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  1. On my RD822sx, E9, if she sits for about a week, you have to give it a sniff of either to get it to start. If you start it every few days it starts fine. Sounds to me like it’s loosing prime. I’ve gave the fuel system a look over and see nothing obvious, anybody have any idea what it could be?
  2. Yes, the original does look like that. It was a White Rogers. The one from Mack has nothing on it except a sticker that says 12v.
  3. No, the one they gave me has the poles around the radius. I’m just concerned that they gave me a starter solenoid, of which most can only handle intermittent use. I usually deal with Watts, but need this ASAP, and didn’t want to wait on shipping. Our local Mack Dealer (McMahon) are idiots.
  4. Does anybody have the Mack part number for the dash solenoid on a 1985 RD822SX? I’m pretty sure all R models are the same. I just picked one up from my local Mack dealer and it looks nothing like the one that came off the truck. I just want to make sure the parts guy sold me a continuous duty solenoid and not a starter solenoid. The new part number he gave me is 8609-98226wr.
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    Fire truck suspension

    We own a warehouse and rented a section out to a guy that repairs fire trucks. Looking at the tandem fire trucks that come in and out, they all are running either Hendrickson air ride or some other walking beam/air hybrid. I’m wondering why this is? I would have thought they would just have standard air ride, unless things like pumpers go off-road more than I figured.
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    230,000 LB load

    Yes, the load is actually suspended on cables.
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    230,000 LB load

    This autoclave had been shut down for a few years. But yes, the plant is nowhere near what it was. At the height of WWII, about 6,000 people worked there. Until recent years, there were about 3,000. Now I think they are less than 500.
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    230,000 LB load

    The load is a autoclave. Used to cure composite airplane wings and components. It's basically just a big pressure cooker.
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    230,000 LB load

    More pics.
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    230,000 LB load

    Here is a load we helped with back in the spring. Going from Nashville, TN to somewhere in Mexico. Perkins was just taking it to Laredo, TX where they transloaded it to a Mexican outfit. 230,000 LB, 16' wide, 90' long, and 15' tall. I
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    12 speed PTO

    Does the rear mount PTO change speed with what gear you are in like the side mount?
  12. That sounds like it. I did notice a roof mount A/C. Is it just a B body on a late model running gear?
  13. A week or so back, I saw a old B model pulling a tanker through TN. It was white, I didn't get the name on the door but I think the state said Connecticut. It had a sleeper and a fairly long frame behind the sleeper. I'm fairly sure it was air ride. Anybody know who it was or seen the truck before?
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    12 speed PTO

    Isn't that the PTO used to run a winch and whatnot and use max engine HP though it?
  15. m16ty

    Frame Repair

    No, you are never supposed to weld horizontal on a frame. That's why I don't like the step cut. Another reason I don't like the step cut is the angle changes, that can lead to cracks developing. I will probably be ok, but like with all frame repairs, you need to keep a eye on it for cracks starting. Frames flex a lot. You make a frame where it can't flex in a particular spot, it will break every time.

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