
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.
Personal protection equipment including safety glasses, safety shoes, and gloves are recommended during
assembly, installation, operation, adjustment, maintaining, repairing, removal, or moving the attachment.
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.
STORAGE SAFETY
Following operation or when unhooking, stop the skid steer or 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 park equipment where it will be exposed to livestock for long periods of time. Damage and livestock
injury could result.
Do not permit children to play on or around the stored unit.
Make sure all parked machines are on a hard, level surface and engage all safety devices.
Do not allow 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!
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If blocking is used, make sure it is solid and secure before leaving area.
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SAFETY SIGNS
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
SAFETY SIGNS
Keep safety signs clean and legible at all times.
Replace safety signs that are missing or have become illegible.
REPLACE
SAFETY DECALS
IF DAMAGED
OR MISSING!
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.
S A F E T Y I N F O R M AT I O N
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.
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 a single careless act of an operator.
In addition to the design and configuration of
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
equipment.
It has been said, “The best safety device is an
informed, careful operator.” We ask you to be that
kind of an operator.
When working on side hills, DO NOT RAISE
LOADER TOO HIGH. Keep an eye on terrain
changes. Keep load low.
ALWAYS OBEY ALL SAFETY RULES!
ALWAYS BE CAREFUL!
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STARTING AND STOPPING SAFETY
Be certain the tractor or skid steer 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.
Before operating equipment: if you have any questions regarding the proper assembly or operation, contact
your dealer or representative.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
INSTRUCTIONS
The Skid Steer Pallet Fork is designed for skid steer
power units or tractor loaders having the universal
bucket attach system (same as original Bobcat design).
Skid steer units must have rated lifting capacity greater
than or equal to the loads to be handled.
SAFETY TRAINING
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 a single careless act of an operator.
In addition to the design and configuration of 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 equipment.
It has been said, “The best safety device is an informed, careful operator.” We ask you to be that kind of an
operator. It is the operator’s responsibility to read and understand ALL Safety and Operating instructions in the
manual and to follow these. Accidents can be avoided.
Working with unfamiliar equipment can lead to careless injuries. Read this manual, and the manual for your
tractor, before assembly or operating, to acquaint yourself with the machines. It is the equipment owner’s
responsibility, if this machine 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.
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.
W ARNING!
A heavy load can cause instability in driving a tractor or skid steer. Make sure the rear of the tractor or
skid steer is properly counter-balanced with weights.
Always drive slowly – especially around turns. An
unstable tractor or skid steer could steer badly and
possibly tip over, causing injury or death.
The Skid Steer Pallet Fork can handle loads up to
4,000 pounds. Load must be equally distributed on both
fork tines.
NOTE: The 4,000 pound load rating is figured with a load
center being 20 inches in front of the forklift frame.
The models SSPF-3742 and SSPF-3748 pallet forks
can handle loads up to 4,000 lbs. Load ratings are
figured with the load about 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. WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER
BENT FORKS.
TRACTO R AND L OAD E R/S K ID
STEER REQUIREMENTS AND
P R E PA R AT I O N
The required size of the tractor and front loader or skid
steer will be determined by the weight of the load to be
handled.
Be sure tires and rims are in good condition. Inflate
tires to the proper recommended air pressure.
Always use a tractor and front loader or skid steer large
enough to safely handle the load.
It is recommended that a ROPS (Roll-Over Protection
Structure) and a seat belt be installed on all tractors.
Contact your local dealer for a ROPS for your tractor.
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.
The operator is responsible for the safe operation of
this equipment. The operator must be properly trained.
Operators should be familiar with the tractor, loader and
loader attachment, and all safety practices before starting operation. Read the safety rules and safety signs on
pages 3-13.
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.
A S S E M B LY – SKID STEER AND
TRACTOR LOADERS
W ARNING!
Train all new personnel and review instructions frequently with existing workers. A person who has not read
and understood all operating and safety instructions is not qualified to operate the machine. An untrained operator exposes himself and bystanders to possible serious injury or death.
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.
Remove the bucket from your skid steer unit and connect the main frame of the pallet fork to the universal
quick-attach coupler.
CAUTION!
Do not allow children to operate this machine.
CAUTION!
It is recommended that tractors and skid steers be
equipped with a roll-over protective structure
(ROPS) or cab.
To help prevent personal injury, stand clear of frame
and loader. Keep feet away from underside of main
frame.
CAUTION!
Raise the loader and main frame slightly so that the
bottom of the main frame is about one or two inches off
the ground. Engage tractor or skid steer parking brake
and shut off the engine.
Be sure your tractor or skid steer is in good
condition. Read all the safety precautions and make
sure all operators are familiar with the safety rules of
operation.
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INSTRUCTIONS
A S S E M B LY – SKID STEER AND
T R A C T O R L O A D E R S (CONTINUED)
(continued)
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
CAUTION!
Beware of lift clearance when raising loader to maximum height.
Install the pallet forks on the main frame. The forks go
on in the center of the main frame and then are slid to the
right or left side.
Make sure all operators have read the Owner’s Manual
and are familiar with the instructions and the safety rules
of operation.
NOTE: Smearing a light coat of grease on the main
frame rails will make adjusting the fork width easier.
IMPORTANT: Keep forklift tines adjusted to maximum width for better load stability.
O P E R ATE LOADER SAFELY
• Improper use of loader can cause serious injury or
death.
O P E R AT I O N
• Become familiar with controls.
Be sure tractor or skid steer is properly counterbalanced with weights before attempting to lift any load.
• Be sure anyone operating the loader is aware of safe
operation and potential hazards. Read and observe
safety recommendations in loader manual.
Make sure fork latch is properly engaged.
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.
In order to provide a better view, certain photographs or illustrations in this manual may show an assembly
with a safety shield removed. However, equipment should never be operated in this condition. Keep all shields
in place. If shield removal becomes necessary for repairs, replace the shield prior to use.
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.
• Operate loader from operator’s seat only. Remain at
controls until operating cycle is complete.
Using the bucket tilt cylinders, adjust the angle of the
fork tines so they are parallel with the ground.
• Stop loader gradually when lowering or lifting loads.
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.
• Use particular care when working on inclines and hillsides.
Make sure weight of load is centered between the
forks.
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.
Review the safety instructions with all users annually.
• Avoid holes, ditches, and obstructions which may
cause tractor/loader to tip.
• Allow for additional length of loader on tractor while
turning.
CAUTION!
Never exceed the lift capacity of the tractor/loader
or skid steer used with the forklift.
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 allow anyone to walk or work under a raised
loader.
• Be sure that people, livestock, or pets are not standing near the machine while operating.
W ARNING!
The SSPF-3742 and SSPF-3748 Loader Forks are
NOT to be used for large round bales, as this would
create a hazardous condition.
To prevent injury or death, use a tractor equipped with a Roll-Over Protective System (ROPS). 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.
• Do not use the loader for a work platform.
• Do not lift or carry anyone on loader or in bucket or
attachment.
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.
• Carry load low.
CAUTION!
Avoid carrying loose or shiftable loads. Falling
items could cause injury.
• Travel slowly over rough ground or when making
turns.
• Drive slowly through gates and doors.
W ARNING!
• Avoid carrying loose or shiftable loads.
Beware of low electrical wires when loader is
raised. Serious injury or death can result if contact is
made.
• Lower bucket or attachment to ground when loader is
unattended.
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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.
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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INSTRUCTIONS
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 SKID STEER UNIT OR
TRACTOR AND ATTACHED EQUIPMENT.
(continued)
Carry load low.
MAINTENANCE
Check visibility. If visibility is impaired, reduce speed or
consider other means of transport.
W ARNING!
Allow for additional length of loader on tractor while
turning.
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.
Select a safe ground travel speed when transporting
from one area to another. When traveling on roadways,
transport in such a way that faster moving vehicles may
pass you safely.
W ARNING!
When traveling over rough or hilly terrain or when making turns, slow down and use extra care.
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.
Read all the safety warnings in the front of the
manual.
Periodically check all bolts to make sure they are tight.
UNDERSTAND SIGNAL WORDS
Note the use of the signal words DANGER, WARNING
and CAUTION with the safety messages. The
appropriate signal word for each has been selected
using the following guidelines:
WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could result in death
or serious injury, and includes hazards that are
exposed when guards are removed. It may also
be used to alert against unsafe practices.
DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation
that, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
This signal word is to be limited to the most extreme
situations typically for machine components which, for
functional purposes, cannot be guarded.
STORAGE
Check hydraulic hoses. Make sure they are not chafed
or pinched. Replace any damaged hose.
• Never store equipment with fuel in the tank inside a
building where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow engine to cool before storing in an
enclosure.
Check hydraulic hoses and fittings for leaks. Repair any
leaks immediately. Never use your hand to check for a
hydraulic leak when system is under pressure.
• Do not run engine indoors – exhaust gasses contain
carbon monoxide, and odorless and deadly poison.
Periodically lubricate the swing arm pivot bushings.
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that, if not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury. It may also be used to alert
against unsafe practices.
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.
Replace any worn or damaged parts immediately. Do
not use attachment with any damaged parts.
• At the end of the working season or when the pallet
fork will not be used for a long period, it is good
practice to clean off any dirt that may have
accumulated.
OBEY ALL
SAFETY WARNINGS!
• Inspect the pallet fork for loose, damaged or worn
parts and adjust or replace if needed.
• Sand areas where paint is chipped or worn and
repaint to prevent rust.
I M P O RTA N T S A F E T Y I N F O R M ATION!
Working with unfamiliar equipment can lead to careless injuries. Read this manual and the manual for your tractor or
skid steer, before assembly or operating, to acquaint yourself with the machines. It is the implement owner’s
responsibility, if this machine 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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• Always store in a safe place away from children or
livestock.
T R A N S P O RT I N G
CAUTION!
REPLACE SAFETY SIGNS
IF DAMAGED OR MISSING
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.
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SSPF-3742 & SSPF-3748
PA RT S D R AW I N G
LIMITED WA R R A N T Y
Worksaver warrants to the original purchaser of any new Pallet Fork (Models SSPF-3742 and SSPF-3748),
that the equipment be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of six (6) months for noncommercial, 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 gearbox lubricant, 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, belts, 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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SINO LEEINGLES, PIDA AYUDA A
AIGUIEN QUE SI LO LEA PARA QUE
LE TRADUZCA LAS MEDIDAS DE
SEGURIDAD.
TA B L E
OF
CONTENTS
SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
SAFETY SIGNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
PARTS DRAWING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
PARTS LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
SSPF-3742 & SSPF-3748
PA RTS LIST
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.
TO THE OWNER:
Read this manual before using your Loader 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 Loader 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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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
MOST ACCIDENTS OCCUR BECAUSE OF NEGLECT OR CARELESSNESS.
AVOID NEEDLESS ACCIDENTS BY FOLLOWING ALL OF THE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 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
• Make certain everyone is in the clear before starting
tractor or raising or lowering equipment.
MODEL NO.’s
• 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.
U Keep children away from danger all day, every
day.
U Equip tractors with roll-over protection (ROPS)
and keep all machinery guards in place.
U Please work, drive, play, and live each day with
care and concern for your safety and that of your
family and fellow citizens.
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2.
3.
4.
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For Safe Operation
Read Rules And
Instructions Carefully
SINO LEEINGLES, PIDA AYUDA
A AIGUIEN QUE SI LO LEA
PARA QUE LE TRADUZCA LAS
MEDIDAS DE SEGURIDAD.
SKID STEER PALLET FORK
ALSO FOR
SOME TRACTOR FRONT LOADERS
Safety Instructions
Tractor Preparation
Operating Instructions
Assembly & Mounting
Maintenance
Repair Parts
THE FOLLOWING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY UNDERSTOOD
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO BEGIN ASSEMBLING THIS MACHINE
MAKE EVERY DAY A
HOLIDAY FROM ACCIDENTS!
PART NUMBER
PART DESCRIPTION
MODEL NUMBER
NAME OF ITEM
JANUARY 2003
CAUTION
CAUTION
SSPF-3742
SSPF-3748
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR
PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
SSPF-3742
SSPF-3748
transport.
• Operate the tractor and implement only while seated in
OWNER’S /
OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.’s
on highways, farm roads, and when approaching gates.
when in operation; no riders allowed.
the driver’s seat.
OWNER’S /
OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
W O R K S AVER, INC.
P.O. BOX 100 LITCHFIELD, IL 62056-0100 (217) 324-5973
WEB: http:// www.worksaver.com E-MAIL: sales@worksaver.com
1. Select an area for assembly that is clean and free of any
debris which might cause persons working on the
assembly to trip.
2. Do not lift heavy parts or assemblies. Use crane, jack,
tackle, fork trucks or other mechanical devices.
3. Preview the assembly instructions in your operator’s
manual before proceeding further.
4. If the assembly instructions call for parts or assemblies to
be blocked up, use only blocking material that is in good
condition and is capable of handling the weight of the
assembly to be blocked. Also insure that the blocking
material is on a clean, dry surface.
5. Never put hands, or any part of body, under blocked up
assemblies if at all possible.
6. After completing assembly, thoroughly inspect the
machine to be sure that all nuts, bolts, hydraulic fittings
or any other fastened assemblies have been thoroughly
tightened.
7. Before operating the machine, thoroughly read the
operation section of your operator’s manual.
8. Before operating, read the maintenance section of your
operator’s manual to be sure that any parts requiring
lubrication, such as gearboxes, are full, to avoid any
possible damage.
9. Before operating equipment – If you have any
questions regarding the proper assembly or
operation, contact your dealer or representative.