I have just purchased a Yale Forklift and have no idea what age or model it is. As a newbie to this forum I will have to find my way around, but if anyone can help me identify it, that might help me in the repair process. Currently it needs some TLC, it doesnt select gears, has no brakes and the steering is vague (to say the least).

I do like a project, so this weekend should be the begining of an interesting restoration.

Here's a link to a picture, I just have to work out how to add more of them.

http://www dot forkliftaction dot com/upload/forum/YALE-McCormick dot JPG (just replace all three "dot"s with a ".")

Any help on identification appreciated, happy to answer any questions put to me.


  • Posted 2 Nov 2016 04:46
  • Modified 2 Nov 2016 22:13 by administrator
  • Discussion started by Steve01
  • Ireland
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Hey Steve what part of Ireland u in ,if I can help u out I will
  • Posted 11 Nov 2016 04:59
  • Reply by DAMO
  • DUBLIN, Ireland
It is an early 60's KGP-51
  • Posted 11 Nov 2016 00:34
  • Reply by Scrapiron
  • North Carolina, United States
Used Yales were my forte'
I'm thinking a KPG-51. That would have a flat head 6 cyl Chrysler IND 30.
  • Posted 10 Nov 2016 02:11
  • Reply by bbforks
  • Pennsylvania, United States
bbforks (at) Hotmail (dot) com
Customers love technology- until they have to pay to fix it!
OK thanks, I'll have a better look at the weekend.



From Admin...Here is a photo of the numbers Steve01 found..
http://www dot Forkliftaction dot com/upload/forum/mccormick dot jpg (just replace the 3x "dot"s with a "."
  • Posted 4 Nov 2016 00:43
  • Modified 4 Nov 2016 16:38 by administrator
  • Reply by Steve01
  • Ireland
Too many numbers. This is probably a component number for the bracket.
  • Posted 4 Nov 2016 00:38
  • Reply by BREWSKI
  • Nebraska, United States
A quick look has revealed a number stamped on the steering column upper bracket, it appears to be 2517936 81 CF
  • Posted 3 Nov 2016 23:37
  • Reply by Steve01
  • Ireland
Brilliant, thanks will look there and let you know...
  • Posted 3 Nov 2016 23:24
  • Reply by Steve01
  • Ireland
Not sure on that truck. Look along the side panels just below the door openings. some were stamped at the base of the front console.
  • Posted 3 Nov 2016 23:21
  • Reply by BREWSKI
  • Nebraska, United States
Thanks for the reply,

I'll hopefully get a good look at it this weekend and see if I can locate a serial number. Is there anywhere specific I should be looking?


  • Posted 3 Nov 2016 19:58
  • Reply by Steve01
  • Ireland
WOW, that is OLD. I am not sure of the exact model but I would guess it is 60s vintage. Could be a G51P or a G83P The serial number should be stamped in the frame. If you can find it I should be able to get you a model type.
  • Posted 3 Nov 2016 07:57
  • Reply by BREWSKI
  • Nebraska, United States

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