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  2. I'd argue it's a good system if the salesman specs it to the right application. We never had a frame crack on the trucks we ordered. I'd guess if anyone could bust one it would be a Michigan Log Train. The installs were on CL733's, long bed with Serco 8500 loaders, Cummins ISX, Rockwell full lockers, double framed, with a pintle plate closing the rear of the rails. The log racks were unitized w/8 point attachment and not free standing cribs, so that also adds frame strength via the one piece bed. On the other hand the amount of roll-over stress on an "Axle-up" turn should have still been able to break the frame if it was capable? IMO-Bouncing through the woods down a frozen snowmobile trail, for miles, with an overload constitutes a proving ground. Axle cracking is the real issue with the heavy set-ups. I've seen guys in the shop with the same truck set up (as above) and Hendrickson Z-member (loaded) air suspensions pull up their pusher & tag axles and the "Z" became a flat "------" under load. Those guys usually would crack the axle housing under the Z spring support pedestal. Camelbacks and Raydan grab a lot of the axle housing at the anchor points so they never seem to crack it. The Z spring guys also often get water in the axle before the cracks are found (hidden under the receiver), so now your putting a bearing kit in the diff while your fixing the spring pedestal cracks. Eventually Mack made a weldable Z-pedestal and less cracking happened. The crux of the issue with heavy vocational is axle tunnel crush from the spring u-bolts being compounded with overload on the same area of the axle. The U-bolt is pre-crushing the axle tube on the same spot your load is trying to snap the axle housing at. If your overloading you want a suspension with no u-bolt distortion, only weldment attach points. Camels and Raydan don't crush, so now your tunnel isn't being distorted before the load is applied. I had to pull the main members on one Raydan and re-bush the forward eyes on each side. I was able to do it with no special tools beyond our press. I really like the set-up. Simple, Beefy. I wonder if the salesman may have witnessed breaks with a Canadian Spread, if they make them? That would compound the front anchor twist against the frame esp with a shorter turn radius truck. They say you can run it uninflated if you blow a bag or have an air problem.----I'd guess you will also get less axle tip and less driveline vibration when the suspension of the link goes flat?
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  4. Found r 6.34 on real bogie; does this mean the ratio is 6.34?
  5. I was at Adelmans the other day, dropping off fliers for our upcoming truck show. I was surprised to see Greg Ryder's red A model Mack sitting in the front line. I saw it for sale on craigslist recently. Seems Carl Adelman bought it and has thoughts of tinkering with it. The previous owner of my B model works at the used truck lot after selling off the towing company. Rob will remember Greg from one of his trips over this way. I went to middle school with Greg, lost track over the decades and met up after he joined up here some years ago. He has since moved a couple times and I lost track of him.
  6. The other day I made a stop at Adelmans truck yard. I had to drop off some fliers for our upcoming truck show in Ashland. The past owner of my B model works at the used truck lot after selling off the towing company. He was out in the lot tagging some new trailers and I caught a glimpse of these well worn Superliners sitting in the back. The yellow one didn't look too hateful overall. The red one had a bunk at some time and a piece of lexan is glued in the hole. I didn't ask about them, as I have no use or reason. But if someone else is looking for a chassis give Ron a call. Typically they don't haggle on pricing. Ron's told me that before, that's why he doesn't mind "selling" there. You either buy it or not. They are not listing on their website, as they are not on the front row. http://www.adelmans.com/adelmans-truck-sales
  7. I'll bet the quadraplex in that B logger got quite a workout as well as the driver.
  8. This statement is so true ! the money Made today. Is the same money that was made back then with all the higher costs of rigs fuel and other expenses!I have been in truck repair my whole life and watched as the most powerful group of people fight and scramble to race each other to the bottom . Had they stuck together they could have made a good living! Think about it ! everything moves by truck if the trucks stop rolling no body eats! pretty decent Lever from my way of thinking!
  9. Got to be careful there as an electric pump is not variable in flow. Seen it done a time or two and the engines flood, or overfuel at idle.
  10. And another now gone old local fleet. The black R was a fuel hauler tanker company. I know the owner but forget the company name now. The blue ones were Steel City Truck Lines. They were a steel/lumber hauler and also had wood chip trailers.
  11. First off, I apologize for the poor picture quality. I couldn't scan them because the photo albums are so old they are pretty much glued together, LOL Anyway, this was the very first DMM tandem tandem mixer to arrive in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. A bunch of them were purchased by Downey Ready Mix (no longer in business since Lafarge ate up many smaller companies.) Before these trucks it was all DM600 and Paystar 5000 tandem's. And the old steel butterfly hood International R series before that.
  12. Looks very impressive! Thanks for taking time sharing the pictures.
  13. I always wanted to go to Australia. I have a couple friends there. But I'm still waiting for them to build a bridge because I don't fly, LOL.
  14. Some real workhorses, awsum pics. terryūüĎć
  15. GM postpones launch of new 3.0-liter Duramax diesel to 2020 MY Michael Wayland, Automotive News / May 21, 2019 General Motors is postponing the launch of a new inline-six turbodiesel engine in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 until the 2020 model year. The EPA's emissions certification process for the engine is taking longer than anticipated, creating a "slight delay," according to a memo GM sent to dealers Tuesday. The full-size diesel pickups were expected to go on sale for the 2019 model year in early 2019, months after gasoline versions started arriving at dealerships last fall. GM said 2020 diesel pickup production will begin "soon" but the delay means dealer orders for the models will be canceled and must be resubmitted. Dealers and customers impacted by the cancellation will be offered a replacement 2020 vehicle. Notification and timing of the replacement orders will be provided later. A company spokesman said dealer orders for the 2020 diesel models will open "soon." He refused to say how many orders were placed for the 2019 model year. The U.S. government has taken a stricter stance on emissions certification ‚ÄĒ particularly diesel engines ‚ÄĒ since Volkswagen Group's sweeping emissions violations emerged in September 2015. Other automakers, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and BMW Group, have also been forced to delay launches because of the prolonged certification process. The 3.0-liter Duramax engine is GM's first turbodiesel in a 1500 series GM pickup since 1997. In March, GM said the engine ‚ÄĒ paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission ‚ÄĒ would achieve segment-leading power of 277 hp and 460 pound-feet of torque. GM has not released towing capacity, payload and fuel economy ratings for the Duramax diesel model, which will be priced starting at $2,495 over a 5.3-liter V-8 model and $3,890 over a 2.7-liter turbo model. The new diesel engine is being produced at a GM powertrain plant in Flint, Mich. According to the memo, the Silverado, like its Sierra sibling, will receive updates such as adaptive cruise control and expanded availability of the 10-speed transmission for the 2020 model year.
  16. Can you delete the worn lift pump and install an electric lift pump? Make a cover plate for the old lift pump location?
  17. I have two old 237 horses, used as yard trucks once in a blue moon. They both smoke. Never get worked hard. Injectors good be lazy and worn out, sleeves could be worn out or need to be re-honed, valve stem seals could be dry rotted and leaking oil... (I forget if these engines even use valve stem seals) If I re-honed them I'd have to do the brake in procedure which isn't possible on these.
  18. If you blow smoke like that and the motor is i good order I reckon you will find the motor is glazing up due to not been worked Paul
  19. Looks great! Hope plenty of use with that setup.
  20. I believe YOU are on the other side of the world. ūüėĀ
  21. Look more over that square spot on the carrier front. Usually at the right side at the the bottom are numbers indicating the ratio. They're standing apart from the rest. Something like 5.02 or 4.46 or 5.73 etc.
  22. What engine it had? Was it cold after start? My interest is not because I dislike smoke but I would like to know the reasons my one does it.
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    • I'd argue it's a good system if the salesman specs it to the right application. We never had a frame crack on the trucks we ordered. I'd guess if anyone could bust one it would be a¬†Michigan Log Train.¬†The installs were on CL733's, long bed with Serco 8500 loaders, Cummins ISX, Rockwell full lockers, double framed, with a pintle plate closing the rear of the rails. The log¬†racks were unitized w/8 point attachment¬†and not free standing cribs, so that also adds frame strength via the one piece bed. On the other hand the amount of roll-over stress on an "Axle-up" turn should have still¬†been able to break the frame¬†if it was capable?¬†IMO-Bouncing through the woods down a frozen snowmobile trail, for miles, with an overload¬†constitutes¬†a proving ground.¬† Axle cracking is the real issue with the heavy set-ups. I've seen guys in the shop with the same truck set up (as above)¬†and Hendrickson Z-member (loaded)¬†air suspensions pull up their pusher & tag axles and the "Z" became a flat "------" under load. Those guys usually would crack the axle housing under the Z spring support pedestal. Camelbacks and Raydan grab a lot of the¬†axle housing at the anchor points¬†so they never seem to crack¬†it. The Z spring guys also often get water in the axle before the cracks are found (hidden under the receiver), so now your putting a bearing kit in the diff while your fixing the spring pedestal¬†cracks. Eventually¬†Mack made a weldable Z-pedestal and less cracking happened.¬† The crux of the issue with heavy vocational is axle tunnel¬†crush from the spring u-bolts being¬†compounded with overload on the same area of the axle. The U-bolt is¬†pre-crushing the axle tube¬†on the same spot your load is trying to snap the axle housing¬†at. If your overloading you want a suspension with no u-bolt distortion, only weldment attach points. ¬†Camels and Raydan don't crush, so now your tunnel isn't being distorted before the load is applied. I had to pull the main members on one¬†Raydan and re-bush the forward eyes on each side. I was¬†able to do it with no special tools beyond our press. I really like the set-up.¬†Simple, Beefy. I wonder if the salesman may have witnessed breaks with a Canadian Spread, if they make them? That would compound the front¬†anchor twist against the frame esp with a shorter turn radius truck. They say you can run it uninflated if you blow a bag or have an air problem.----I'd guess you will¬†also get less axle tip and less driveline vibration when the suspension of the link goes flat?
    • Great pictures . That is a real truck .
    • Found r 6.34 on real bogie;¬† does this mean the ratio is 6.34?
    • I was at Adelmans the other day, dropping off fliers for our upcoming truck show.¬† ¬†I was surprised to see Greg Ryder's¬†red A model Mack sitting in the front line.¬† I saw it for sale on craigslist recently.¬† Seems Carl Adelman bought it and has thoughts of tinkering with it.¬† ¬†The previous owner of my B model works at the used truck lot after selling off the towing company. Rob will remember Greg from one of his trips over this way.¬† I went to middle school with Greg, lost track over the decades¬†and met up after he joined up here some years ago.¬† He has since moved a couple times and I lost track of him. ¬†
    • The other day I made a stop at Adelmans truck yard.¬† I had to drop off some fliers for our upcoming truck show in Ashland.¬† ¬†The past owner of my B model works at the used truck lot after selling off the towing company.¬† He was out in the lot tagging some new trailers and I caught a glimpse of these well worn¬†Superliners sitting in the back. The yellow one didn't look too hateful overall.¬† The red one had a bunk at some time and a piece of lexan is glued in the hole.¬† I didn't ask about them, as I have no use or reason.¬† But if someone else is looking for a chassis give Ron a call.¬† Typically they don't haggle on pricing.¬† Ron's told me that before, that's why he doesn't mind "selling" there.¬† You either buy it or not. They are not listing on their website, as they are not on the front row. http://www.adelmans.com/adelmans-truck-sales
    • I'll bet the quadraplex¬†in that B logger got quite a workout as well as the driver.
    • This statement is so true ! the money Made today.¬†Is the same money that was made back then with all the higher costs of rigs fuel and other expenses!I have been in truck repair my whole life and watched as the most powerful group of people fight and scramble to race each other to the bottom . Had they stuck together they could have made a¬†good living! Think about it ! everything moves by truck if the trucks stop rolling no body eats! pretty decent Lever from my way of thinking!¬†
    • Got to be careful there as an electric pump is not variable in flow. Seen it done a time or two and the engines flood, or overfuel at idle.
    • And another now gone old local fleet.¬† The black R was a fuel hauler tanker company. I know the owner but forget the company name now. ¬† The blue ones were Steel City Truck Lines. They were a steel/lumber hauler and also had wood chip trailers.
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