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    You've also got to keep in mind that most auction...

    You've also got to keep in mind that most auction companies won't let you move the machines you bought unless you have the insurance to cover it. It's to cover their butt if you hurt somebody on the...
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    Typical 19 axle setup. While not all that common,...

    Typical 19 axle setup. While not all that common, there are several of those type trailers around. They are far from the biggest in North America.
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    Inching pedals on any brand of forklift can be a...

    Inching pedals on any brand of forklift can be a real pain. It's ok to have a inching pedal, but the lift needs to also have brake pedal also. You can also get by just fine without a inching pedal at...
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    We have 1 Yale, a 5,000 lb capacity. My Dad got...

    We have 1 Yale, a 5,000 lb capacity. My Dad got this lift back in the late 1980s, he had the job of cleaning up a warehouse fire and this lift was in the fire. The lift was in part of the warehouse...
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    I ship a bunch of loads, I only use a freight...

    I ship a bunch of loads, I only use a freight broker as a last resort. I have 3 different shipping companies that I normally use. Sure, they usually cost more than going through a broker, but it is...
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    The main thing is to pay close attention to the...

    The main thing is to pay close attention to the center of gravity. To load them with the weight centered I've had to set them all the way to the edge of the trailer on one side.

    Also, on hauling...
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    As far as asbestos goes, most people consider it...

    As far as asbestos goes, most people consider it "out of sight, out of mind" and it really causes no hazard if it is in a location where it won't be disturbed. That is why most people, when doing...
  8. During my research, I've ran into these...

    During my research, I've ran into these intensifiers, but don't know anything about them or looked much into it. Maybe I need to do some more looking.

    The thing is, I'd be willing to guess that...
  9. Yes, that is basically what they use. Going back...

    Yes, that is basically what they use. Going back and looking at the quotes I got, it is roughly in the $80K range for a synchronous pumping unit, and around $30K for a standard non-synchronous pump...
  10. Iím in a similar situation, looking to build a...

    Iím in a similar situation, looking to build a 10,000 psi setup, powered by a engine. Iím in the process of trying to put together a 400 ton Hydraulic slide system. Similar to this- Hydra Slide -...
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    Iíve been in a few old wooden floor factories. No...

    Iíve been in a few old wooden floor factories. No way Iíd even consider it without a engineer certification of max floor load, and a engineer probably wouldnít touch it. Iíve seen a forklift fall...
  12. There isnít a very big market for big chain...

    There isnít a very big market for big chain slings, they are just too big for most people. I attend auctions from time to time, and the smaller rigging will usually bring twice what the big rigging...
  13. If you canít read the tags, legally they have to...

    If you canít read the tags, legally they have to be re-certified or cut up and thrown in the trash.

    That being said, there are lots of folks using un-tagged rigging. Iíd say itís worth around...
  14. Iíve probably moved over 1,000 mills. Almost...

    Iíve probably moved over 1,000 mills. Almost always lift under the ram, either the forks under the ram with padding, or straps under the ram. Some mills have a lifting eye threaded into the ram, if...
  15. As a person in the machinery moving business,...

    As a person in the machinery moving business, Iíll admit I rarely take a job for less that $1,000. It just cost so much for us to operate, and even moving a small machine a few miles will eat 1/2 a...
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    There is a reason that most companies that use...

    There is a reason that most companies that use these regularly rent them. They can be a electrical nightmare once they get some age on them.
    Weíve got an old Marklift and have pretty much bypassed...
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    Seems every community is different. I've been...

    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...
  18. The great thing about propane, on a lift that...

    The great thing about propane, on a lift that isnít used very often, is it doesnít go bad like gasoline and gum up the carb. You can take a propane lift, let it sit 6 months or more, and it will fire...
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    The easiest thing to do is convert to hydrostatic...

    The easiest thing to do is convert to hydrostatic steering, and parts for the Towmotor steering gear have been obsolete for years. We have converted several old Towmotors and Cats to hydrostatic....
  20. If I were paying it, it sounds high, but If I...

    If I were paying it, it sounds high, but If I were doing the job it sounds about right.

    You've got to figure at least 2 hours drive time just to get there and back. By the time the service tech...
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    Also, make sure your valve is tapped into the...

    Also, make sure your valve is tapped into the liquid port, and not the vapor port, most tanks are clearly marked. Most forklifts will run on vapor, it just wonít have very much power. An old trick in...
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    On a big lift, running it hard in cooler weather,...

    On a big lift, running it hard in cooler weather, you will sometimes loose pressure in the tank before itís empty. There will be fuel in there but not enough pressure to push it out. This usually...
  23. Wiper seals are to keep stuff out and have no...

    Wiper seals are to keep stuff out and have no ability to keep the oil in, the lip is faced the wrong way. If oil is coming out around the rod, the gland seals are leaking.
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    While I donít know for sure about your particular...

    While I donít know for sure about your particular model, every Cat forklift Iíve been around, and it has been a bunch, all take Cat spec TO-2. I think the current spec is TO-4. We use Shell Spirax...
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    The Yale has some free lift, but I haven't...

    The Yale has some free lift, but I haven't measured it to see how much. I'll try to get you a measurement.
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