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post #1 of 11 Old 09-23-2007, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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A way to fix plastic manure forks - reattach tines or else

Hi all,
After picking up the pasture with a manure fork with 2 neighboring tines broken off, I thought I'd ask to see if anyone had any solution or a way to reattach the tines? Can't think any glue known would work and hold up but maybe I'm wrong (I've been known to be before ) Tape to hold tines on? Same thing though, can't see it holding up. Any replacement for the tines? And of course it needs to reasonably smoothly scoop.

Any ideas, comments welcome

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post #2 of 11 Old 09-23-2007, 11:40 PM
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better to go out and by one.....i had a plastic one and it broke very easly reather sped the time and search for a metel one

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post #3 of 11 Old 09-24-2007, 11:19 AM
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I found out it's easier to buy one. Lol!
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post #4 of 11 Old 09-24-2007, 04:26 PM
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I don;t think theree would be a long lasting way to put them back on. If I were you, that fork would be meeting the garbage can. lol
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post #5 of 11 Old 12-07-2007, 03:58 PM
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the only thing i can think of is buying a new set of tines and putting them on your handle which will save you some money
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post #6 of 11 Old 12-08-2007, 03:21 PM
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Metal poop forks are the way to go. Invest in one of them, I'm sure you can pick one up for fairly cheap at your local tack shop, if you don't have one, swing by Tractor Supply CO. You can get a nice wide metal one for $25.

Plastic breaks too easily, especially during the winter. The metal forks are a very wise and money-saving investment. Instead of paying $15 dollars for a new fork every time a plastic one breaks, pay $25 once and have it for years. 8)
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post #7 of 11 Old 12-08-2007, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Abby. I was thinking along those lines. Do you find the metal ones bending a lot or too heavy? I have a metal pitchfork that has about 14-15 tines but it's too heavy for everyday use. Thanks, Joyce
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post #8 of 11 Old 12-08-2007, 04:31 PM
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It depends, my metal fork is heavier than the plastics, thats a given, but it is light enough to be easy to use. I didn't check how many tines, but I can tell you this, I didn't get the ones with the cages on the sides. That makes the fork too heavy for metal and even worse if your stripping your stall to re-bed it.

I have about medium weight tines, the smaller ones bend and ding out of proportion, and the thick ones make the fork too heavy. I guess you just have to do a bit of shopping around and find one that works for you.

I played with mine in the store, I know it sounds silly, but I wanted to check it out. I put my coat on the floor, and pretended to scoop it up a few times, to see how it felt carrying weight. I found it nice and easy even though there was a coat on it, so I decided to buy it.
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post #9 of 11 Old 12-08-2007, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks again. Sounds good. I'll just make sure no one's around when I play pickup.
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post #10 of 11 Old 12-10-2007, 08:17 AM
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I got a plastic one at the store they assured me it won't break. The guy put the fork on ground and jumped hard on it. So I decided to get it. All I can say is I drove through it on my truck other day (mom left it right on way). The fork is fine with no damage or cracks. Lol!
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