Does anyone know anything about the history of the company that made the Erickson skid steers?
They were apparently made in Minneapolis, so mine hasn't strayed far from home. The old guy who sold me a Bridgeport a few years ago claimed to have been the best friend fo the original designer - who had passed on by then. Not much info from him other than he didn't see his friend much for a couple years while he busy designing these back in the 1960s. That's all the info I've gathered on my own.
I have been searching the board and from this board I gather that they were made with different engines and some Erics were sold under the Ford name as the CL30 and CL40. I've seen a picture of a CL40 and it looks just like my Eric 4058, except that my Eric has a roll over / falling objects cage. I also gathered that Ford dropped these when they went to new Holland.
Does anyone have any knowledge to share? Years when the company was in business? Places to get parts? Any info on serial numbers versus date produced?
Does anyone know where I can get a service manual for my Eric 4058 with a Ford Industrial inline 4 cyl 1.6L engine? Any clue on when it was produced? The starter cross referenced to a '78-'80 Ford Fiesta, but that could have been changed out at some time...
Thanks for any info.