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MACKS

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  1. 50 minutes ago, Bullheaded said:

    I'm not currently. But I have used them in dump trailers. Most name brands are good, but you have to make sure you get an asphalt liner if you haul asphalt, otherwise the heat will warp and melt a regular one.

    The ones I have used have holes in them and they weld washers over them to hold the lined. The washers are flush nothing sticks out.

    Same with live bottom (belt) trailers. Not all belts are compatible with asphalt.

     

    I don't really see the need for one unless you have an aluminum box and haul rock or big abrasive chunks.

    I have an aluminum bed,the floor is gonna need attention,do all shoot work thinking the asphalt will slide out better,to often I have to raise the bed to high to my likening to get it to flow out the shoots.


  2. Starting about ten years ago Kenworth was all the rage,in my opinion it was all about driver comfort and nothing else,now Mack makes a comparable cab as far as comfort goes and they seam to making a huge comeback around here n NY,most of the dump truck companies are buying Mack again,take a close look at ten or twelve year old Mack vs Kenworth,that should help u decide,my 23year old Mack cl factory dump still looks and drives amazin,I worked almost every day this year and not one break down that put it out of service try that with a kenworth new or old,not gonna happen..


  3. On 3/6/2019 at 8:03 PM, Rob said:

    I made these myself several years ago. Had the logo digitized from a decal, converted to a format a sewing machine recognized, and it is actually embroidered into the vinyl, (that part I had done). I then sewed the pattern:

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    The red and black tufted panels are for my RL-755LST truck, the black ones and seats are for my R-612ST whenever I get to it.....

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    Only shown are the panels for the right side of the cab. The dogs are mirrored and face forward on the left panels and inward on the left seat.

     

    That's some darn nice work..


  4. On 2/26/2019 at 9:08 PM, JoeH said:

    There's probably a few temp choices when buying a thermostat. Cars are like that, you can choose 175°, 180, 185... No idea what choices Molvo gives you. If you're down south maybe the factory put in a cooler thermostat because you deal with hotter temps than we do up north. 180 is what I like my trucks to run at, but everything I have is '95 and older. My 95 RD pushes 200 a lot. Need to clean the radiator and intercooler.

    I don't know about new trucks but was told by a very good mechanic the older engines will run 90 degrees above ambient temperature.


  5. 46 minutes ago, Freightrain said:

    So as long as you NEVER have to work on the truck again, it's good?  LOL!!

     

    Lol,I don't mean the whole rail just along the top and bottom where the salt and moisture gets in between them,was thinking that would seal them up better than paint or undercoating..


  6. 52 minutes ago, mrsmackpaul said:

    A dumb question Im sure, why do you use new bolts ???

    I just bung the..back in and so far therehas never been a drama 

     

    Paul 

    I didn't know they cost that much,shop that works on my truck said he could replace my rails for ten thousand installed,to late to take mine apart,23 years in NY and plowing snow takes its toll..

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