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Forklift

Post by Cowboy80CJ5 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:47 am

I am looking at possible purchasing a forklift to keep in the shop. It is a Yale model G51c that runs on propane. Does anyone know anything about these, and what is a good value on it. The guy is asking $1500 for it. He said that he uses it daily, just that he got a bigger one to use around his business. Any info is appreciated.
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Re: Forklift

Post by J-rod » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:57 am

it is a good brand. more reliable than our electric one. what is its lift capacity and lift height? just make sure it will do what ya need it to do.

as far as maint on them.....there are only a few people I have found certified for repairs.
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Re: Forklift

Post by Cowboy80CJ5 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:09 am

It is a 4,000lb lift I think. I am going to stop back by and get the serial number off of it today so that I can try to figure out the year of it.
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Re: Forklift

Post by Redbones » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:30 am

We have all Yale fork trucks in the mill they seem to be good, I don't think we have to many problems with them. The people in the mill beat the crap out of them to.

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Re: Forklift

Post by genep » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:58 am

Yale is a very good brand. I'd say it's worth that money. That thing would be handy as a extra leg in a a** kicking contest.

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Re: Forklift

Post by EricsGreen98Tj » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:40 pm

We use to use a Yale in the RE of the mill I work at. I did a good job but it ate the propane and was really too big for what we needed it for. If you go to talk to the guy ask him how man hours of use he gets out of a propane cylinder...I'd think it'd be perfect for your new garage.
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Re: Forklift

Post by Cowboy80CJ5 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:28 pm

Well......I bought it. I dont think that at $1200, that I got hurt any!
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Re: Forklift

Post by Steveakus » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:28 pm

nope, those are great little forklifts, not hard to work on or find parts for, I think you did great :bigthumb:

When I worked at KSD diesel we had two of them and a big brother to them, and they where all pretty well flawless, had to fix one of the smaller ones onetime, but it wasnt bad at all
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Re: Forklift

Post by dagr8tim » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:11 pm

Moving to non jeep tech. Post up some pics of the beast.
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