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Thread: Hyster H400A 40,000 Lb Forklift
04-29-2016, 03:13 PM #21
My 5K lift has positioning and side shift - I'm now ruined for ever owning one without positioning.
04-29-2016, 03:56 PM #22
That is so stupidly simple it makes me want to add one to the neighbors
They won't care about it because they use it with a lifting frame and never move the forks around.
Same neighbor also has 3 BRAND NEW complete mast carriages with new 5ft forks that are Side Shift and Positioning type.
Bough them years ago at auction for pennies.
Never has done anything with them.....
04-30-2016, 09:17 AM #23
Thanks for posting that photo of the positioning bar Mud. That is a really clever idea.
04-30-2016, 08:04 PM #24
This is my favorite fork down here. There's two of them here. (Two different companies)
RiggerLift 120. 120,000lbs @ 2ft'. With the counter weights off, they can be trucked around town, on a drop deck trailer with deck ramps. Separate Semi trailer with the counter weights and a service fork.
(Adding on Edit) It has a 454 Chevy, running LP Gas in it, so it sounds the business also.
04-30-2016, 09:28 PM #25
where do they get front tires for that????
05-01-2016, 01:44 AM #26
Can't tell who made it with the circus wagon paint job.
05-01-2016, 02:42 AM #27
Why do,you want to buy one? $350k will get you this. MachineryTrader.com | 28 RIGGER LIFT R12 For Sale
Rigger Xtreme was the builder. Ontario, Canada. Moot point as they went under late 2008 / early 2009. Google will tell you they went down hard. There's a judgement against them from a lost deposit for a new machine.
That above link is of interest, if you're bored and have 5 minutes to kill.
1/. It's fully stacked with counter weights. 40,000 lb. Should only be 5, but I think they have added a 6th. We'd never ever do that down here, honest,
2/. Steel plates under the wheels. You could call these things the dowsing rod of forks. If there's water, sub-sided soil under the concrete, or a storm water drain. That thing will find it.
3/. Given the fork is in California. From what I could tell from the two useless photo's. Its picking up some long bed plano / column mill. The graphic's on the head look very Fadal. My guess it was the close out, when Fadal, shut up shop in Cali. I'm talking about this picture. Link>> http://media.sandhills.com/img.axd?i...vMOC%2futqQ%3d
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05-01-2016, 03:35 AM #28
That machine 2 1/2 - 3 foot out from the mast, I can send 1,500 lb's of them sailing from one side to the other, as long as its greased or oiled, and the mast is at full tilt forward. Do fork tines / tynes have an Airy point?
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05-01-2016, 09:34 AM #29
I can see a place fir those solid tires, if you have a suitable surface. Much safer if you have to lift to any real height. But if you need that kind of thing Taylor will build anything you want:
Taylor Machine Works International - Taylor Machine Works International
03-20-2017, 07:22 PM #30
Hi, we also have the same forklift that we are currently trying to rebuild, do you have any idea where we can get a workshop manual from?
03-20-2017, 07:56 PM #31
Not offensive in the least, full tilt forward is not the trick. I can't recall just why at the moment,
but partial tilt forward is the key, as (would be) copious amounts of grease. But it sits outside in the
weather, and with the usual custom lifting frame installed, no one cares about fork positioning
but me I guess. I usually spray on some sort of grease/chain lube but it's gone by the time I need the
machine again. Does not work as good as heavy grease I'm sure.
03-20-2017, 08:19 PM #32
So right there is the problem, get everything moving good then the machine sits for months at a time because it's waiting for dry weather to firm up the ground.
I've only had to move my forks a few times, and it's something I actively avoid doing. Previous way was to use a come-a-long, pinch bar and lots of four letter words. But that was when I had help, gonna have to figure out a way for skinny little me to do it by myself.
I've tryed tilting the forks, and it helps, think I need to just find the angle sweet spot and do a better job with the grease.
In fact, if the weather holds, I'm going to be doing a bunch of rigging with the Hyster this weekend. Got about 60 tons to move I think.
03-20-2017, 08:47 PM #33
I use a 2x4 or 2x6 at least 6 feet long, leverage makes all the difference. My biggest chore is moving the forks from inner to outer carriage. Bertha has a short bar on either side that has two positions, there are vertical bars that bisect the fork travel. I have to lower the forks, pull the bars, back up and side shift the carriage.
03-20-2017, 10:10 PM #34
Does it have space to rig up two hydraulic cylinders to move the forks?
You can pick up some skinny cylinders, a high volume hand pump and a directional valve from Harbor freight dirt cheap.
It might take a bit of thinking to attach it to the forks in a way that you can still tilt them a fair bit, but its doable.
03-21-2017, 01:23 AM #35
03-21-2017, 09:37 PM #36
There are workshop manuals available on Ebay, but to be honest, the one I got was practically useless. About 90% of the manual covers servicing a continental gasoline engine which my lift does not have and the rest of the manual is how to service the stuff that never needs fixing. There is nothing in the manual regarding rebuilding the hydraulic cylinders, pump, valves etc. Nothing on the brakes, axle, or transmission. Nothing on rebuilding the steering axle.
Also, the fluid capacities are mostly wrong.
What do you need to know?
03-22-2017, 03:12 PM #37
All of our forklifts live outside so grease on the forks just collects dirt and sand and then disappears. What works really well is to completely clean(steam if you have it) the crowd and the forks and apply powdered graphite mixed with acetone or lacquer thinner to all the sliding surfaces. Build up as many coats as you have time for and reapply as needed in the future.
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03-22-2017, 05:07 PM #38
Plus when you do slide the forks, those "many coats" will peel off on the ground to be tracked inside and all over on peoples shoes.
03-23-2017, 09:06 PM #39