Yale MP3981:
How do I identify the model???

I have an old Yale/ Bowman , it says on the tag model MP3981. The starter is going out on it and I can't leave it down while the starter is rebuilt. How do I identify the engine so I can maybe order a starter to swap in? I have pictures if needed.
Serial says G877137
03-FG15PVDS
3000 lbs.

am told it might be a gray market unit.
  • Posted 18 Aug 2013 10:19
  • Discussion started by Eastview
  • Washington, United States
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Well I got my parts, replaced the starter and now on to the brake/clutch master....I don't see a bleed valve at the box on top of clutch area where the line goes in. I assume there is a slave in there to actuate the clutch...do I just bleed at the wheel slaves?
  • Posted 13 Sep 2013 00:35
  • Reply by Eastview
  • Washington, United States
Doing a little bit of Googling it appears that this is a Sumitomo built Yale that was not supposed to be here built for the Japanese market via the partnership NACCO has with Sumitomo.
Looks like the actual model is the 03-FG15PVDS. Most likely you are going to have a hard time getting parts for it unless some of the lads on the other side of the pond can shed some light on part numbers.
  • Posted 20 Aug 2013 08:57
  • Reply by Partsguy5
  • California, United States
Where did you get the information you listed?

In your picture the unit looks like a GLP030 w/ a D-5 Mazda engine.

To identify a grey market lift- look for a U-L plaque riveted to the front of the cowl (dash). Also- check the data plate to see if the information is in English. These 2 items will identify a unit as being either for American or European use.

If you find the unit is in fact a grey market you'll have an issue if anyone ever gets hurt on it & turns in a workman's comp claim. I've had this happen to 2 of my clients over the years. (Both comp claims were for nothing serious - a sprained ankle & operator error causing another employee to trip over the forks). In both circumstances, OSHA came in to check the forklift because it was involved in a claim- & both times the company got a pretty big fine & had to remove the forklift from the property immediately to halt any further litigation.
  • Posted 20 Aug 2013 06:21
  • Reply by bbforks
  • Pennsylvania, United States
bbforks (at) Hotmail (dot) com
Customers love technology- until they have to pay to fix it!
pictures sent, thanks for the help.
  • Posted 20 Aug 2013 05:51
  • Reply by Eastview
  • Washington, United States
Send a picture to my email. I'm not familiar with that model #.
  • Posted 19 Aug 2013 01:11
  • Reply by bbforks
  • Pennsylvania, United States
bbforks (at) Hotmail (dot) com
Customers love technology- until they have to pay to fix it!

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