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Jacking up a Forklift?


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Old 02-12-2013, 05:59:18 PM
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Here's a rather odd idea that might work. Maybe a chain and come-along to a BIG tree to tip it over sideways, then put blocking under it. Release the tension in chain, and shake the vehical to see if it wants to fall off,before you get under it. Chalk the wheel so it can't roll.

---------- Post added at 04:59 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:57 PM ----------

Maybe a chain(s) in the other direction too so it can't fall over all the way.
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I kind of like Johns idea of using a heavy trailer with a few deck boards removed to reach up through. I had an open center skid loader trailer at one time that would have worked good for that. Would be about as safe as having an actual pit to work in other than you would still be laying on your back and reaching a lot higher, or maybe setting up working instead of being able to stand up like you could in a pit.

No chance of it falling on you unless the trailer is too light weight and the whole thing collapses.

But.... If you don't have a trailer you can get it up on, then you still have to get creative. And Stay Safe.
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Not owning flunkies anymore ain't helping, passed the shop today at about 4pm and saw one of the college kids was there, I had to pickup parts and drop a package off at Fedex, but figured I could make it back in time to have him give me 5 minutes help to just pickup rear of forklift for a quick look. Returned 45 minutes later and he was gone. Friend that rents shop from me was supposed to be here all day Monday, she woke up sick that day. So my next best guess on help is Friday. So far nothing has been done other than the suggestions here, and me getting big chunk of I beam, loader leaks down too fast for me to pick it up and jump down for a look. Whole point of getting this lift was so I could give the loader a break and fix it
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Always nice to have friends you canT count on.

Especially after years of helping them at the drop of a hat every time they needed something, and then they can't take even 5 minutes out of their busy life to help you when you need it.
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Well to put an end to this thread the forklift is FIXED, and it was done without crawling under it. We picked rear of the machine up with the loader and threw a heavy steel plate down, then an old car wheel, this gave about 6" clearance from the ground. Then I disconnected the wires from the solenoid on the firewall, and removed cable clamp holding positive battery cable going to the starter. Then broke both starter bolts loose with a wrench, then used a ratchet to remove them, 1 click at a time, somewhere in there I started bleeding from the cotter pin digging its way into my arm. Had a friend lay on the ground and reach under the machine to hold starter while I pulled the second bolt, then had him just let it down slowly, battery cable held it about an inch from the ground. Working through that 6" gap I was able to disconnect all the wires, then swap starters and reconnect wires. Then friend lifted starter, while looking in from above I directed where he needed to go with it until it was in place, then find first bolt hole, then second, and voila it was back in place. On just about any other machine this would have been a simple 15 minute job, but the one hole where I could see the bolts was also the only place my arm would fit, and the person reaching up from below could not see anything except the side of the machine. So the little Daewoo is running again, god its nice to have a forklift with power steering, working brakes, lights and side shift
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Good for you lady!
Sounds like a real bugger.
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Default Re: Jacking up a Forklift?

Glad to hear you found one of those elusive friends to help you and got it fixed.

I thought about reviving this thread again last week to ask about it, but then I kind of got sidetracked for a while.
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Was wondering how you made out. From reading your posts I knew you had what it takes to get it running. Good job!!
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I thought about reviving this thread again last week to ask about it
Thanks for not doing that, it was starting to be a sore subject with me, and the forklift mocking me every time I pulled in the driveway was not helping.

I'm hoping I do not need to do that job again soon, but I'm not holding my breath either. I never did figure out what engine is in that machine, and only 1 ebay seller listed a starter to fit that forklift model#. When it arrived I took it out of the box and quality looked good, then I rolled it over and saw the "Made in China" label, I was real tempted to return it, but the machine was made in South Korea, so maybe thats what it came with. Plan to have the original starter rebuilt and keep it as a spare, just in case.
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Okay, so I know the thread is old, but it's not dead yet, so I'm not necroposting... I just see something that I find interesting.

This Daewoo is a newer lift... by that, I mean that the engineering of three dozen years of forklift manufacture and service preceeded it, and the builders probably learned some pretty good lessons about stuff.

Typically, the counterweight comes off pretty easily. On this one, looks like there might be need to remove the cage... at least, unbolt the back legs, and swing it forward.

From there, approach it from the rear with something that'll lift the counterweight. There's lifting points in it SOMEWHERE... could be just part of the casting, could be lifting holes. Whatever you lift it off with, could be an overhead gantry, or three-point on a good sized tractor, should just be a matter of unbolting a couple of bolts, and lifting the counterweight off it's hangers... then pull forward. You'll probably find that once the CW is off, there's lots more space to access the power unit.

As for jacking it up- look up on each side of the mast- there's heavy steel tabs with square holes. I'd be willing to bet that those tabs are dual-function- first, is to tie the machine down for transport, and also, to fit a frame through for jacking the wheels off the ground. Remember- the heavy end of the forklift is the COUNTERWEIGHT. The mast isn't light, but the lifting reaction of the machine means the far end needs to be heavy.

For service to the drive wheel end, one can usually leave the counterweight on, tilt the mast full back, remove the trunion bolts that hold mast in place, place a hardwood block under the mast, then tilt mast forward onto block to lift mast off the trunions. Secure the top of the mast (against a building, etc), then disconnect hydraulics from mast, disconnect tilt cylinders, and back away. After that, it's a good idea to remove the counterweight, because the drive axles will be pretty light.
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