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Walnutport, Pennsylvania
United States


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Apr 27, 2009 at 4:38 pm
What a rare prize! One of one left! (Only goes to show that, given enough luck, a guy can find any forkin' thing he's looking for! lmao image )
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1944 Crosley/Transitier 2500 lift (WWII forklift)

Last updated Sep 1, 2008  

Photo of a 1944 Crosley/Transitier 2500 lift (WWII forklift)


This is the only WWII model known to exist. Afreind found it while deer hunting. It belonged to a mushroom farmer who bought it at a military surplus auction in 1950. He used it up to 1974 and then drove it into the woods and parked it. When I picked it up it was halfway buried. Took a backhoe, and a 4 wheel drive to get it out, and loaded onto my trailer.
It took almost 4 hours of pressure washing to clean out the dirt that surronded the motor, and trans. A 20 ton porto power to get the mast unfrozen. I actyually got the engine freed up and had it running, but it needed an overhaul despertly. I sand blasted it, rebult the engine, resealed the trans, and repainted it.
I use it all the time on the farm. I cannot believe how well it gets around without getting stuck.


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