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[MOC] Pneumatic Side Loading Forklift

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Hey everyone,

Presenting my latest MOC, the side-loading forklift. It is a C model of 42043 with 3 manual functions and 3 pneumatic functions.

  • HoG steering
  • Live-axle suspension
  • Outriggers
  • Opening doors + bonnet
  • Sliding forklift
  • Raising lift
  • Spreading pallets

This one was quite a challenge to build, mainly because there was no space for real mechanism due to the fact that I had to put a U-shaped hole in the chassis for the authenticity (Here's an image for those who don't know what a side-loading forklift is). That also meant I had to make a really strong, 2-stud wide connection between the rear and front of the chassis, which was a pain given that an axle for outriggers had to run through that joint.

Here are some pictures:

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Thanks for reading! All comments are much appreciated.

BbBT

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Interesting, I have never heard about such forklifts before. Positive video! Like the implementation of the outriggers most of all!

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Cool.

I‘ve seen those in sawmills and wood trading warehouses.

They look somewhat strange bugbane quit interesting.

Great MOC.

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I really like that C-model!
It have both- functions, and nice look without many holes and gasps.
Actually, I never saw any of those in real life, but i know that they exists
:thumbup:

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9 hours ago, Aleh said:

Interesting, I have never heard about such forklifts before. Positive video! Like the implementation of the outriggers most of all!

Thank you! I had never heard of them until 2 weeks ago.

 

3 hours ago, powder12321 said:

I really like that C-model!
It have both- functions, and nice look without many holes and gasps.
Actually, I never saw any of those in real life, but i know that they exists
:thumbup:

Thanks very much :thumbup:

4 hours ago, Andy D said:

Very nice C model. Great functions.

Andy D

Thanks a lot!

 

7 hours ago, TinkerBrick said:

Cool.

I‘ve seen those in sawmills and wood trading warehouses.

They look somewhat strange bugbane quit interesting.

Great MOC.

Thanks! They are quite interesting.

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Very nice model indeed, interesting functions! Reminds me a bit of the B-model of 9395. But yours looks better and pneumatics fit really well.

2 small questions:

1. Is there no steering wheel in the cabin?

2. Is it possible to make the forks lower by pneumatics instead of manual?

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2 hours ago, rener said:

2. Is it possible to make the forks lower by pneumatics instead of manual?

Or use rubber band ?

I like the side forklift, it is in my to-do list for more than a year now but full mechanical -no pneumatic- Maybe some day I will work on. Or a different version (see spoiler)

Spoiler

Container loader

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or Sidebull for reduced mobility person's acces to airplane

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It'a a good MOC, especially considering it is a C-model. I just have a complaint : The fork doesn't go to the ground.

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20 hours ago, grum64 said:

Very nice model with great functions :thumbup:

Thanks!

11 hours ago, rener said:

1. Is there no steering wheel in the cabin?

2. Is it possible to make the forks lower by pneumatics instead of manual?

1. No, there is not. I tried the 42043's wheel but it was too big and I forgot to look for an alternative :grin:

2. I think it would take some extra cylinders that aren't in 42043, but it should be.

8 hours ago, Superkoala said:

It'a a good MOC, especially considering it is a C-model. I just have a complaint : The fork doesn't go to the ground.

Thanks. I agree, the forks' range is probably the worst part of this MOC (IMO).

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But can’t you just attach hoses to the lifting cylinders? 

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2 hours ago, rener said:

But can’t you just attach hoses to the lifting cylinders? 

Ohhhhhhh. I thought you meant to increase the downward range. That would have required extra cylinders. Yes I can, though I would need an extra t-piece. Sorry about that :grin:

Edited by BrickbyBrickTechnic
grammatical thing

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20 minutes ago, BrickbyBrickTechnic said:

Ohhhhhhh. I thought you meant to increase the downward range. That would have required extra cylinders. Yes I can, though I would need an extra t-piece. Sorry about that :grin:

That's what I meant indeed (sorry, my Canadian isn't really well ;)).

But since you already used a third party rope, flicking in an extra t-piece wouldn't really be cheating from the C-model-perspective, right?

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