Hyster 4000 lb forklift, gas or LPG, any info on model, weight, etc.?

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00q0q_jIemk2E5J0B_600x450.jpgI am told this is an ex-military forklift. I am considering buying it, but have to travel to look at it. I am wondering about transport weight and other issues. Anyone know anything about these? See the picture
 
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It looks like a civilian unit with a cab and lifting points added.

Typically a forklift weighs about twice the lifting capacity.

The mast on this one looks short.
 

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For others info, I understand this is a Hyster Model H40XM and weights just under 9000 lb. I will be buying this and it appears it is an ex-military unit, so will try to post more info on it later.
 

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The Air Force uses a bunch just like it. Do you have plenty of paved or very compacted hard surface to run on? I bought an old clark lift years ago, and while handy, if I got 1in off the hard packed stone of my driveway I was stuck.
 

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The Air Force uses a bunch just like it. Do you have plenty of paved or very compacted hard surface to run on? I bought an old clark lift years ago, and while handy, if I got 1in off the hard packed stone of my driveway I was stuck.
Even on the hard surface in the impound lot mine gets stuck if you're not extremely careful.
 

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This is a very fine unit. The Hyster website has a serial number decoder for year built, engine, options, etc. These sell for full retail value when they come up on GL, I have yet to find a bargain to replace my Cat V40B.
 

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Mine is just a lil 4K Nissan unit, but she has been/is a good one. On a concrete warehouse floor there should be NO issues.:D
 

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You Sir shall pay dearly for that!! I'm gonna sue the site cause you made a "fat PB" joke!! Don't say you didn't mean that either!!:tinkerbell:
Ummm no. You were in the drivers seat. I was hanging like a monkey on the tail of it remember?
 

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These sell for full retail value when they come up on GL, I have yet to find a bargain to replace my Cat V40B.
5,000lb and under solid tire forklifts go for scrap price around here. I'm talking about forklifts with nothing wrong and ready to go to work. High hrs though.

I had two 10,000 lb Hysters I sold to a guy for scrap price just because I'd rather see somebody get some use out of them rather than melted down.
 

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5,000lb and under solid tire forklifts go for scrap price around here. I'm talking about forklifts with nothing wrong and ready to go to work. High hrs though.

I had two 10,000 lb Hysters I sold to a guy for scrap price just because I'd rather see somebody get some use out of them rather than melted down.
Wow. Here in TX, if equipment runs, it is working, and not selling for scrap. The oilpatch is alive and well here.
 

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Wow. Here in TX, if equipment runs, it is working, and not selling for scrap. The oilpatch is alive and well here.
Maybe I should load up a load and head your way.

A couple of years ago we scrapped 5 1998 running Toyota 5K forklifts for a local factory. I tried to sell them first because the owner was going to let me have anything I could get over scrap price. I tried but nobody wanted them. They would all start with a boost. They were high hr machines though as most factory forklifts are.
 

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For others info, I understand this is a Hyster Model H40XM and weights just under 9000 lb. I will be buying this and it appears it is an ex-military unit, so will try to post more info on it later.
I've got three triwalls full of Hyster parts if you need anything. Mostly mast parts ( rollers, cylinder packings, and such). I'm not sure they will fit that model but we can try and match something up if needed. I may also have some manuals for the lift (parts and service).
 
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