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Old 03-27-2009, 08:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a 1/2hp winch motor that can lift over 3000 lbs, its all in how fast and what gearing, so you should probably either ask what model and year that is or take a look at the forklift in question, 36 and 48volt forklifts are generally a better choice for power but sometimes you get lucky, some of the lower voltage units are built to withstand more amps and thus are can be made much more powerfull.

Some forklift motors will be rather cumbersome on a motorcycle as they are actually too big, it just depends on the type of forklift.

Good Luck
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