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Old 11-12-2009, 05:29 PM
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Forklifts

We have several small forklift here that handle most of our machines. These smaller ones won't handle the larger machines we sell. So, when we get an order for a 13 foot vertical press brake, we pull out the big one.

This is Big Bertha. She is the biggest forklift I have ever seen before. 50,000 pound capacity.

Can you beat that?




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Old 11-12-2009, 05:44 PM
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kinda, yours is cool, BUT mine looks cool.
we got bored last winter and tore it down and powder coated it
Gave her a lil hot rod love, still need to do the mast
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:46 PM
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I hope the paint missing from that thing isn't from it backing into stuff!!!
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:48 PM
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I hope the paint missing from that thing isn't from it backing into stuff!!!

This is what happened to the missing paint

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stDWNam7RtE
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:02 PM
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Here are some pics of a friend of mine that does all of my rigging for equipment at work. Without the counter weights, it will go 25,000lbs. With the extra counter weights and fully extended rear, will go 80,000 lbs. It has a Chevy Small Block 350 for power...

In the picture that has it between yellow columns, the columns are 14' apart.
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:30 PM
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Here are some pics of a friend of mine that does all of my rigging for equipment at work. Without the counter weights, it will go 25,000lbs. With the extra counter weights and fully extended rear, will go 80,000 lbs. It has a Chevy Small Block 350 for power...

In the picture that has it between yellow columns, the columns are 14' apart.

That is a big forklift
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:34 PM
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Here are some pics of a friend of mine that does all of my rigging for equipment at work. Without the counter weights, it will go 25,000lbs. With the extra counter weights and fully extended rear, will go 80,000 lbs. It has a Chevy Small Block 350 for power...

In the picture that has it between yellow columns, the columns are 14' apart.
you win
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Old 11-12-2009, 07:07 PM
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I have a very small propane-powered 3000lbs capacity Cat forklift at my shop. She is very old and very used but still runs and lifts practically like new. I bought her for $1200 and I kid you not, it is the best $1200 I have ever spent on ANYTHING. She has saved my back so many time and I am able to store heavy stuff in large pallets up high on pallet racks freeing up massive amounts of space in the shop. She also serves as a portable workbench for working on heavy imobile stuff (like rockwells) and she moves trailers around in the yard easy peezy. I can not stress how stupid I was in the past for not having one. If She ever burns out or dies I will probably just replace the part. But if it isn't economical I will GLADLY spend more on a little nicer one. I like having a small one for maneuverability in a small shop though.

On a side note, have you ever seen the bad-ass one they have on Mythbusters? I haven't been able to get a closer look but it has segmented wheels of some sort and can spin them independantly to where it can move straight sideways. Pretty crazy!

I know, most of you who own and run huge companies and shops and shit probably think they're old-news, no big deal. But to me they're awesome!

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Old 11-12-2009, 07:41 PM
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I don't have anything bigger on site but I have rental units up to 150,000# capacity available...

It's not currently assembled but we also have a 80,000# capacity coil handler lying around if anyone feels the need for one...



This is the Taylor I had most of last year, it made moving other stuff pretty handy...



I don't do that much with regular lift trucks, most of our stuff is specialized type of stuff such as large side out door loaders like this one, 28,000# capacity.



I also do a ton of very narrow aisle stuff like these machines for steel service centers.







Plus regular 4D machines...





The coolest one I have around right now is this little thing it is without a doubt one of the best space savers out there...

One of our machines in action

Anyone needs lift truck stuff let me know, I have tons of junk and access to lots more.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:17 PM
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I just have a 'wee one' ...

And don't say "Wee One What" ...



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Old 11-12-2009, 08:34 PM
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This is no joke......true story.

I used to work at a bottling company for Dr. Pepper and 7 up. It was crap job, but I needed work at the time. They gave me a $1.00 raise if I was forklift certified, so I watched the 1/2 hour long video and took the 10 minute drive test and was certified.

Months went by and I never needed to drive the forklift, until one day, the regular guys called in sick. My boss had be go into the huge indoor freezer to get a pallet of 7 up plus mix. (55 gallon drums on a pallet) I went into the freezer with the forklift, grabbed the pallet and lifted it up over the lift and backed out.

The pallet was too high and didn't clear the door. It tore down the entire cooler. $10,000 of damage in a matter of seconds. Needless to say I was fired on the spot. It's probably a good thing because I started working at Trick Tools right after that and it turned into a career. If that never had happened, who knows, I might still be there.....(it sucked)
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:54 PM
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Here's what they have on Mythbusters. I wish I could afford it for my shop:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPmC4...ayer_embedded#

J. J.
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:05 PM
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:21 PM
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some of the biggest forklifts i,ve seen are the ones at the dockyards along the Fraser River , my buddy runs a stacker/reacher that picks up 54ft cans and stack them 4high and 3 deep if he needs to . the last shop i was at we had 3 and the biggest was a 25ton , the mast was 18ft tall
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LOL... I need to build that.. ppl in this complex always want to borrow mine... I want to be able to say ... 'Take that one'


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Old 11-12-2009, 09:29 PM
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Here's what they have on Mythbusters. I wish I could afford it for my shop:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPmC4...ayer_embedded#

J. J.
Those guys approached me about selling their product, very over complicated.
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:42 PM
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No doubt some computers are required to run it. Badass nonetheless.

That fork-bike is hilarious! I bet it actually served its purposes well though! No getting off while your load is in the air though!

J. J.
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:30 PM
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Here is one we had arrive in an Antonov (worlds largest heavy lift aircraft) called a ZETTELMEYER ZL5001F and tosses Sea containers like toys.

It was up-armored too.

http://www.ritchiespecs.com/specific...&modelid=91443
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:34 PM
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Here is one we had arrive in an Antonov (worlds largest heavy lift aircraft) called a ZETTELMEYER ZL5001F and tosses Sea containers like toys.

It was up-armored too.

http://www.ritchiespecs.com/specific...&modelid=91443
hows it,s size compared to a Cat 988 ?
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:42 AM
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Here's what they have on Mythbusters. I wish I could afford it for my shop:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPmC4...ayer_embedded#

J. J.
Doood! that liftruck is mooooon walkin!
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