Monday, March 25, 2019



Chic Silber said...

I was the 1st to get to

play with this new toy

which I considered my

Christmas present in 78

(sorry I didn't keep it)

Chic Silber said...

This model "Clark" was much

improved from the previous

units bought for the Blue Show

4pawfan said...

Have had a number of Clark lifts over the years and easy to work on. Since they sold out, their products aren't as user friendly. p.j.

Chic Silber said...

Who owns the company now PJ

I followed the many sales of

the Melroe Bobcats up until

it went to Doosan in Korea

4pawfan said...

Young an Hat from Korea purchased the forklift part about 2003, but it had been sold before when they closed their plant in Battle Creek Michigan in 1986. I think Ingersol Rand had the Bobcats and other construction equipment lines but has since been sold to Doosan. They have since starting building trucks again in KY. It was a real mess when they closed the parts department depot in Battle Creek as far as getting parts for older machines. Fired 1000 workers and didn't upgrade their older part system catalogs from Mirofilm to Superdos. I guess they have changed their business model since, but for a time it was a mess as they didn't care about the older 10's of thousands of machines you couldn't get parts for. p.j.

Chic Silber said...

Yes PJ I know about IR as my

youngest brother Larry Silber

was the president of their

"Power" division that purchased

the Bobcats from Eaton Yale but

then got the rug pulled out from

under when his group was sold

to Doosan by surprise to him

He made a deal to run it in Korea

for 2 years but couldn't wait

to get back to the US of A

Chic Silber said...

He's doing just fine as

he is now the president &

CEO of the Hertz Equipment

Rental Corp that was spun

off from Hertz

4pawfan said...

HERC started here in Houston many years ago. In 2016 HERC became independent and moved HQ to south Fla? Ford Motor got out of Hertz in about 2005 and private equity companies purchased Hertz. p.j.

Chic Silber said...

Yes Pj it was in 2016 when

HERC (HRI) spun off that he

became the "founding" CEO

& President & moved down

to Naples to be near HERC's

headquarters in Estero so

I get to see him more often

Usually in Punta Gorda which

is about half way

Chic Silber said...

Igersoll Rand only sold

the Power division PJ

not the entire company

Chic Silber said...

I still hold a grudge as

he never gave me a Bobcat