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mcnallys towing attachment
  • peter_m
  • lanarkshire, United Kingdom
when is the materials handling industry going to waken up and recognise the benifits to food and aid distribution that mcnallys towing attachment provides,surely the assett of being able to manipulate civilian tow-ball trailers in china's earthquake zones ,and other global disaster areas,its obvious that all the major companies don't want him to make it because they all manufacture tow-tugs at much higher costs,and his attachment which turns FLT's into tow-tugs would cost a fraction of a tow-tug
  • Posted 27 May 2008 11:26 PM
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Peter M - I thinks what you will find is that the majority of the industrial forklift manufacturers do not recommend there units be used for towing purposes for liability and other issues. Most state so in the machines operators manual. Yes, there are users that do tow with them but at there own risk.

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  • Posted 28 May 2008 10:11 PM
  • peter_m
  • lanarkshire, United Kingdom
dear johnr..............
I think this a load o balloney as far as regulations are concerned you cant see the conciquencies of fork truck design with a drop pintle bar at the rear end of FLT's, whats that for? ya dafty..........
theres a global emergency on food and aid, all truck manufacturers should have a universal application for towing or supply mcnallys tool........
  • Posted 3 Jun 2008 10:03 PM
  • AndyPandy
  • Staffordshire, WM, United Kingdom
Peter, the primary use of the towing pin on a Lift Truck is for recovery of the machine. The weight distribution of a Lift Truck does not lend itself to safe towing as all the weight is on the steering wheels with very little on the driving and braking wheels (unless a ballast weight is carried). It seems to me you are just attempting to get cheap advertising for an ill thought out attachment. After all it is a Lift Truck and not a Tow Truck, the clue is in the name.
  • Posted 3 Jun 2008 11:11 PM
if you like his towing attachment you should see his whole line of forklift attachments (lol)
such as
-the counterweight mounted seats for 1 to 2 additional persons to help add counterweight for heavier than rated loads and a comfy ride
-template for cutting holes in forks for ball hitches
-wood pallet to work platform conversion kit (includes nails, 4 1x1's, and 10 feet of rope)
-the forklift sidecar for passengers lol
-high pressure duct tape (for hydraulic leaks lol)

any1 else "know" of any other products this company can put out? lol

this site attracts alot of these types since this seems to be the major and only forklift forum in the world

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  • Posted 18 Jun 2008 12:27 AM
it might be ok if youre towing pillows or a box full of inflated helium balloons lol

obvious didnt pass HS physics to see the glaringly obvious weight distribution problem there

i hate these salesmen types
its all well and good until some gets their head chopped off in an industrial accident

id hate to be on the receiving end of that lawsuit

New York, New York its a heluva know that The Bronx is up..and I'm Brooklyn down
  • Posted 19 Jun 2008 09:00 AM
Actually, I just did a course at a car dealership whose primary purpose for the forklift is to tow stalled vehicles into the garage. I cringed when I heard that but now Toyota has given up on the 'hooks' to tow the vehicles and all new cars will have to be pushed into the garage.

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  • Posted 19 Jun 2008 10:37 AM
there are towing attachments (for the forks) for moving car similar to a tow truck's wheel lift bar
i work on an old baker with this attachment that a local PD uses to move cars whose interiors "shouldn't be disturbed" if you catch my meaning
slightly morbid

New York, New York its a heluva know that The Bronx is up..and I'm Brooklyn down
  • Posted 19 Jun 2008 12:44 PM
  • • Modified 19 Jun 2008 12:44 PM by poster
ahh found it
only 1 site has it
i cant find the manufacturers website

heres who sells it and a pic onf 1 in action
http :// houseofwreckers com/ brochures/ d3. php

New York, New York its a heluva know that The Bronx is up..and I'm Brooklyn down
  • Posted 19 Jun 2008 01:15 PM
  • • Modified 19 Jun 2008 01:17 PM by poster
Nah, they were using the forklift's rear pin to haul these cars around. What amazes me though is if Lexus/Toyota builds such wonderful, reliable cars, why are they being towed to the dealership, and then have to be hauled by the forklift, into the service bays for repair? lol

Constantly Lifting The Standard!
  • Posted 19 Jun 2008 11:55 PM
i understood what you were saying
i was just pointing out the correct attachment lol

ive seen all sorts of silly things ppl do with forklifts

New York, New York its a heluva know that The Bronx is up..and I'm Brooklyn down
  • Posted 20 Jun 2008 08:28 AM
  • roadrat
  • North Carolina, United States
Peter, We all can appreciate your desire to help folks in need, and in this "unique" situation we can see it helps, but as a "marketable" device for continued use in an industrial application is not only unsafe, but impractical. The steering characteristics of a lift truck prohibit it. In the States we have enough problems getting operators to use a lift truck in a manner for which it was "designed" like lifting and carrying a load without hurting someone or damaging property, let alone training an operator to use a lift truck as a "Tow" vehicle besides it won't fly with are favorite OSHA folks.
ASME B56.1 and OSHA 1910.178
We are not trying to "Rain on your parade" Just being honest.

  • Posted 20 Jun 2008 09:43 AM
  • • Modified 20 Jun 2008 01:43 PM by poster
  • roadrat
  • North Carolina, United States
Justin, I didn't see an "800" number to order your products!
I would like to order 2 work platform kits, and the template for ball hitches Do you take American Express?[url removed] send catalogue!

  • Posted 20 Jun 2008 09:58 AM
  • • Modified 20 Jun 2008 10:06 AM by poster
o im sorry
how silly of me
the number to order those is
1800 6742946(OSHA WHO!!?) lol

our motto at Ted's Forklift Attachment Emporium is - "BUY OUR PRODUCTS BUT DONT COME BACK BOO HOO HOOING WHEN THEY HURT SOMEONE"

also we have a special this week on overhead guard mounted LCD/dvd players - to cure the doldrum of picking pallets all day

New York, New York its a heluva know that The Bronx is up..and I'm Brooklyn down
  • Posted 20 Jun 2008 11:01 AM
  • • Modified 20 Jun 2008 11:01 AM by poster
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