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I have purchased a H60 HLM hyster can I replace counter

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I have purchased a H60 HLM hyster can I replace counter weight with lighter one working on Gravel surface. Not lifting more then 3000 lbs.
JA: What is the complete model and serial number of your machine?
Customer: H60 HLM SERIAL NO. A177B 9294F
JA: Are you fixing this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else you want the industrial mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Industrial Equipment
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Hello! Let's see if we can can work together to get to the root of your question!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Sure you can use a lighter counterweight, but it will lower the lifting capacity. Usually it is the other way around, wanting to add more weight! But it causes no problem to lighten the weight,