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    Take it apart and see what's wrong with it. What...

    Take it apart and see what's wrong with it. What was the problem? leaking or low pressure? If it is just leaking, that's an easy fix. If you have low pressure and/or flow it could be more involved....
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    Most have a decent design, it's just that most...

    Most have a decent design, it's just that most people don't service them like they should. I agree that the brakes are a pain to service, but that just comes along with trying to build a compact...
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    Those inching pedals are worthless for precise...

    Those inching pedals are worthless for precise work. They are made for production moving skids. Some of the newer lifts only have one pedal, that disengages the trans before the brakes come on....
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    Years ago, there may have been different engines...

    Years ago, there may have been different engines for propane and gas, but I’m pretty sure all forklifts in the past 30 years or so are all the same.
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    The local propane company around here uses a...

    The local propane company around here uses a trailer without a floor. It has a arch connected to the axles and tongue, with a hoist on the arch. They straddle the tank, hoist it up, and away they go....
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    Years ago, when farm tractors could be had with...

    Years ago, when farm tractors could be had with propane. There were dedicated propane tractors from the factory with higher compression. The difference in a propane engine and gas engine was higher...
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    Yes, it was a bad setup, but the one "operator"...

    Yes, it was a bad setup, but the one "operator" made matters worse. They were right on the verge of loosing it from the start, but the one guy didn't help the situation by letting his forklift roll...
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    I say post the name of the rat company. I've seen...

    I say post the name of the rat company. I've seen my competition do some really crazy stuff, and I've even went so far as to say something to them (hate to see anybody get hurt), but I'd never think...
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    True, and the "frame shops" don't have some...

    True, and the "frame shops" don't have some special permit to be able to weld of frames. Anybody can do it, but you are liable if it breaks, and the DOT man may have something to say if he doesn't...
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    True, a good rule of thumb is to look at the...

    True, a good rule of thumb is to look at the insulators and see how long they are, and then add a comfortable distance to that. Current won't arc longer that the insulators are though, the power...
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    The thing I worry about, hauling things like...

    The thing I worry about, hauling things like this, is the bed floor holding up. Most modern pickups have a bed floor that is paper thin. I know my Chevy 2500 bed has plenty of dents in it, from...
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    I've seen them for years, and wondered how well...

    I've seen them for years, and wondered how well they worked. Seems like they work ok for pulling stuff on rollers, but not very well for actually lifting stuff. Seems great for portability though.
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    Good point.

    Good point.
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    Being somebody in the rigging business and...

    Being somebody in the rigging business and commonly moving stuff like this, I'd be interested to know if the transit leveling was "good enough"? We use a optical micrometer on things such as this,...
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    Another thing to keep in mind is that the roof...

    Another thing to keep in mind is that the roof and sides are part of the structural integrity. If you want to remove the sides and top, you will greatly weaken the trailer.
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    I’ve seem more than one vaporizer be stopped up,...

    I’ve seem more than one vaporizer be stopped up, not allowing coolant to flow through it. There are fairly small coolant passageways inside the vaporizer and can plug.

    Some lifts are just more...
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    I can't say the same. I'm not very well read, and...

    I can't say the same. I'm not very well read, and consider it a success if I can at least type with enough literacy to get my point across. You shouldn't expect any more than that from me (spellcheck...
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    Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw...

    Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

    I'm just joking around, kind of, but showing that even though people try to type correctly, they still sometimes screw up.
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    Notice it says AMPS, with a "S". Language does...

    Notice it says AMPS, with a "S".

    Language does evolve, otherwise we would still be speaking the language of the King James Bible.
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    It wouldn't be all that unusual for that machine...

    It wouldn't be all that unusual for that machine to sell for $4. Lots of CNC machines of that age can't even get a bid at auction. Sure, somebody could always sell it for scrap value, but scrap...
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    One could just pay the auction company the $4 and...

    One could just pay the auction company the $4 and walk away, but some have liquidated damages in their terms. What this means is if pay for a item you legally won and fail to pick it up, they can...
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    There has been many good machines fail to get...

    There has been many good machines fail to get bids and meets the fate of the scraper, all because it cost more to move than it is worth.

    I know $500 sounds like a lot, but as a rigger myself, I'm...
  23. I know this is an old thread, but thought I would...

    I know this is an old thread, but thought I would expand on this.

    What boom sections that are ran out has some to do with crane capacity, but it doesn't always work the way you think. On most...
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    Articles said they were moving it when it...

    Articles said they were moving it when it happened. The ground probably gave way or they didn't have the mats set right.
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    I haven’t heard anything about it. Usually the...

    I haven’t heard anything about it. Usually the people involved in these accidents try to keep them quiet if they can.
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