|View single post by Herb Kephart|
|Posted: Tue Jan 31st, 2017 10:36 pm||
|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.
Fix it again, Mr Gates--it still works!"