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    Should I get a forklift or a tractor with forks? Gravel driveway use.

    Ok, i guess you could put one of the hang on sideshifts on your mast. Most of the 3pt forklift attachments i've seen, you want to be setting the mast down when you lift also. a cat 1 3pt would be pretty shaky. As far as your other question, telehandler is not even in the same class as a...
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    Should I get a forklift or a tractor with forks? Gravel driveway use.

    I don't agree with your statement, fwiw, i have several forklifts and many hours on quite a few different machines. The tractor based rough terrain ones are just fine with typical farm loads. The thing you won't get with a 3pt add on is sideshift. i have that. I am not a big fan of scabbed...
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    Grob Bandsaw: two blade slots in table

    Ok, i pulled tension off the blade, the upper wheel is nicely crowned to the center, the bottom wheel is a mess, wavy if you will. The bottom wheel has about 1/8" play at the rim, checking like a wheel bearing on a car. I'm thinking it needs a lower tire and bearings.
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    Grob Bandsaw: two blade slots in table

    What tracking adjustment? i don't see anything on it. Edit: Never noticed that teeny little thumbscrew before. Ok, i have the top wheel tracking nicely on the crown, the blade is running in the guides, the lower wheel, it tracks out on the edge still. I probably need a lower tire at least...
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    Grob Bandsaw: two blade slots in table

    Ok. My only use for this is steel. I just got it working on the vfd. Very smooth, but the blade tracks out on the edge of the wheels. I suspect the tires are shot. Anyone got a feel on how hard a tire change is? I know grob carries them for about 80 dollars. I had to weld up and machine...
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    Pictures too big?

    It's a total PITA now. This is the only forum i'm on where i can't just upload a pic from my phone. Nope, i have to take the photo, go to the house, fire up the work computer, upload the photo, load gimp, dink around with the image, resave photo, go to the forum post, upload, then save. If...
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    Should I get a forklift or a tractor with forks? Gravel driveway use.

    Do you live in a swamp? I have never been stuck with mine. Since they usually come with ag tires, unless you are REALLY in the mud, you're not getting stuck. You aren't pushing anything, you're just moving the machine and load weight. And when you're loaded, you're adding traction.
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    Should I get a forklift or a tractor with forks? Gravel driveway use.

    Yeah, most rough terrain forklifts that are older are tractors flipped around. Mine is an Oliver 551. It's an Oliver 550 tractor with the bull gear flipped and all controls flipped around. It's a 5000lb lift machine and it does a great job at it anywhere on my property and is still small...
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    Grob Bandsaw: two blade slots in table

    Ok, here's my NS18. Maybe you can spot some differences. And for the record, this forum is a PITA to upload images to.
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    Grob Bandsaw: two blade slots in table

    I'll grab some photos and post em up. The saw looks totally factory to me.
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    Should I get a forklift or a tractor with forks? Gravel driveway use.

    I struggled for years with a tractor and front end loader on my stuff. Last fall i finally gave in and bought a rough terrain forklift. It's been a total game changer. The PROPER tool for my work. Can use it outside on gravel/grass, inside the shop if needed, capacity 5000lbs, a little...
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    Grob Bandsaw: two blade slots in table

    We cut 3" out of the 144" ones i had made at Detroit Bandsaw and it fit perfect right in the middle of the travel range of the adjuster. What would you want to see on this one? I can post photos.
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    NAMCO Forklift

    I'm using standard ISO68 hyd fluid in mine. Seems to be working fine, no leaks.
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    Grob Bandsaw: two blade slots in table

    I just found this thread. I am fixing up an ANCIENT NS18 saw. Adding a VFD and replacing bad parts. I have found that the blade length everybody calls out is too long, and it really needs to be about 2-3 inches shorter. The tires look good and there isn't any wear showing anywhere, so i can...
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