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Clark Ross forklift


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Old 12-13-2013, 09:57:09 AM
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Do you have any date of manufacture of your lift. or have you ever looked for any I. D. tags on the firewall or perhaps on the differential housing. That might date the machine or the rear end used as drive axle, with these brakes are in.
Another idea would be to change the entire back plate and brake system to something more conventional, & do both wheels at the same time.
If I had more information like BGunn, supplied, like age, wheel diameter, width of shoe, & stupid stuff like that. I'd be temped to ask around my towns local auto supply & truck repair shops.
These were fairly popular machines in places that moved a lot of fright like the military, shipping docks, riggers, etc. Shane
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I was hopeing someone would have a pile of junk lying in a corner with a couple of these shoes in it. It used to be a common brake shoe on the bigger stuff of the 50`s. I don`t have a problem running equipment without brakes, but the younger ones have real problems. I have owned this lift since the middle 80`s and have had no problem without brakes. This forklift is the workhorse in my town. I can`t do everything for everyone anymore, so I let the younger guys use my stuff. I have always been the go to guy when no one else could figure out how to get something done. I really need to fix this old lift before there is a lawsuit.
I ran my old lift without brakes for many years too, but the young kids just could not get the hang of it, one of them almost ran thru the warehouse wall one day. The local NAPA store (in Tx) has been pretty good about matching up old parts, its worth a try. Worst case scenario just fix the one side so its got some brakes
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I am in dire need of a set of brake shoes for a ClarK-Ross 10 ton Yard lift. The shoes were missing on one side when we took it apart. The dia is 15in. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks joe
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I dont see many yards keeping old lifts for parts anymore. $450 a tn for unprepared short time ago emptied even the rural yards.most hilow dealers consider pre 2000 as antique. All types of equipment seems to be heading that way.who knows,you might start seeing pre tier 4 showing up at antique eng shows mike a
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:54:14 PM
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Not everyone was getting that for scrap. however lots was scrapped. It is all a cost per square foot thing. If you keep a 10 cent part in inventory long enough, it costs you more then that 10 cents to have kept it.
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Acuna well said"a lot was scrapped" not everybody was getting $450.per but be assured the frequent player was. With the big winch trucks ,they scoured the yards making room. On long island ,there were no more cheap hilows loaders dozesrs that ran but had no bottom left.trying to sell on craigslist was agame of guess my weight with the well equipped low baller on his smart phone telling you to the# how much it weighs and how much he will give you. Mike a
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