Heavy Metal

ClintonH Posted By ClintonH, Dec 2, 2018 at 8:04 AM

  1. ClintonH

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    46516872_578732405917055_2580444659566247936_n.jpg IMG_20181123_133627.jpg Well, here it is: not sure how much it will be used for firewood, but I'm sure it will come in handy in its own way. Loll 400B off-road forklift. 17,000 lbs. GVW, 4,000 lb. lift capacity, maximum height of 34 feet. We're putting up a hop yard and need some vertical access--enter the Loll (nicknamed "Spankey" after the Little Rascal). Next up is to build the man cage and take her up for a ride. It has standard bobcat hydraulic connectors on the mast for fork twist/cant--not sure if it will have the GPM for a splitter or grapple. Power comes from a 225 CID slant-6 (older than I am, believe you me). It's just good, old-fashioned fun to drive this thing--crab steering, 4 wheel drive, LOUD! The kids are in heaven (and so is their Dad).
     
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  2. Jazzberry

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    Scary looking.
     
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  3. DodgyNomad

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    Handy looking unit. Check all your hoses, fittings, cables and connections closely before putting a person up in the air. And practice practice practice first for the operator.

    Also, have a solid plan B for getting a person back down if there's a failure.
     
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    Too Cool:cool:
    Wish i had it in my yard,it would fit right in.Need any engine parts,i took one to our dump and it is still there.
     
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  5. ClintonH

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    She keeps polishing up the more I go over her. Added some ATF to the crank case for some gunk clean out--it has some moisture in the oil from sitting so long. One oil change in and it's improving--I'll run the ATF around for a bit and then do a quick change. The slant-6 has a breather on the head cover--as the engine gets warmed up some steam is visibly exiting this breather. It was a bit neglected sitting in the woods for how many years only with occasional use. It seems to be sorting itself out--new fuel filter, swished/cleaned the fuel tank out (talk about RED gasoline--chunks of rust wouldn't pour out of the 5-gallon bucket). Hydro fluid is full and clear. Operating height will be only about 16 ft up to reach 20-foot hop trellis, SO I like that it's not maxed out when in use. The 4-wheel steering is AWESOME.
     
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  6. Medic21

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    Double check holding valves on the cylinders before using it as a man lift. Have not seen one of those for years, probably good to have a annual inspection on it to make sure it’s safe.

    PM me and I can hook you up with someone that can look it over if your close to Indiana.
     
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  7. greg13

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    That is actually LULL. The company was bought by JLG, not sure if they are still making them or not..
    I can't tell from the picture, but what made Lull unique was the whole carriage assembly slid forward on the frame about 6' so you could set a pallet of blocks on scaffolding and just slide the carriage back to get out from under it without moving the machine. The Hydraulic lift tower on the forks was an option I believe most had the forks on the end of the arms with just a tilt frame.

    found this on it
    https://www.vertikal.net/en/news/story/19490/
     
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  8. AlbergSteve

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    More importantly, how big is the hop yard, and what varieties???;)
     
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    The ultimate top down chimney cleaning tool.
     
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  10. DodgyNomad

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    nice thing with the slant is they're tough as nails and cheap for both parts and repairs. It will be other systems on that unit that will likely fail first. Be careful if you're putting folks up in the air, don't ask me how I know.
     
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  11. ClintonH

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    Yes, Lull (whoops). Forks do have their own mast that adds ~12' of travel. The carriage traverse is neat--slide forward/back 6' without moving the machine. The hop yard is in process--1 acre to start. Half the hops are centennial, one third are fuggle, one 6th are magnum, all based on area brewers' needs.
     
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  12. Todd67

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    Pretty cool contraption you got there. Never seen one before, but I can think of quite a few uses for one. Be safe and best of luck with the hop yard!
     
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    I don't know what it is or how/where I would use it, BUT, I want one.
     
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    who doesn't want a 40' wood pile?
     
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    I would epoxy my boots to the floor in case a of a pothole.
     
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    technically one of the rules of using a manlift is that it is only up and down movement, no forward or backward movement of the vehicle :)
     
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    Never heard of that rule before. I been driving manlifts and scissor lifts for over 40 years. If it has wheels on it it will be driven with someone in it and a small bump turns it into a rocket launcher.
     
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    doesn't apply to scissor lifts, but it does to a manlift on a forklift.

    1926.453(b)(2)(viii)
    An aerial lift truck shall not be moved when the boom is elevated in a working position with men in the basket, except for equipment which is specifically designed for this type of operation in accordance with the provisions of paragraphs (a)(1) and (2) of this section.
    1926.453(b)(2)(ix)
    Articulating boom and extensible boom platforms, primarily designed as personnel carriers, shall have both platform (upper) and lower controls. Upper controls shall be in or beside the platform within easy reach of the operator. Lower controls shall provide for overriding the upper controls. Controls shall be plainly marked as to their function. Lower level controls shall not be operated unless permission has been obtained from the employee in the lift, except in case of emergency.
    1926.453(b)(2)(xii)
    Before moving an aerial lift for travel, the boom(s) shall be inspected to see that it is properly cradled and outriggers are in stowed position except as provided in paragraph (b)(2)(viii) of this section.

    That being said, I am always at least holding on when moving :)
     
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    I didn't know there were rules. Im sure nobody will break the rules.==c
     
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  21. ClintonH

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    Yea....we won't break the rules. _g
     
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