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#31 Talntedmrgreen OFFLINE  

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Posted August 03, 2014 - 05:45 AM

Ha...nothin goin on around here that could be recorded, that I couldnt share with the world and keep a clean conscience!

Video is public now....new phone seems to have the default set to private.
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Posted August 10, 2014 - 02:32 PM

Extremely impressive. What kind of counterweight do you have on that thing? Seems the front wheels are staying planted pretty well.
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Posted August 10, 2014 - 03:16 PM

That is a really nice lift setup for a garden tractor.

I've always thought it made more sense to put the lift on the back of the tractor rather than the front because the rear tires will hold more weight than the front.

 

I sure am glad you got this forklift for your Allis so you could sell me the Kalamazoo.


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Posted August 10, 2014 - 03:45 PM

Extremely impressive. What kind of counterweight do you have on that thing? Seems the front wheels are staying planted pretty well.


The tractor has twin, 140# slab weights. They are steel plate that a local fella helped me procure. I had them made to the oem dimensions, but without some of the form of the originals. It would have taken far too much work to cast or mill replicas but these are close.

So, I figure about 300# up there with weights, pump and fluid. I just added poor mans power steering yesterday, since that kind of weight is excessive when no load is being carried on the rear. It was flat out hard to steer. The improvement and high air pressure in the front tires helped tremendously.

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Posted August 10, 2014 - 03:52 PM

I'm sorry, that was a stupid question. I forgot you got those from friend. Tri- rib tires would improve steering.

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Posted August 10, 2014 - 04:39 PM

No no...not a stupid question at all. My setup was missing the oem weights so I had to have some made. I had a couple fellas with oem weights who gave me measurements, enabling me to have something made to look similar.

Luckily, a local collector/machinist reached out to help and here we are.

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Posted August 10, 2014 - 07:23 PM

I believe with the forklift attachment the front tires are supposed to be inflated to 25 psi.


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Posted August 10, 2014 - 07:54 PM

The book calls for 20 front and rear. 20 feels pretty soft, but these old Schenuit tires need cared for. They are real tough to come by. I have a freebie pair of 4.80-8 carlisle trailer tires that would be ideal.

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Posted January 15, 2016 - 09:18 PM

New to the GT Talk and saw your post about the B-1 Forklift.  I'm interested in knowing more how the forklift is designed.  Is there an internal hydraulic cylinder that provides the lift?  Where does the cable attached to on the frame when the forks are lifting?  Is the cable inside the frame?  I appreciate your time and answers.  Also is it possible to send close up photos of the forklift?

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