This Yale forklift is called the Veracitor, model 40VX. I looked it up and it appears to be designed for indoor usage in a warehouse. However, in Chinatown you see these outside a lot, loading trucks from food processing facilities.
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Since it doesn't come with an enclosed roof, the operator of this one has created a rain roof using a sign and wire ties.
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I wanted to climb up on it to see what the sign says, but the operator was a few feet away and already staring at me for shooting his ride.
If any of you live on an upper floor on Baxter Street above Hester, please look out your window and take a picture of this thing from above. I must know the sign's provenance!