Mini Forklift Truck
The smallest forklift that I have built, features drive, steering, lifted and tilted fork. Including pro-building instructions.
The aim was to built the smallest forklift features all functions. A XL motor drives the front wheels with a 8/24 and 20t on differential. The use of new frame enable to have a strong building, without creaking sounds. The steering is operated by a M-motor, with a worm gear and clutch. I have chosen the single steering wheel in order to have a very small construction. Therefore, the frame measures 12cmx17cm. The tilting of the fork is operated by a M-motor with worm gear and a clutch. The fork is build on a variation of the fork of the 8416 set. Mine raises the fork at 24cm. I have tried to keep in mind to have a good design with yellow panels and I think I succeed, the forklift truck is small and very playable.
About the building instructions, I have drawn the forklift on SR3D builder, then I created the instructions with mlcad and Lpub4.0, the renderer is Ldglite. The result is a success, make building instructions become easier with SR3D and Lpub4.0, what encourage me to make more building instructions (as you can notice).
As I said I have made pro building instructions. As usual, you can buy it for 5€ and then download the instruction immediately. Here is the complete bill of material on rebrickable.
By using the next up paypal button, you will get the pro-building instruction in PDF for 5€.
After your payment, click on “return to MocShop” and wait for the redirection, you will be redirected directly on the PDF file. If you browser can read the PDF, please wait until the end of the download (it can take some minutes) and after save it on your computer. Please Note that this page will be opened only one time so please be patient to download and saves you copy of the PDF. If your browser can not read the PDF, you will be ask to save it directly on your computer. If you have trouble to download your copy of the PDF after payment, please contact me using the “About Page”.
Note that you can print it, but not copy or distribute. Many thank you for supporting my work 🙂
Sample of instructions :
Note that you have to attach two string on each side of the fork-arm. One extremity to the fork (on each side), other extremity on the base of the arm, by passing in the two pulley.
Designed in 2010