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Old 02-04-2008, 07:23 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Does the above look at all dangerous to you?

5:03 PM


I hooked up 3 Optima Yellow Tops from the electric motorcycle to the forklift with my cheap-o jumper cables.

No sparks - nothing scary at all happened. I turned on the key and.....

It works.

I can raise and lower the forks. They also tilt and extend straight out. I tested the drive on it too. That works, but I only moved it a tiny bit. This particular one was known to accidently back over people, so I didn't ride it around my driveway.

(also it is freezing rain out right now, so that's not fun anyways.)

The horn works too - everything except the little flashing yellow light on top!

I also found service information in a plastic bad hidden away in the motor compartment. Looks like this lift was used from 1993 to 2002. There was a lot of work done on it early in its life, including replacing motors. There was also a "work done" service sheet in there on top from 2002 saying that everything checked out good other than "needs RH guide".

The seller said that this lift had been just taking up space at their test facility. For five years?. Looks like it got all tuned up and then just sat there.

I added a couple photos on my web page including one showing the forks extended.

Sure wish I had a taller garage. Supposed to get a blizzard tommorow. Just put a tarp over it I guess.
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