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Old 06-27-2018, 01:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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46 Clark Forklift

With my production welding ramping up a little, it was time to get something to save my back. I had been using my Ford 8n with a boom pole for heavy lifting but it was very fatiguing. It required everything to be rigged, which meant off and on the tractor all day. Not only that, but everything would be swinging. Not what I wanted to do moving 400+ Pound parts.
I went looking for a front end loader and found this 1946 Clark Clipper. As a lover of vintage machinery, it's right up my alley.
It was a nightmare getting it on my gooseneck.
It runs great, but had bad tires and blow by in the ram. The brakes didn't work, battery was junk, and was wired in places using wire from Lowe's.
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