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Re: Pettibone Rough Terrain Military Forklift
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2006, 12:01:27 pm »
Mr. Hootie got one of those in a couple of weeks ago. It has an enclosed cab. I gotta go up there tomorrow, so I'll ask what he want's for it.  Looks to be in great shape!
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Re: Pettibone Rough Terrain Military Forklift
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2006, 12:18:27 pm »
What interests me is the fact that not only are the articulating, they lean or are "ocillating" as well.  I think that is what they call "self leveling".

So if you were working on an incline, the level automaticly.  very cool.

For mountain folk that's a big plus. I think that machine would be an all around unit for my needs. I also need a rig that I can pull my shop trailers down our steep driveway incase I had to move them out quickly. 

I've got one that's a triple axle goose neck with a 24' Ryder van body I built for my metal shoptools, and it's weighing about 18,000 lbs. I'm thinkning now.

I wonder how low geared those monsters are?

Here's another cool link...

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Re: Pettibone Rough Terrain Military Forklift
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2006, 12:20:37 pm »
Is that a telescoping boom? Looks like you could get some work done with it. LW
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Re: Pettibone Rough Terrain Military Forklift
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2006, 12:29:47 pm »
Yaw- they telescope.  Check out the pictures on the last link I posted.

3 speed auto trans which would be great if they had an extensive low gearing transfercase which they prolly do because they are 2 and 4x4 selectable.  Make a heeck of a snow plow too..  8)

I know a lot of places where logs are bout 20' off the road and down in a gully.  A winch rigged up on that boom would pull those puppy's up and I could carry em' home to my mill...  ;D
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Re: Pettibone Rough Terrain Military Forklift
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2006, 12:32:11 pm »
What interests me is the fact that not only are the articulating, they lean or are "ocillating" as well.  I think that is what they call "self leveling".


If you look closely, you will find that they are not articulating, but rather steer with either 2 wheels or 4.  This makes them more stable as you always have the wheels out at the corners.
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Re: Pettibone Rough Terrain Military Forklift
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2006, 02:31:33 pm »
Not much ground clearance.  I don't know if you've ever driven any military vehicles before but we ( Iam in the military) aren't really known for putting the proper engine in vehicles.  We LOVE to underpower every vehicle we own so that you can't get the job done properly.  I've driven quite a few govt. forklifts and none of them have enough nads to get the job done properly.  It seems I always have my foot to the floor to get things done.  This causes another problem when you get in the mud.  if it aint got enough power it can't turn the tires.  if it can't turn the tires in the mud it's gonna sit there.  When you have a load of trees that you can't get out of the woods you can't make a buck which means you can't eat or get money to buy another more powerful forklift like you'd be wishing you bought in the first place.  Take it for a ride and see what you think about it's truly unbelievable amount of power.
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Re: Pettibone Rough Terrain Military Forklift
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2006, 02:50:52 pm »
 :D :D :D :D I remember those gloriously underpowered military vehicles too. The "deuce and a half" with the GM six and dual range hydramatic was frustrating off road.
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Re: Pettibone Rough Terrain Military Forklift
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2006, 06:01:20 pm »
Ive got the remnants of a Super 8 in the back 40- it weren't military but it WAS underpowered- 4 cyl continental engine-LIKED gas- it would suck a petroleum truck right off the highway and into our yard! but  couldn't haul a green unit of 16' up to the drying fields.
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Re: Pettibone Rough Terrain Military Forklift
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2006, 07:32:02 pm »
There has been a similar unit on ebay for the past several weeks.  Don't have the link.  But if you search on "wheel loader" and sort by price, it was around the $16K range.

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Re: Pettibone Rough Terrain Military Forklift
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2006, 12:17:57 am »
Here's the unit Mr. Hootie has on hand.  He wasn't there, so I couldn't get a price.  His son-in-law said they have a 4-in-1 bucket for it, too.


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Re: Pettibone Rough Terrain Military Forklift
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2006, 12:24:01 am »
How bout the power DanG?

Any comments there?  Looks pretty clean. I could do alot with one of those..  8)

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Re: Pettibone Rough Terrain Military Forklift
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2006, 12:41:14 am »
That loader is much like my old MF55.It has the same type of forks on the front but also has a apron too for grabbing logs.It originally had a little Perkins but now has a 471.It has a two speed tranny lo/lower and has a combo brake and detente pedal as well as a brake pedal.

The brakes are air over hydraulic and were siezed but work well now.We paid  $8500 Cdn for it back in 2002.

I'm happy with it.
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Re: Pettibone Rough Terrain Military Forklift
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2006, 12:46:50 am »
Can't tell ya about the power, JP.  I can say that it has some. ;) :D  It has a big ol' inline six diesel, and thats about all I know.

Just for size perspective, the floorboard is 6' off the ground.
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Re: Pettibone Rough Terrain Military Forklift
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2006, 12:49:34 am »
Seems like all the Military Pettibones have 4 cyl detroits.

I think I've seen 1- 6 banger.  This Hootie one is a different model.  I think the call it a "milkin" er somthin' like that.

The thing that really interests me is the hydraulic leveling.  If they have enough power, that'll be the machine for me. I'm sure you can get more Hp out of the 471 with some modification.
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Re: Pettibone Rough Terrain Military Forklift
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2006, 12:50:48 am »
Yeah- that's a much bigger model.  Prolly a little big for my needs.  I like the smaller Mil version..  :)
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Re: Pettibone Rough Terrain Military Forklift
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2006, 01:12:20 am »
Where is da elevator? on da other side?  ::)
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Re: Pettibone Rough Terrain Military Forklift
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2006, 07:49:48 am »

  We had them in the 5th Engeener Bn. and they were noisy and that 6V53 could drink some fuel.   They are very heavy but well made so we soilder boys could not tear them up which is why they were a bit under powered.   Price seems a bit high.  Hour meter means nothing on them as we changed them all the time in the Army and I bet the records are not around for it.
  Now you just got to figure out how many more bdft more you are going to have to saw to pay for it.
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Re: Pettibone Rough Terrain Military Forklift
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2006, 08:09:27 am »
Seems like a crazy amount of money.  I bet they paid less than $10k at the auction where they bought it!  Keep an eye out for state and federal auctions.  That machine may be smaller but i bet the weight is tremendous.  I'd rather buy a nice used 4x4 backhoe turbo diesel, and maybe for that price, a bobcat to go with it!  Then you could actually move the equipment around!  How about a telescoping 4x4 forklift?  The construction type.  i've seen them at auctions, though they  cost $80k+ new, there are a lot of used ones around.  If you need self leveling, for skidding i guess, for that price i would buy a used skidder.  You don't need self leveling if the center of gravity is where it is suppose to be.  Oh, well.  $22k is a lot of money, but i suppose some people have it.  Good luck... though i still think you could find one at some state auction before the dealers get their hands on it!
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Re: Pettibone Rough Terrain Military Forklift
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2006, 10:02:56 am »
I pretty much agree with you KP.

I'm not paying 22K.  I've seen them for much less.  I'm just trying to decide on what the right machine is for me, then I'll start beatin' the brush for one.

Living in the mountains limits the use of a bobcat, for us.  I've got a good amount of flat ground for this area, but them logs don't always sit where I need em to, and there is so much other work I can do that's on an incline.  Right on the edge of safety.

Some of the military Pettiebones have a substantial ROPs.

I could turn that military machine into a great multi purpose unit with four way bucket, bobcat attachtments, snow plow., etc., etc.  Plus I hoping I can use it for an emergency tow to get some of my trailers down on the road quick if I have to.

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