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One of the world's largest forklifts
« on: January 06, 2008, 12:03:41 am »
A day out with my 5 year old son, and wanted to share some pics of a 130,000 lb. forklift being repainted and tidied up at a yard near me. It can supposedly lift 120,000 or so pounds. The triple stage mast is off and being painted and reworked. My son is the model in the pics. The Cat is 40,000lber


 
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Re: One of the world's largest forklifts
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2008, 12:51:52 am »
Oh, the stuff I could tear up with that...   ::)   Great pics... 

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Re: One of the world's largest forklifts
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2008, 06:26:33 am »
I could have used that lift for the planer I moved!  Hourly rates are probably pretty steep though...............
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Re: One of the world's largest forklifts
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2008, 06:35:08 am »
Or ya could have left the planer where it is and just moved the barn around it!!!

WOWWEE, I bet it was exciting!

Would love to have seen it in action!

Thanks for the photos.

By the way, is your son the same model as in your avatar? If so, he's sure grown!

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Re: One of the world's largest forklifts
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2008, 08:57:55 am »
Did you buy him a new toy Reid?  :D
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Re: One of the world's largest forklifts
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2008, 08:59:40 am »
What did they use it to pick up? 120,000 is way more than a truckload.

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Re: One of the world's largest forklifts
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2008, 09:21:13 am »
I have no idea what it was used for. Supposedly came from Russia. It was one of two.

Yes, he is the same guy as in my avitar.

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Re: One of the world's largest forklifts
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2008, 11:00:34 am »
Machines similar to that are used to unload tree length off highway logging trucks. One pick. ;D
I have also seen them, from a distance, at the container terminals.
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Re: One of the world's largest forklifts
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2008, 10:26:51 pm »
A friend of mine used to use one at a rail yard. Used to pick up containers from rail cars.
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Re: One of the world's largest forklifts
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2008, 10:26:12 am »
Yeah but isn't 120,000 way more than acontainer should weigh?

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Re: One of the world's largest forklifts
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2008, 10:29:52 am »
Yes but there is a safety factor built in. The machine CAN lift that much but don't consistently push it to the limit.
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Re: One of the world's largest forklifts
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2008, 03:09:26 pm »
Yes but there is a safety factor built in. The machine CAN lift that much but don't consistently push it to the limit.

And the other reason is the operator sometimes stacks one container on top of the other and drives away with two, or maybe three!  :o
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Re: One of the world's largest forklifts
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2008, 08:40:12 pm »
The folks where I saw it are simply painting and refurbishing it. I have a feeling they may be used for Defense Dept. work. We have a facility near here that rebuilds Bradley's and APC's and Howitzers and others I cannot identify.  Perhaps it is going there to move tanks. This would be a very feasible thing as some of them weigh almost 100 G's. Just a thought, and it came from somewhere over seas and it is now only 30 miles froom the defense contractors site (there must be 100's and 100's of tanks i nthere storage area, you can see them from the highway. Also they are building the new IED trucks (Badgers) over the mountain in Johnstown Pa. that would be another possiblity although less heavy, still pretty stout.


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Re: One of the world's largest forklifts
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2008, 09:32:10 pm »
I think you are gonna be real surprised when you find out an older fellow bought it for scrap price and is having it gone over so he can move his personal stash of firewood around the yard. ;) :D :D :D

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Re: One of the world's largest forklifts
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2008, 12:23:36 am »
You see lifts of that size (probably smaller actually)  at factories here on
occasion when it's time to install or change out some factory machines.
One factory here had some punch presses installed and they used a rig
like that to move them. 
 
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