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Old 03-12-2019, 07:02 PM
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Default My 'New' Forklift

A friend of mine had this forklift that he sent out of engine work. After the engine work it ran great but wouldn't move. The place that did the work tried and tried but eventually gave up after hearing from Nissan that it needed 3 modules at the cost of 4 grand. I bought it for $3500 and sold my old Cat for $2500.

I wired a bypass around the transmission module so that it would go into gear. Works great, only real issue is that the dash lights flash when operating. I can live with that. It is the nicest forklift I have owned. 7k lift capacity. Only other problem I have encountered is that it weighs twice what my old one did and I have gotten stuck in places I never did before. The problem seems to be abating as the ground gets more compacted.Click image for larger version

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Old 03-12-2019, 07:22 PM
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I have always wanted a forklift, but I would have to get a big wheel model as I operate on gravel.

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Old 03-12-2019, 10:18 PM
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Isn't it "grate" when all those electronic controls don't work. A mechanical link would work, but that isn't "New and Improved". A three position toggle switch does the job too, but "Electronic Modules" are the latest thing, so they are "Better".
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Old 03-20-2019, 09:18 AM
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Default forklift

I bought a 4000lb Hyster diesel pneumatic forklift years ago,its been the best tool in the drawer,so to speak..I had traction issues going over soft ground with I put snow chains on the just the outer wheels(dual drive wheels)and it goes anywhere now..grass,some mud, but mostly flat and level ground here. A dual drive wheel forklift is essential to me,the stability of the machine is so much greater than a single wheel lift.It looks as tho you might have solid pneumatics on the front of yours
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:51 PM
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Yeah, they are solid. Eventually I will likely change back to pneumatic tires.
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:58 PM
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Dang Andy, that is a pretty machine. Good deal for you also.
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Old 03-21-2019, 10:16 PM
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Got this little 6000 lb diesel guy the other day 1995 model
side shift
3part hoist 160"

and its says cat on it

paid 405 bux govt sale--90 miles south

put a starter and a battery.......good to go

need to do some air tires as it is heavy
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