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Old 10-14-2017, 05:10:08 PM
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I traded for this machine not long ago and would like any info. There is no tag or model numbers that I have found. Ideally the capacity, something close to the year and maybe engine size. The front tires are 7.00x12, the rear are 6.50x10. It appears to raise well over 10-12 ft. I haven't measured. The engine is a Chrysler flathead 6 cylinder with a length of 21". I think maybe a 218 or 230 ci. It had a zenith updraft carburetor on it. I installed the propane. It has the shifter controls on the column as can be seen in the picture. I read somewhere that may be a way to judge the year and model. The transmission is hydrostatic with a clutch -brake pedal combination. You do not need to use the clutch to shift from forward or reverse. Thank you for any reply. CK
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Old 10-14-2017, 05:21:42 PM
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Default Re: Old yale forklift

I am pretty sure with the six cylinder chrysler engine u have a 6000lbs truck. but I don't remeber the model number. Its early 1970's
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Thank You Tim, much more than I did know.
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Old 10-14-2017, 05:30:13 PM
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Default Re: Old yale forklift

Forgot to mention, as long as the truck is stopped u can shift forward/reverse. Ithink on that truck the left pedal is what we called the inching pedal, acted as abrake and allowed slow movement in either direction

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some of those trucks had the tag on the sheet metal by the seat or on the back side of the dash behind the boom, on the right side.
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I've pretty much looked it over for a tag, read somewhere there were numbers stenciled into the frame. This little jewel has been painted several times, no luck locating numbers. The left pedal does appear to do as you have described. Thanks again, CK
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Greetings Charley K, Yale claims the ID of your lift truck is stamped on the chassis. At times its not. The model year I would put mid to late 60s. Reason I say this, later units (70s) had slant 6 OHV Chrysler engines. I believe it has a Rockwell Shuttle trans. Possible location for a stamping is on the chassis lip when you swing the access doors on the side open. Your model # could be L83P 050 or L83P 060. (5000 or 6000 lb rating) Another place to look for stampings is on the upper yolk that ties the mast rails together. Climb on top of the safety cage and look. Call Yale with those #s and they will tell you the mast capacity. Somewhere to start. Enuf Said.
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Thank You for the info, I'll look it over again tomorrow.
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That's a good looking truck. Not all beat to death, covered with filth and leaking oil from every pore. The pneumatic tires make it less likely to get stuck on anything but smooth concrete. I don't have the answers to your questions but I noticed that the engine is missing the original air cleaner. Looks like someone replaced it with something resembling a K&N. I'd get rid of that thing as soon as possible and replace it with what the factory intended. I've read on several sites that the K&N's are not good air filters. Why risk it?
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I had one just like it a few years ago. I bought a shop manual for it on ebay. I purchased it at a school auction for $750. Kept it and used it around here loading and unloading old iron for a couple of years. I found a nicer fork lift and put the old Yale on ebay. It brought over $2K! Once you have a forklift moving the old iron you can never be without one. I've got a 6K lift and a 15K lift. Both older models but they run, have brakes, lights and lift what I want them to.
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Greg is correct on the model #, L 83 P 050 0r 060 is your model number. He is also correct on the year, I forgot that the 70's had the slant 6 chryslers. u now have the info u need.
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