Discussion in 'General' started by skyraider, Feb 26, 2021.
Looks fantastic Paul.
Thanks. It was a fun project.
Thanks, Joe. Those tractor based forklifts have always intrigued me. And the dirt around the lumber yard sort of ruled out a solid tire forklift.
That is a fine forklift Paul. All in all a great scene.
Thank you, Tom. Your stories and Steve's will be remembered regarding tractor forklifts.
Thanks Paul. I gotta a few forklift stories LOL. Like one big forklift was stuck, I think it was a Gerlinger (SP) outfit, was stuck up to its axles, they begged us to pull it out with a locomotive. Of course the TM said no, no way, we not gonna do that. But, that outfit always treated us good, the holidays was a happy time around there. We did insist that the chain would be hooked to a closed knuckle, all we did was put the reverser in reverse, and release the brakes easily and just the weight of a single unit pulled it out, no throttle applied, if I didnt see it, I would have not thought it was even attached.
Thanks to you and Steve for your photos and info regarding forklift ramps. If you look at the ramp / platform I built, it follows what the two of you told me. Furthermore, the small solid tire forklift will stay on the platform / ramp and offload onto the larger tractor forklift for moving the goods around on the dirt. The small forklift is necessary for entering boxcars, but wouldn't work well on the dirt.
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