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  1. Hi Puppy, r-models are notorious for passenger door wind/wshr tanks cracking over winter months and just cracking from bouncing around on job sites pot-holes etc, etc. I would try possibly blowing back thru all the rubber lines and especially w/w supply hose from door tank, any poss clogs from sediment particles and such in w/w tank. may be a temp fix, another 15 years would be a nice fix! good luck!
  2. Whenever Bosses of mine needed to mess with titles & registrations on there commercial vehicles, I've always know it to be a trip down to motor vehicle in Trenton, N.J.'s capital. Can't do much at the local dmv's or regionals. jeez what with computers and such in this day and age. go figure? Also when they needed company id;s or corporate codes they usually would use there social security codes with 3 ooo'S added in the beginning or at the end. IT wasn't a trick or nothing. it's what it was more or less. hope maybe that give you some idea.
  3. I appreciate all the info in regards to floaters, But Wait a minute as you put mileage on yo odometer sin't floaters those things you get in your eyes but you somehow have to train your brain that they really aren't there ? Oh boy I digress once again.....I got information that I was sorely in need of and I thank you all so very much. Except in this case,I asked a silly question and all I got was some very good replies to my situation. End result being that all I have to do is decide on a heavy duty lugged floatation tire which seems to be best due to the off road situations that I am often fo
  4. another reason to watch such exciting unrealistic productions. I'm always getting aggravated thinking that this is reality television?? stay tuned folks.......
  5. When it comes to C.B, radios I have have a collection at my moms garage also. D104's,Turners,Road kings. Etc. Etc. I remember learning that you have to isolate your radios and antennas separately from certain make truck chassis. due to "positive grounds". You were ok as long as you used the plug in power socket that they gave you but if /when you placed the antenna on the mirror bracket, bam the finals just got baked. We had to reverse shield and the copper line if I remember correctly. I never thought I'd be running naked in the quarry's with no ears on. However it's been over 6 years withou
  6. Hey now, I see your fleet up at Braen, I'll be on the lookout for this new one. I remember my cousin had to fight H&H for the big motor with his automatic, back then all they wanted to give you was the 350. Mack didn't want anybody blowing up the automatics. until they were sure that they would perform well. Then they could try 2 blow them up. lol They wanted the sale so he got his what was it 427? 454? it's when they first came out with the amatics. also I think he got a lower gear for low and reverse, similar to a low reduction. due to the full-time milling crew that he's on. also fir
  7. Great replies drivers, my bad on the mixed up numbers I gave jakebrake86 earlier. What I have is Bridgestone 385/65 R22.5 floaters on the front axle which brings the axle rating up from 16,000 to 18,000. M844 found on the sidewall maybe a model/style number? Which is a nice lugged tread which has lasted for just over 6 years. not bad for an on/off road steer axle tire. My mileage is lower then the trucks that run quarry loads,because I run for the contractor not the quarry, which is his 5/8 loads to my two/four per day. The r-model had to replace one tire and they gave us a Continental highwa
  8. Oh yeah there wider then that 488/466 I believe? I wrote it down but my eyes are ready for toothpicks. I git back this weekend see whats else is new. thanks p.s. as for the hubs that's what i'm afraid of.
  9. wow my first truck DM 800 with 5x4 twin sticks. what a truck to learn on, you figure that one out and its in your blood. take it from me. shifting main box and/or auxiliary whilst attempting to make turns around corners you would need to have left arm thru the steering wheel on one stick and the other hand on the other stick. and if u had plenty of miles on that unit such as mine then once and awhile u would have to pull over and climb underneath and free up the shift tower linkage that got jammed because you didn't get the shift done just right. hop back in and start all over and try again w
  10. We have two tandem dumps. One is an R-model with spoke wheels and the other is a granite with steel buds. now they both have floaters on the front axles ....ok so here's the questions ? The boss came up with the idea that he would like to eliminate the floaters on both trucks for two reasons, 1. the tires are expensive as all heck. 2.he needs cores for recapping and to use on the rear tandems. so on the mechanical R-model all axles are spoke wheels with buds, will the rear rims bolt up to the front axle that had previously had floaters,or is there some sort of off set on the floater rim and i
  11. Yeah nice set-up,par for the course. I run an earlier granite tandem with front floaters,along with the tandem tag-along up in north jersey. Would like to have the tri-axle set-up sometimes, but the tandem is able to carry 22 ton and manuverability is key issue with all the tight spots etc,etc.compared to a tri-axle that carrys 27 ton and has that drop axle in the way and length. We do quite a few residential jobs,and what with the narrow streets & driveways and wires and trees you just can't raise a long body. what i've seen some guys do in those instances is they dump the asphalt on the
  12. hey now......what it is?? well been along time since i switched up to r-models from dm's now i'm stuck in an early granite.

    1. mowerman


      least its not a volvo.lol...bob

    2. mackdumper


      been there done that heh heh Volvo autocar mack who owns who? and oh yeah them aardvark reos back in 79 hooie

  13. Hey Lew, Just wondering how you made out? any pictures?I didn't see this thread till labor day. My bad! steve,
  14. God bless you for doing what you do. I am envious. I also adore this family foto, so to speak. I was proud to have my neice hand me tools thruout her years . Especially proud when she removed her own set of training wheels all by herself. After the useless feeling subsided, i came to my senses and still am so proud. mackdumper,
  15. wow rsmartyn you've just shown me the light! the idea is to go over to all them south american countrys and buy up all the mack cabs/axles engines/transmissions and chassis/rears anything and everything . HMMPH I WONDER hmmm could it possibly work somehow or another? i think i smell wood burning?
  16. I've seen them load past the dog house and over the cab shield right onto the hood. most milling crews only have one operating engineer up on top of the miller and i still get a little nervous when i see that he's busy maneuvering around a catch basin or just a couple of boxes. I've pulled away and dumped the load right there in the street a few times when they've neglected to pay attention to loading me properly. spillage over the sideboards not good!! no touch (trimming) loads are the best. milling at night can be dangerous if your not working with a crew that you can trust to load properly
  17. Back to the automatics for a second. We had to dump the ATF and replace with synthetic fluid and then try to get an extended warranty on our granite ten wheel dump W/automatic trans. We also fought the dealer for the bigger motor, instead of the 350 we got the 427 or was it the 460 I'm not sure. I can tell you it a hell of alot nicer to have the bigger motor working with that automatic 460 sounds right. and oh yeah gotta try to forget about going for that clutch pedal when you come to red lights and stops. Almost embarrassing kind of!!
  18. hey guy are you having fun balanceing on them tracks with the load up? Tell me how many set's of boards do you replace in a years time? ouch! keep up the good work neighbor steve da/dawgg
  19. yeah sure tri-axle 80'000 doing quarry loads.more material =more money spent at the repair shop and fuel and tires.bring something to read for the afternoon when you'll be sitting with the rest of em. waiting for a load out and then ya can come back and wait again and forget about crossing state lines into NY not at 80,000. more like 64.550 better off with a trailor for that. anyway ten wheel dump with a steel body. you can hire out to contractors for 55-75 per hour more so on the lower end.too much competition all them new trucks gotta get paid fer. i heard of guys giving three trucks fer the
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