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MarksA-C

Picked up this Forklift mounted to the tractor from a old dealership near me.

They used it for many years in the 60's until they could get a actual forklift to unload trucks.

B-1 Forklift mounted on a 1959 Simplicity 700 Wonderboy.

 

I got it running but it needs carb work as well as governor/throttle springs. 

 

More to come as I get it cleaned up!

 

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MarksA-C
43 minutes ago, Talntedmrgreen said:

Lookin great!!  Welcome to the ‘club’!  Have you had a chance to operate it yet?

Not yet, I have to rebuild the carb and then finish filling the hydraulics. 

Been TOO cold to work and even with the heater going garage barely breaks 20 degrees

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Simplicity7013H

Nice find! Boy would I like to have one of those someday! If I did have one I would have a storage system like Josh does with all his racks. If you don't mind, could I ask how much one might expect to pay for something like this?

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Chris727
34 minutes ago, Simplicity7013H said:

Nice find! Boy would I like to have one of those someday! If I did have one I would have a storage system like Josh does with all his racks. If you don't mind, could I ask how much one might expect to pay for something like this?

These forklifts aren't exactly readily available. There was one mounted to a B-110 on Facebook maybe a month ago and I think it was listed at $2 grand but I don't know what ultimately happened to it. There were multiple offers probably for a higher price and it was a rough looking machine. I did get mine for next to nothing but many components were missing. I will probably have over $1000 into acquiring the missing parts and replacing hydraulic components, and it didn't come with a tractor. 

 

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Talntedmrgreen

I think we have seen a couple significant changes in how the odd and rare items are valued, due mostly to technology.  2 decades ago items like the forklift were thought of as almost mythical.  If one surfaced it was usually between private parties and the cost was high due to the percieved rarity.  

With the advent of craigslist, ebay, simpletractors, etc collectors were able to see these things more often so the scarcity declined a bit.  “Deals” would pop up, get snatched, and with the economy hurting the prices of most things dropped.  

Now, with facebook driving the majority of transactions, almost anything becomes an auction, so to speak.  Guys are battling each other, talking things up and prices climb rapidly.  Forgood or bad, Some amazing sale prices are being realized.  That forklift on facebook sirred a lot of interest and the seller quickly became aware of what he had.  His $2000 price probably jumped quite a bit as he was badgered with climbing offers. It seems he went quiet, likely due to the naysayers that seem to plague facebook discussions. 

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