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Re: Fosdick strikes again.
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2017, 12:58:21 AM »
The making stuff  for the timber industry in Independence goes back to  Gerlinger who made
straddle carriers  for lumber bundles...       Long before forklifts were around that     IT was like a long legged tractor---that you could drive right over  a bundle of lumber  (hence the name straddle).. the early ones
(before hydraulics)   then had a ratchet jack that let you clamp on the sides and down to the bottom of the lumber bundle, and ultimately pick it up a  few inches.

A couple of photos of one of those straddle carriers I took in Melbourne last year.

« Last Edit: July 13, 2017, 02:38:01 AM by Rural53 »
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Re: Fosdick strikes again.
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2017, 12:58:21 AM »