On your loader?
More pis of 1K
Today I was moving my 53 ft van with the 1K, don't think it would have gotten done with a wanna Bee loader.
I am aware that some fabricator's solution to all problems is to throw more steel at it. Not me.
And did you notice the wide track? While most apiary forklifts are way too tippy; just try to roll this rig. Give it your best shot.
You would have to veer off the side of the road over an embankment to roll the Grabber.
There is a story floating around about a local beekeeper that unloaded his brand new articulated forklift in his driveway which was on an incline and rolled it on its side within 20 feet of the trailer due to the incline and tippiness of his brand new rig.
A forklift with a wide track and very low center of gravity serves the beekeeper very well! :)
FYI, Bobcat has some articulated wheel machines, which make for a smoother turn less rutting things up.
Off topic a bit, but does anyone know the 'legality' of towing the towable lifts (like Harrys) in California?
Hey Mike, didn't Pat H. run the same, at one time?
Yo Keith. I'll see your Swinger and raise you a Gehl. This sucker will pick up your loaded Swinger without a problem. Check out the price and the location. Less than you may have paid.
I saw several others being towed around during almonds ,so they are still being used. I like towing them locally rather than trailering, but never was sure about how legal that is. Maybe the cops dont know either.
Mike, I am aquainted with a beekeeper in Glenn CA that has 5 towables. 3 Nissans and 2 double fork monsters made from Ford one tons. They do a lot of buisness loading and unloading and placing. None of their towables are licenced.
They have been in business for several years. Doesn't mean that's legal, but they are all over your area during almonds, unlicenced.
In Oregon, we licence ours as "Fixed Load Trailers" for one very good reason:
In Oregon, A fixed load trailer does not apply to your GCVW. This means that you can load your truck to the very last gram of it's licenced capacity AND tow the forklift. Or, if you are busted for overweight, the forklift is not part of the equasion.
Goofy, but we'll take whatever we can get!
Thanks for the info,Harry. I bet the double fork monster is fun, especially if you hit a bump!
Guess I will just keep on doing what I'm doing, and not worry about it till someone says different. I like the Oregon law.That would be helpful.
Wollard makes equipment for the military ,not just our military either. I don't see how you can compare the Hummerbee to the Swinger, the Swinger is such a better built piece of equipment.
did you get one Trevor?
[QUOTE=Trevor Mansell;816359 I don't see how you can compare the Hummerbee to the Swinger, the Swinger is such a better built piece of equipment.[/QUOTE]
HHmmm, Jimmy... you hear that? :)
I know the swinger dosen't come in different colors, but when you look at the axels ,the articulation joint ,the thickness of the steel . The thing is built to last. Again I am not trying to pick on the Hummerbee but its basically a 30 year old design . Im only giving my 2 cents because I was going to buy a Hummerbee until I looked at the Swinger, and would advise anybody thinking about a new loader to take a good look at the Swinger.