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New to Me Clark C500-30


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Old 03-12-2016, 09:56:16 PM
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Default New to Me Clark C500-30

just brought home and unloaded my clark C500-30 forklift. got it running, brakes are ok and the hydraulics are ok. BUT it is an automatic that when you get moving it is like a stick shift car taking off in 4th gear. slow and not much power till it gets going. There seems to be a lever of some sort missing at seat level to the right of the drivers seat, below the seat is a rod that seems to go to this missing lever and it goes to the transmission and would like to know what it does and how it works. Seems like a 60 ish year. flathead motor.

And I would like to know what fluid goes in the gear drive for the hydraulic pump. Thanks for all your help.
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Default Re: New to Me Clark C500-30

The missing lever may be a hi-lo for the trans. Might be in hi range, hence the slow startoff.
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Hi and lo on mine is left side of steering column below the forward reverse shuttle shift .
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Default Re: New to Me Clark C500-30

Is there a parking brake lever somewhere? I have no idea of the model number because the data plate is missing, but our shop forklift is a late 70s/early 80s 5000lb cushion tire Clark and the park brake lever is to the right of the seat. Pointing forward is released.
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