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    Quote Originally Posted by m16ty View Post
    Seems every community is different. I've been told the local elders set the rules for any given community.

    We did some machinery moving for a local group awhile back. It was a old looking cabinet shop. In the front of the building looked just like a walk back in time and there was even a spot where you could watch Amish craftsmen hand building cabinets. What they didn't show was the brand new CNC router that we put in a back room hidden from view. Looked like there may be a little deception going on.
    That has to be one of the best "Amish" stories I have heard.

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    What is this?

    "Clip clop, clip clop..BANG, clip clop, clip clop"


    An Amish drive-by shooting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by isaac338 View Post
    Why is it lifted so high?
    Why not ? Just to see how easily it would go up as I recall...had to be sure it could be loaded safely before giving the go ahead for the truck to come. (and if wondering...it was unloaded by a rigger at my place with his larger lift...thus I wasn't sure mine would pick it up until this "experiment" )

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    Ohh jeez...I can't miss an opportunity to show of "Pit Stop"! As best I can tell it is a 1974 Namco, rated for 1900lbs.
    The day he landed:

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    386 hours on the clock at that time.

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    Like a brand-new machine!

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    This is how much I love that dang thing!

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    Slightly underrated, LOL

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    That is 2880lbs hanging on there.
    I've owned it since 2015. It now has 886hrs on it. And, it is easily my favorite tool/machine I own.

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    1952 Clark it's almost 3x older than me.

    Bought in perfect working condition for 1k

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    Hyster riggers special. Think it's a 12k. Some idiot took the ID badge off. 685 hours, wears me out after an hour of use.

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    I've worked on and around forklifts my entire life and it still amazes me how the forks can handle those loads and not bust nor often bend.

    Stuart

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomarc View Post
    I've worked on and around forklifts my entire life and it still amazes me how the forks can handle those loads and not bust nor often bend.

    Stuart
    Same here. What alloy are forks made from, and what is a typical HT spec?

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    I'm not sure exactly what they're made of but I know it's a medium carbon steel, plus some, with a more than plain-Jane heat treat.

    About 40 years ago I welded up a broken fork off of a 16k Hyster. It broke right in the bend. The two pieces were vee'd back several inches and the selected rod was 11018. The weld area was preheated and each pass was peened with a air hammer. It took me a solid 8 hours to weld it up, then it was placed in a wooden box and completely covered with Gilsotherm. The box was placed in the tepee burner Friday night and when we checked it Saturday morning, the box had caught fire and burned up leaving the blackened intact fork laying in the ashes.

    The acid test was to attach the fork to the machine, and stabbing it under a stationary concrete structure, to raise the fork until the forklift was on its nose. If it did this without breaking, it was a good fix. It passed with flying colors.

    War stories from days gone by!

    Stuart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Green View Post
    Hyster riggers special. Think it's a 12k. Some idiot took the ID badge off. 685 hours, wears me out after an hour of use.

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    I need a machine like this in my life. Sadly they never come up in my area and budget range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by West-7 View Post
    I need a machine like this in my life. Sadly they never come up in my area and budget range.
    I wish the forks were longer, only 54" long. Needs 6 footers.

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    Always said if I got a forklift I would put flames on it.
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    Well it finally happened. Yale trade me even for the antique i had (post #32) for this 2014 model. 4500 lb lift with side shift 5,000 hrs. . Did I get a square deal?
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    I would have kept the old one. It was very unique, maybe the only or last one of that model.


    Quote Originally Posted by RJT View Post
    Well it finally happened. Yale trade me even for the antique i had (post #32) for this 2014 model. 4500 lb lift with side shift 5,000 hrs. . Did I get a square deal?
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    Not mine but I think this deserves to be here.

    "You think you hate it now..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mud View Post
    Not mine but I think this deserves to be here.

    "You think you hate it now..."

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    Its the Family Truckster edition!

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    Needs a dog leash hanging off the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJT View Post
    Well it finally happened. Yale trade me even for the antique i had (post #32) for this 2014 model. 4500 lb lift with side shift 5,000 hrs. . Did I get a square deal?
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    Those are strange cutouts in the overhead guard. Must be for lifting the battery with an overhead crane.

    I really liked the other one. The new one is probably nicer to use, but it's kind of like trading a picasso for a 'dogs playing poker'...

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    Mine has do do double duty as a snow plow with a 10 foot forkable blade

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    The 5k Nissan I have had for a while now, and I just today picked up the 8k Clark. I am looking for a 12-15k lb lift, but the price for this 8k was good so I picked it up anyway. The 8k c500 is almost compact enough that I might just replace the Nissan with it all together if it is dependable enough once I go through it.
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