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Old 05-25-2019, 03:45 PM
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Here you can see the bent fork. Brand new 5,500 pound capacity pallet Jack is good otherwise.
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Old 05-25-2019, 03:57 PM
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As I've given the appropriate amount of time for input from the forum and hearing no objections, the casters are coming off.
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Old 05-25-2019, 04:34 PM
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The handle and the inside of the first caster are done.
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:19 PM
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Ready to clean up and prime.
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Old 05-25-2019, 06:58 PM
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I'm going to see if I can straighten out the bent fork a bit before I cut them down to size.

The forks are about 7 7/8" apart at the base and bent inwards to about only 6 1/2" at the point I am going to cut them.
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Old 05-25-2019, 07:26 PM
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Anticipating a fair amount of spring back, I've stretched it out to 9", which worked out perfect.

The fork is still tweaked unlevel, but I'm not sure yet if I'm going to try and tweak that back or just try to get it straight while I'm welding it to the crane frame.
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Old 05-25-2019, 07:45 PM
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Dry run. Forks straightened right out with all that weight from the counterbalance applied to them.

I'm thinking I may weld it together first, with weight applied, then cut the end of the forks off afterwards.

The biggest question I have is whether or not I'm going to lose any of the 5,500 pound lifting capacity once I remove all that linkage that feed the front rollers.
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Old 05-25-2019, 08:11 PM
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I don't have any advice or critique or comment other than to say this is interesting and I wish other people cared enough to say so.
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Old 05-25-2019, 08:12 PM
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I've never taken one of these apart before, or even seen the undercarriage.
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