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Towmotor Forklift Help


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Old 06-27-2018, 12:02:11 AM
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Default Towmotor Forklift Help

Hi everyone, i have an early Towmotor forklift (maybe early 60s)
It has a sidevalve Chrysler six cyl. engine.
Unfortunately it has been used and abused for many years, then left outside to rot away.
After many months of me freeing the rusty, water-logged engine, doing valves and seats, etc. I finally got it to run again. So i drove it into the shed from outside and continued with stuff like a new fuel tank and so on.
I took it out for it's first lift, all went good, however on the way to do the next lift it lost all drive. After pulling the gearbox out, i find the clutch plate has rusted thru the webbing, and the centre hub has separated from the frictions.

No one that i can find has even heard of Towmotor, let alone able to source a new clutch plate.
Is there anyone in Australia ( or overseas ) that may have a contact for parts like this please?
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:47:55 AM
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Default Re: Towmotor Forklift Help

In NSW Caterpillar (Waugh & Josephson) were the agents for Towmotor. Any good brake and clutch shop will have what you need. So check out the brake places by taking your clutch, pressure plate and thrust bearing to them and they will be able to match it. Otherwise hold your breath and go to the Cat dealer.
If still no luck look up forklift repairers not by brand name but in general and they should be able to supply.
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Old 06-27-2018, 03:39:08 AM
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Default Re: Towmotor Forklift Help

I'm sure I have a workshop manual for one of those I'd like to get rid of, if you're interested?
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Old 06-27-2018, 05:35:25 AM
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Default Re: Towmotor Forklift Help

Is that what they called the Q dodge motor if so hyster used the same engine Don't know if they used same clutch
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:54:58 AM
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My old banger is a Towmotor.I was led to believe it's a Caterpillar pedigree somewhere along the line?Mine was Holden red powered when I got it,also wearing a Vickers hydraulic pump.
I have a pic of mine doing the gardening.
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:21:16 AM
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Default Re: Towmotor Forklift Help

Cat acquired Towmotor in 1965, to complicate it further Mitsubishi had a hand in this as well?, always thought they had Continental engines, at least that is what it appears to be in mine?....
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Old 06-27-2018, 08:32:33 AM
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Default Re: Towmotor Forklift Help

There is lots of Towmotor information here. I have an LT62 built about 1942.
https://www.af.nl/prive/heftrucks/towmotor/towmotor/
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Old 06-27-2018, 05:19:35 PM
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We had two in the'80's , one had a Continental engine, one had a Chrysler. And there was a Hyster that had a Continental in it and was physically the same forklift or bloody close.
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Many Hyster forklifts had continental engines in them especially the larger ones that ran the 6 cylinder continental. Don't know if Towmotor used them as well.
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