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    Re: Show us what you welded today

    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    I prefer the 8LL in a dump.

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    The half gear lever is just for the LL on that I believe. Our trucks ahd the 8 speed without the blue lever. One was a 13 speed with a yellow half gear lever for using half gears on the for 4 gears I believe, grey is 18 speed I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12V71 View Post
    Some autos are good in dumps... some not so much. Allison would be my choice.
    Hard to tell no days if a guy is in a auto or stick because the autos rev up to do a down shift like you do when floating the gear in a stick. They take a while to upshift also do you gotta look at the drivers right hand to see if it's on it's on the wheel while the truck is shifting lol

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    Automatics have come along way from the originals
    That said,
    I still donít think itís perfected yet or ever will be.

    Most of the automatics give you the option to manually shift also

    And believe me you need that option especially coming down a hill with a heavy load.
    Also downshifting to get up the hill.

    Usually by the time the truck decides to shift
    You have lost all your steam.
    Or you are screaming down the hill smoking the brakes trying to stop.

    You definitely NEED The option to paddle shift manually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    The half gear lever is just for the LL on that I believe.
    Correct.

    Low range only.

    If you happen to flip that lever by accident
    It will not allow you to go into high range

    You have to completely stop and flip it back.

    Iíve seen a few new guys do that.
    LoL

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    The lo lo would be good for driving over big rock, mud and grass since those like to bog down the engine

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    Re: Show us what you welded today

    My dad used to own, and I would sometimes drive/work a medium duty ford dump 30ft 26000 gvwr, 460 with a granny gear 5 speed and a 2 speed diff.

    It was used exclusively as a drywall scrap truck and we would regularly overload it to 30,000 for the 10+ years he owned it.

    In first gear and low-diff it would idle over ANY curb - if it hit an immovable object the tires would just skip, skate, and hop until something broke. It was basically a tractor.

    Super low gearing and a low end torque engine is a beautiful thing! Even with small motors if the torque curve is good you can get some work done, albeit slowly. In off roading toyota guys have always had this philosophy - if you ever get to see or drive a truck with dual transfer cases you'll be amazed at what those 2+ liter engines can do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    Correct.

    Low range only.

    If you happen to flip that lever by accident
    It will not allow you to go into high range

    You have to completely stop and flip it back.

    I’ve seen a few new guys do that.
    LoL

    Oops
    Biggest truck I've owned was Eaton 5 speed, Eaton two speed.

    Seth describing a fire truck with 13 speed. 7 low, 6 high. Could you explain the missing gear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie B View Post
    Biggest truck I've owned was Eaton 5 speed, Eaton two speed.

    Seth describing a fire truck with 13 speed. 7 low, 6 high. Could you explain the missing gear?
    No, it's 5 in low and 4 in high range with a high/low split in each high range gear. You don't use the low hole in high range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie B View Post
    Biggest truck I've owned was Eaton 5 speed, Eaton two speed.

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    I remember we had a 5 speed Louisville with a two speed axle.

    The shift pattern was weird
    2 lo hi
    3 lo hi
    4 lo
    5 lo
    4 hi
    5 hi


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    I remember we had a 5 speed Louisville with a two speed axle.

    The shift pattern was weird
    2 lo hi
    3 lo hi
    4 lo
    5 lo
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    5 hi


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    Close ratio Clark transmission. Had a C65 Chevy with the same shift sequence.

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    Our neighbors had a Chevy tandem in the late 70's/early 80's with a manual trans. I don't remember how many gears (maybe 13?). I think it was called a Rangefinder or Rangemaster or something like that. It was absolutely brutal in city traffic if you missed a shift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Our neighbors had a Chevy tandem in the late 70's/early 80's with a manual trans. I don't remember how many gears (maybe 13?). I think it was called a Rangefinder or Rangemaster or something like that. It was absolutely brutal in city traffic if you missed a shift.
    That was the little 613 Roadranger. Weird little beast that took a bit of practice to get it right.

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Size:  91.7 KBfirst time putting these angle pieces on and did it after dual shield welding the head board on which warps and took a lot of pressure to get it back to the angle pieces, had to weld on a chain hook about 10 times or more then they tell me cut it out and clean it up. We used to use plywood now its the single piece of angle going horizontal which I dont think is the strong but with the downward angles its strong but there weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12V71 View Post
    That was the little 613 Roadranger. Weird little beast that took a bit of practice to get it right.
    I think my neighbor's little gas pot tandems have that trans.

    Most of our 13 speeds were RTO 9513's

    The 13 speed in my Business Class Freightliner mated to a 50 series Detroit was near impossible to shift when I bought it.

    I finally convinced the sales manager AND a service tech to try. They couldn't shift it well either.

    Can't recall what they did but they ended up modding the trans. The added bonus was that I could spit the bottom gears like an 18 speed. Problem solved.


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    Neighbor's truck was gas too... big block I think... it was notorious for lighting stubble on fire during harvest. They had to keep a water tank handy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Neighbor's truck was gas too... big block I think... it was notorious for lighting stubble on fire during harvest. They had to keep a water tank handy.
    In this area the wheat farmers would reverse the exhaust through the radiator support and run a couple of small glasspack mufflers in front of the grill, no exhaust under the truck. Some sounded good... others were just loud and annoying.

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    This is a little "skate" I made for the foot on my splitter so I can move it around easier and tuck it out of the way without a major fight (it's heavy). Not much to it, made from scraps of some flat bar and angle and 3 small swivel casters. I put a couple small cutoff scraps on the sides to keep the splitter foot from sliding off too easily. Kinda hard to see in black, I know...

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    And here it is in place under the splitter foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davec View Post
    This is a little "skate" I made for the foot on my splitter so I can move it around easier and tuck it out of the way without a major fight (it's heavy). Not much to it, made from scraps of some flat bar and angle and 3 small swivel casters. I put a couple small cutoff scraps on the sides to keep the splitter foot from sliding off too easily. Kinda hard to see in black,

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    One of the best things about welding is being able to make things that solve a problem!
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    Quote Originally Posted by billwood437 View Post
    One of the best things about welding is being able to make things that solve a problem!
    Like Red says, if the woman don't find tou handsome, they should at least find you handy!

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    You got it exactly. Nothing important. Nothing fancy. But a nice little fun project that makes life easier in the end. I've done a few little things like this and I expect to do many more over the years. But I did spend like $7 on casters...pretty spendy
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    Today's job was to replace a 3/4"npt level sensor with a 1"bspp sensor. Had to get a nipple machined up with a recess for captive gasket (ammonia duty) replace the top of the control column.

    1.Top of column cut off with old sensor
    2. New piece ready to go in
    3. New piece welded in
    4. Tested and back in service
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    My step son, computer guy, decided to build his own patio so he and his buddies could set out there, drink beer and watch his out side TV. He planned on every one sitting in chairs with their feet up on a fire ring. The only problem was he built the patio too small and every one's feet would be in the fire. I made him some benches that would cement in holes off the patio and not take up as much patio space. They came out nice, color was perfect and they went with the fence and rock work perfect. Some kind of artificial wood for seats.
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    I upgrade my trailer to 16,000 lbs dump trailer

    using a few tools, mig welder, chop saw, clamps, two grinders and a lot of metal
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    Re: Show us what you welded today

    How many pounds did you loose from the 16k limit with all the metal you added?
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