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Old 02-04-2008, 04:05 PM   #34 (permalink)
bennelson
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Location: Oconomowoc, WI, USA
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I HAVE A FORKLIFT IN MY DRIVEWAY!!!

Hired a tow-truck driver to move it for me. Pretty tall once it was up on the back of the truck.

We had to go under a 12'6" bridge before getting on the highway. You should have seen how slow he drove under it. The road actually sloped a little, so the driver had to lower the air suspension on the back of the truck to make it! I wish I had a photo!

I pulled out my video camera to tape it - but it didn't record!!!

Anyhow - I now have a forklift in my driveway. I am also starting the accounting on this project. It was $500 for the forklift, and $180.30 for the trucking. (It was a 30 mile+ trip, and they charge by the mile)

I also feel sort of stupid in that I completely MIS-COUNTED the motors on this thing. It has 3 NOT 2 motors on it. The third one is largest of them all. I thought it was a container or resevoir or something!

In theory, this thing runs. I am tempted to hook up 3 Optima batteries to it and try it out....

Anyways, you can see some photos on my web page at:
here

Scroll towards the bottom to see the photos of it in the driveway.

Hmmm - "Forkendriveway" - good name for a vehicle....
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