My Tonka Toy

My Tonka Toy

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:41 am

Never did post nay pictures and recently had a chance to get some, still for sale. Small one is gone. ;)

This is a 1968 7 ton Marion High lift, the same company famous for the massive drag line shovels.

Some have converted to 8, 9 and even 10 ton lifts. Typically a coal truck is 4 ton and you'll get 5 on with the boards. Everything on this truck is double. Pictures are good but you really need to be standing there to see how big it really is.
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Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: My Tonka Toy

PostBy: zeeklu On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:50 pm

How high does it go? It must get pretty hairy on uneven or soft ground. Chris
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC2000
Coal Size/Type: nut
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC 2000

Re: My Tonka Toy

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:45 am

beefy truck :D
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm af-150 1982
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: alaska kodiak stoker 1986
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 1980 kenmore


Re: My Tonka Toy

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:44 pm

zeeklu wrote:How high does it go? It must get pretty hairy on uneven or soft ground. Chris


Don't really know but I'd guess 9 or 10 feet from the bottom . You need to be level left to right on the back axle to raise it up, you'd have to block up on one side if you weren't. You can't raise it if you're pointed up a hill either. Pointed down a hill is no problem.

The bigger problem if it was crooked is all the coal would come off one side exacerbating the off balance issue.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite