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Pro and cons of Clark clg55 please help

Discussion in 'Forklifts/Telehandlers' started by Colt czerwinski, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Colt czerwinski

    Colt czerwinski Member

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    Looking to buy forklift Clark clg55 can I still get parts for it ? My forklift mechanic says he only seen two in his whole career ? Any info would be great . Tia 00m0m_9tsMz3hBz8s_600x450.jpg 00m0m_9tsMz3hBz8s_600x450.jpg 00m0m_9tsMz3hBz8s_600x450.jpg
     
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    Has CGP55 on overhead guard. Appears to be on LP gas by tank on back.
    Pic of the data plate showing actual model/serial number would enable help.
    Would depend on what parts you might need.
     
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    It's a cgp55 yes it's a lp truck has Chevy v6 in it don't need any parts yet but want to know if it's a good buy I don't use it a lot have a welding and fabrication shop
     

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    "Good buy" would depend on a MAJORITY of the following:
    You have access/possession to use/test out, everything seems to work.
    Knowledge of where it came from-Past use/maintenance/treatment as to weather exposure.
    Is its size, down height/lift height,and capacity suitable for where you will want to run it.
    How much the owner wants for it.
    One sold 9/18/19, with 9970 hours for $6500.00
    Another sold 6/6/18, with 1712 hours for $5,750.00.
    Hr meter reading are relative... We figure 2,000 hours a year on a machine used in a
    production environment, 8 to 5, 5 days a week. No hour meter numbers should be
    taken as gospel.
    All that said, the pics looks like a better that average machine appearance/condition.
    Seat used, but intact and not NEW. Triple stage upright and whatever attachment is
    a plus from a "vanilla" truck. Headlights, mirrors not banged up. paint in "good" condition.

    There is some references to "discontinued". Could mean just no longer produce(model change),
    problem truck, etc. Send me an email address to: forktruck@yahoo.com.
    I will be getting some specific info on its SN and fwd to you / 2 or 3 days.
    Cheers
     
  5. Colt czerwinski

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    Thanks for the help I tried to email you but yahoo says they blocked me my email is metallineaz@gmail.Com look forward to your info
     
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    I appreciate your help a lot , I can't wait to see the info you have on this forklift . I have used this forklift for about 6 months in my shop and have had no problems with it my friend buys and sells forklift and he bought it and shipped it to me so I could use it until he found me another one a little smaller but I fell in love with it and love the capacity of it not that i use it all but nice to have I mostly use it in my shop to unload steel and to load gates and such and more also I do some commercial welding and Fabrication and get into big projects sometimes . I checked the oil when I got it and it was good looks like it's going to need a radiator soon and it has some rust in places but not to bad I don't remember the hours on it but i can look tomorrow . The owners wants 7800.00 for it he originally wanted 10,000 and that was too much for me and he is taking a deposit then letting me make 12 monthly payments. Also I would like to service it soon would like to know what I should do obviously plugs wires cap and rotor change oil . Possibly change hydraulic fluid if that's possible or needed any info would be great thanks also want to paint it and clean it up
     
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    Here is my smoker project I'm building with it too . 20200104_152225.jpg
     
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    Thousand dollars of smoker... Takes a millions dollars worth of meat...LOL Sharp fab there.

    Info obtained e mailed today. Your e mail address added to my contacts and should allow you in now.
    Please acknowledge on it to confirm.
     
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    I just sent email again and still got blocked
     
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    OK. Got the block corrected and have obtained and sent detailed info on the machine from a Clark source.
    We can go from here on anything further you need.