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Old 12-12-2013, 12:36:45 PM
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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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Hi, I think your best bet would be to try and match them up from a vehicle of the same era. Clark bought out Ross in 1953 and very few Clark dealerships today even know what a Ross was to say nothing about anyone having any experience, parts or service wise. That said most of the yard type lifts of the day used a vehicle (truck) differential rather than a purpose built one like later machines. I think that International and maybe Ford used this same brake type in their lighter trucks, say ton and a half or two ton models. If you can maybe go on Redpower and post the pictures and see if anyone recognizes them or take them to Napa and go through an older picture book. The last Ross that I worked on was 20 years ago and I just needed some generic parts so it was fairly straight forward.
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Also try the Ross forklift group on yahoo.
Not much traffic, but there is some detailed knowledge in that group.
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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
You mean you have a forklift with brakes? (even on one wheel) Wow! The first two forklifts I had didn't have brakes. To brake going forward I threw it in reverse, to brake going backward was first gear. I finally broke down and got a forklift with brakes, lights, etc. I like it a lot better!
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You mean you have a forklift with brakes? (even on one wheel) Wow! The first two forklifts I had didn't have brakes. To brake going forward I threw it in reverse, to brake going backward was first gear. I finally broke down and got a forklift with brakes, lights, etc. I like it a lot better!
Yep! Been there, done that. My "new" forklift even has that new fangled power steering, man it's nice
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It seems to me finding any type auto / machinery parts at auto stores, without a vehicle or proper parts number is a thing of the past. I would think somewhere somehow this part is available new. Finding the source of supply will be difficult.
However you might find a used machine being parted out, at heavy equipment dismantlers (aka) heavy equipment salvage dealers. These companies are located all over the country & numerous listings on Google. You may find one that specializes in forklifts. You might make this part of your hunt. If you find a complete used set-up you can have the shoe relined at an auto parts supplier. ????
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It seems to me finding any type auto / machinery parts at auto stores, without a vehicle or proper parts number is a thing of the passed.
There are still a few good ones out there that will try to help, and have people with resources unknown to us the customers. I know and deal with a couple that have the ability to find parts that i thought were long obsolete.
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There are still a few good ones out there that will try to help,
I agree & as stated. "Finding the source of supply will be difficult." . It seems to me that if you do not have a computer number for your part, you'll go from store to store looking for help.
Years ago the sales clerks would go into mountains of catalogs looking for your parts.
This Clark Ross is most likely twice as old as most parts store clerks. Most of these clerks will look at you and ask. What is it?.
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The Ross lifts we had here, were old aircraft lifts which drove over a part and picked it up, under neath it and carried it. The old saw mill here, used them for a long time, carrying bunks of lumber. I didn't, but, back in the 60's they'd run down the street working. Sawmill on both sides of the street, and the boys who had paper routes, on Harley 125's, 165's and Super 10's would catch them, empty, on the street and drive under and thru them, as they traveled, empty. Someone would have a fit today if that happened.
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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.
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