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  2. The Australians did it right. I can handle the new cab as a W900 when it looks like that with real breathers. Not those ugly Coronado wanna-be vents we get on the new W990.
  3. Cool video, good stuff. Looks like this stuff was promoted as the original "energy drink", before that was a thing. Interesting note from their website in the history section: 1885-1899: Moxie Nerve Food invented and patented in 1885. I find it curious it was originally called 'nerve food'. They also made 'many wild curative claims'. Hair loss? Drink more Moxie. Marital problems? Erectile disfunction? Drink Moxie, and all your problems will be gone. MackTechnician, when you tried it, did your chosen ailment get better?
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  5. Yes. 8.3l 505 cubic inch. 6ct. Basically a big brother to what’s in the dodge pickups. As I type this I think I’m in your back yard. I’m switching trailers at the Lowes in Havertown.
  6. JoeH

    Engine stand

    Not real savvy on IDing motors, but I'm guessing Cummins?
  7. FYI, here's how we do it in neighbouring Canada. This 5-axle super-B set is good for 138-140,000lbs gross (depending what province you're in). I've never driven one, but I've spoken with guys who say that the track quite well and are easier to drive than a 53' trailer (going forward that is!) There are other configurations, but this is the most popular. And yeah, there are a lot of 13L Macks and Volvos pulling them.
  8. JoeH

    Engine stand

    Looks like a work stand to me! Oil pan looks like it can come off, and much taller and you won't be able to see under the valve covers! Pretty much identical to ours, except ours is set up for a forklift coming in the side.
  9. How to reprogram Mercedes Benz C240 to remove the speed governor that is set at 250k/h (from original 130 km/h). Requirement: Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P Autel J2534 MaxiFlash Pro ECU Programming Tool Steps: Connect MS908P and J2534 with Benz C240. Go to “MaxiSys-> Diagnostics-> Benz-> vehicle detect”. Gateway data initializing… Get the VIN number. Tap OK to go on. Autel Maxisys Pro MS908P Automotive Diagnostic Scanner Tool With ECU coding and J2534 Reprogramming Select the date of manufacture vehicle. This case is up to 2003. Press the button left to select left-hand steering. System data initializing… Communication is established… Go to Programming/Coding. Autel Maxisys Pro Ms908p, Wholesale Various High Quality Autel Maxisys Pro Ms908p Products Go to ME2-SFI-Motor electronics 2. Autel Maxisys Pro MS908p Scanner Full Review Establishing communication… Go to Variant coding. Go to Display of coding data. Go to Coding. System data initializing… Scroll to 2031 about speed limit. Put on the bar. Buy Autel Maxisys Pro MS908P Automotive Diagnostic Scanner Tap F2 Edit. Set 250 km/h, and tap OK. Tap F3 send. Tap OK to make sure that the coding is transferred to the control unit. The coding has been carried out. Turn off the key and then turn the car back on. Then you can go for a drive. Ps. cool thing!! Go to instrument cluster. Establishing communication… Go to Active Test. Go to Actuation of the instrument pointer up to the maximum position. And you will see Find More Car Diagnostic Cables & Connectors Information about 100% Original AUTEL MaxiSys Pro MS908P Car Diagnostic ============================ E-mail:Sales@obd2tool.com Whatsapp:86-18003909206
  10. JoeH

    Requirements:

    Might be easier to notarize a legal contract "giving" them the truck until such time as you decide you want it back. You can stipulate in the contract who is allowed to drive it, work on it, etc. But it'd put it under their operating authority (usdot #, their 2290's, etc etc.) In Pennsylvania there's a $50 minimum for business to business vehicle sales, could be a way to keep sales tax down, since it wouldn't even really be a sale, more of a lease.
  11. JoeH

    Requirements:

    In Pennsylvania, we have the PA Public Utility Commission. If you are hauling someone else's goods you have to register with the PAPUC and display your number on your truck. If you're hauling your own goods, you don't need it. Not sure if your states have something similar, but you'd be hauling "someone else's" goods, with your truck, so you'd fall into that category. PAPUC required a safety audit where they came out, looked over my employee folder (worked for myself, dumb I know...), Looked over my truck maintenance log book (the big shop log, not the day trip log), drug consortium paperwork, Etc. Etc. Etc. They wanted my pre hire drug test results and everything. A hassle, but once you figure out what exactly they want it's not a big deal.
  12. None at Allentown?
  13. anyone have any leads on a Roto Ray with red bulbs ,the old type that turns slowly
  14. Seen them on fleabay once in awhile. Pricing has been all over the place.
  15. Here is a link where it was listed for sale. Over 700 EJ models were built in 1937 and 1938.
  16. Yes I will try to upload photos when I do it seems to kick my photo out
  17. I saw this. Not a bad looking truck. The price is ok and not too far from home for me. Unfortunately I’m not in the market right now.
  18. It's a 1937 ej model . It is kinda partially restored with a wrecker boom on the back of it .
  19. Diesel News Australia / March 2019 Although there are a lot of changes in the new Hino 500 standard cab and when compared to it’s predecessor, there are two major items which stand out. These are the features which are going to push the Hino medium duty truck closer to the top of many shopping lists. It difficult to judge which of the two aspects of the new truck will have the most impact. The new five litre engine seems to be something which will impress many drivers. It is a development from the nine litre engine which came in with the wider and heavier 500 Series trucks launched last year. Hino have cut it down from 6 to 4 cylinders and reduced the stroke to bring it down to a five litre engine. The engines heavier pedigree is reflected in the kind of torque levels available from the engine. It will come to Australia in both 240 and 260 hp versions. Each will reach maximum power at 2300 RPM and have torque, maxing out at 1400 RPM, which is 794 Nm in the 240 and 882 Nm in the 260. This engine produces more torque than the current seven litre engine being sold with these models. In fact, it matches to torque available from the eight litre engine in some of the 500 Series wide cab models. In the limited driving available at the Hino Hamura test facility in the west of Tokyo the depth of the torque available was obvious. The engine would lug up from well below 1000 RPM with a full load on board, effortlessly. The combination of the larger, heavier block and the twin turbos managing the airflow, makes this an impressive engine. The engine has another innovation for a Japanese truck in the Australian market, a jake brake. Instead of the, usually, ineffective exhaust brakes we have become used to from Japanese product, here we have a genuine engine brake which can aid retardation, protecting brakes and improving performance. The new engine is an evolution in the development of engines in Hino trucks. Similarly, innovations introduced into the electronic platform could also be seen as an evolution. However, it is not just the equipment and its capabilities which is being changed, Hino are changing the way truck manufacturers and customers will think about Japanese Trucks into the future. This step change is based on an evolution in the electronic architecture of the truck. This is, all new, the new electronic system is a generational change. It is an architecture on which the next generation of electronic equipment and aids for the operator and driver will need to operate.Making this change at this time Hino are signalling a change in the way they think about truck development. In the past, the Japanese truck manufacturers have specified equipment on trucks to meet the requirements of the Australian market, without needing to go very much further. On the other hand,Australian truck buyers looking at European product have been offered leading edge electronic safety systems and other vehicle management systems, way beyond what they are listing as their requirements. The Hino organisation has decided to take a European attitude to specifications within the new 500. The designers have gone way beyond the ABS and stability control offered in the past. The safety systems offered may come with a different set of acronyms from their European counterparts, but we are dealing with what is, basically, a very similar set of safety inclusions. “Not content with simply leading the market with the standard inclusion of vehicle stability control and reversing camera, the 500 series standard cab will be the first Japanese truck in Australia to offer the next level in active safety technology,” said Hino Australia’s Manager of Product Strategy Daniel Petrovski. Pre-Collision System, Safety Eye, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection along with Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure are going to be fitted as standard across this section of the Hino range. And we can expect these systems to appear on the rest of the range as it gets renewed over the next few years. “PCS is a true Active Safety system that, via the combination of camera and radar technology can detect potential collisions with another vehicle, a pedestrian and/or other object,” said Daniel. “PCS continuously scans the road in front of the truck and assists the driver to actively minimise the type of accidents that regularly occur through poor vision, driver distraction or poor judgement. “A common accident scenario that we believe PCS will reduce is a rear-end collision with another vehicle – for instance, on a single lane road where a driver may not notice that the vehicle ahead is slowing or already at a standstill. In this case, PCS detects the vehicle ahead via Safety Eye, and warns the driver both audibly and visually on the LCS Multi Information Display. “If the driver fails to react to the imminent danger, PCS can, as a last resort, engage Autonomous Emergency Braking to apply the brakes to minimise the vehicle’s speed and subsequent damage to the vehicle in the event of an accident, or in some circumstances, assist the driver to avoid the collision altogether.” .
  20. Diesel News Australia / March 2019 At the upcoming truck show in Brisbane the Iveco stand will extensively feature trucks with Euro 6 engines across its light, medium and heavy duty weight categories, including several that will be on public display in Australia for the first time. One model making its first public appearance is the recently-launched, locally-made Euro6 Stralis X-Way, with both a prime mover and rigid model to be displayed. As well as benefiting from a broad range of intelligent active and passive safety features, the Stralis X-Way is equipped with a number of fuel-saving measures including ‘Ecoroll’, ‘Ecoswitch’ and engine anti-idling. Emission control on the X-Way is also advanced, coming courtesy of Iveco’s Hi-eSCR system which does not require driver intervention. There will also be the first glimpse of the all-new, next generation Euro6 Acco, also manufactured in Australia. Still in the midst of extensive in-field development testing prior to launch later this year, the new Acco will build on the toughness of its predecessor while delivering new levels of comfort and safety never before experienced in an Acco. On display in Brisbane will be a 6×4 model with Bucher compactor body and an 8×4 featuring a Hiab hooklift body. Also on show and representing Iveco’s medium duty range is a Euro6 Eurocargo equipped with an INNOV8 attenuator body, while at the lighter end of the product offering is the Daily 70C van with 7 tonne GVM, 19.6m³ volume and Euro6 engine. Off-road fans will be pleased to know that Iveco will also preview a prototype new version of its unstoppable Daily 4×4 with increased GVM capabilities of up to 7 tonnes and a raft of other enhancements including availability of Iveco’s Hi-Matic, 8-speed full automatic transmission. And for those interested in bonneted, North American-style trucks, an International ProStar prime mover model will also be on show. Iveco Australia Marketing Manager, Darren Swenson, said that this year’s stand would hold true to the brand’s global positioning to be ‘Your Partner for Sustainable Transport’. “Iveco is very proud to be a global leader in low emission technologies and at the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show, our low emission capabilities will be strongly displayed and promoted,” said Darren. “Increasingly our customers both in the private and government sectors, are requesting vehicles that meet stringent environmental standards, even before being officially mandated through legislation. “Iveco is very pleased to be able to provide an extensive Euro6 product offering across vans, minibuses and its light, medium and heavy duty truck ranges.”
  21. Big Rigs / April 16, 2019 "I've only been here with RBA for five weeks, but so far I'd have to say this is a great job," Brenton Redshaw from Devonport, told us when we ran into him at Kempton's 24-hour Caltex Roadhouse/Truckstop Mood Food. "I've been working in the tree industry for some years, and it is so good to be back on the road again. This is definitely where my heart is," he said. "I did furniture prior to that up and down the Hume and Pacific Highways to Queensland every three weeks, and it is also really good to be home driving on Tasmanian roads again." He was driving an RBA 2000 Magnum with a 600 Cummins up front, and towing a fridge unit from Hobart on his return to Burnie at the time. He added that the truck hadn't had a permanent driver for a while, and he was looking forward to getting it "up to the standard of the rest of the fleet". Asked about time off he said, in one word, that's "family". .
  22. Diesel News Australia / March 2019 The new T610 1400mm aero roof sleeper is a new bigger sleeper from Kenworth. It completes the T610 range, the 1400mm sleeper cab option is suitable for a variety of applications from single trailers to road trains and has been designed and engineered in Australia. Following the introduction of the T610 and T610SAR in early 2017, Kenworth has progressively released application-engineered T610 cab configurations, including the day cab, 860mm aero, 760mm mid-roof, and most recently the 600mm aero sleeper which offers room for both a sleeper and a bullbar in combination with full-length 34 pallet trailer sets within the 26m B-double envelope. The new 1400mm aero roof sleeper will be the most spacious sleeper in the Kenworth range coming with even more interior space and in-cab standing room than its 50” predecessor. As standard, the 1400mm sleeper comes with a 790mm inner spring mattress, and the option of a King single, which is 300mm wider than the standard at 1090mm. The upper bunk option, if selected is 100mm wider than in the 50” cab. There are many different fit-out combinations and options to tailor to your needs, depending upon your selected bunk size. With the King single there is rear wall hanging space and shelving. The standard bunk comes with multiple storage tower and hanging space options. Both configurations feature separate clean and wet storage under the bunk, provision for a stand up fridge and shelf cavity for appliances such as a microwave, over-door storage, optional 240v electric sockets and sleeper power distribution modules, and the option of a slave air conditioning unit. Designed from the inside out in a decade-long development process, the T610 cabin is centred on the needs of the driver and incorporates greater foot space, more storage, wider walkthrough access between the seats and more door and windscreen glass, providing improved space, visibility and ergonomics. “The core of the T610 project was about building a bigger cab to create the ultimate driver environment, which leads to better all-round driving performance, safety, efficiency and productivity” said Brad May, Paccar Australia’s Director Sales and Marketing. “The 1400mm sleeper cab option allows maximum living space for our customers whose applications allow it. The Aero roof allows freedom of movement with full height standing room between the seats – and a fantastic bunk as standard that allows a quality well-earned sleep for drivers.” Kenworth spent significant time optimising the shape and surfaces over the sleeper cab roof to improve the aerodynamics while delivering an impressive looking truck for the most discerning of buyers. An optional roof fairing completes the picture for when backed up to maximum height trailers. .
  23. Prime Mover Magazine / April 16, 2019 With the expectation of boosting its market share at the lighter end of the heavy-duty sector, UD Trucks Australia has revealed an eight-litre engine variant of the Quon that was launched with an 11-litre engine in 2017. The eight-litre Quon will come in two variants, the CD 25 360 and the CW 25 360, with the former set to be the hero model on UD’s stand at the Brisbane Truck Show in May. Both iterations feature a GH 8 engine producing 350hp (263kW) at 2200rpm and peak torque of 1428Nm (1053lbft) between 1200 and 1600rpm. They are equipped with a host of advanced safety features to ensure the safety of the driver and other road users. This includes: Traffic Eye Brake, UD Stability Control, and Lane Departure Warning System. Other features designed to help maximise fuel savings include ECO mode, adaptive cruise control, and ESCOT Roll. The latter enables the vehicle to coast in neutral on slight downgrades to reduce fuel consumption. UD Trucks Australia Vice President of Sales, Mark Strambi, says the new Quon variants are valuable additions to the UD range. “The eight-litre version is an exciting addition to the Quon range that offers the same levels of drivability and safety as the 11-litre version,” said Strambi. “It really is a fantastic truck. While slightly smaller than the 11-litre models, it still possesses a sizeable payload capacity, while offering operators extra flexibility through greater load efficiency.” On a recent trip to Japan, UD customers were given the opportunity to drive the Japanese-spec eight-litre Quon. In addition to the test drive, the customers visited UD Trucks’ headquarters in Ageo and were given an insight into the company’s innovation roadmap and strategic plans moving forward. “UD Trucks strives to implement care, pride and quality into the mindset of its workforce and how it designs and builds trucks,” said Strambi. “We wanted to highlight UD’s philosophy to our customers as well as give them an exclusive look at the eight-litre Quon,” he said. “The response to the quality of the drive and the features available on the new trucks was resoundingly positive and we are really excited to be adding them to the Quon range in Australia.” .
  24. Freightliner Trucks Australia / April 15, 2019 Learn more about the Argosy - https://www.freightliner.com.au/trucks/argosy .
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