identifaction of old crane

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identifaction of old crane

Post #1 by rabet1 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:57 pm

Hi all,
I am very very new to your site, like 1 hour, but I hope you will still help me.
I posted a "hello" post in the new member section.
On a free listing sales site in Malaysia someone was selling an old yard crane and it caught my eye.
The information I have is not much, I do have a picture but I do not know how to attach it to this site and I do not have a smart phone.

Information I have is :-
The crane was made in Japan, around 1957, it is a 5 ton capacity, 6 wheels, model KD - 50A. It has an isuzu engine 4 cyl.
I completed a search and contacted a company called "Unic"
The reply said, yes we made the crane, but no body has any information and we do not have any design spec or details.
When the crane was made the company was called KYOEI KAIHATSU and then renamed to "FURUKAWA" and then bought out by "ONIC', these people makes hi abs for lorries.
I would like to buy this ( and the wife will kill me!!!!!!!) but it is worth saving. This would be a very large project for 1 person, but i cannot find any information,.
Does any one know of it, or someone who might know????
Here is hoping
Rabet


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Re: identifaction of old crane

Post #2 by Jeremy Rowland » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:04 pm

Rabet you can easily attach photos by clicking on the "Upload Pic" tab above, use the browse option to select the photo then click to upload it, then click the insert all images and close option. :thumbup:

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Re: identifaction of old crane

Post #3 by Whitlock 505 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:35 pm

Hi Rabet

Welcome to the site, where there is a wealth of information, that would make a fantastic project and would be saving a part of Japanese manufacturing, looking at the company history, 1957 was when they developed the mechanical hydraulic crane so it could very well be one of the companies first!hope the wife agrees to it!!! I found a pic off a hiab but could not find a 1957 crane, good luck, keep us updated, all like minded people on here

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Re: identifaction of old crane

Post #4 by rabet1 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:46 pm

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Ahh at last got some pics in the post (with the help of my son) this is the said crane, does it help anone!!

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Re: identifaction of old crane

Post #5 by Jeremy Rowland » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:38 pm

Wow that is an odd looking machine nonetheless it would be good to see it saved. :thumbup:

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Re: identifaction of old crane

Post #6 by hair bear » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:19 am

That looks to me like an absolute 'must have'!


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