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 Posted: Tue Jan 31st, 2017 10:36 pm
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Herb Kephart

Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 5981
I believe that most of those were built by Ross, who also built fork lifts, but Ross was bought out by Clark around 1960 (?).
In any event--that looks a little more sleek than the ones that I used to see in Philadelphia, when I was growing up.

Ross stuff was built RUGGED and as one guy who also worked at the place that had two Ross forklifts that I rebuilt and serviced,
described them they "looked like something that the Japs left on some South sea island in the 'thirties".
I beam and heavy angle.
I used to lift 22000 lbs, with extra homemade counterweight on the 18000 Lb model.

Always wanted to ride through the load space of an empty one traveling down a straight street when I was riding a motorcycle,
but the few times that the opportunity arose--I chickened out.
Unusual for me, back then.
Stupid youth----


Fix it again, Mr Gates--it still works!"
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