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    I found out about these DVD's when a pard linked the web sight and I ordered the two DVD set @ http://shepherdsofhelmand.com/ This is the reason for this post, when I was checking out I saw that my order was ONLY # 55 Only 55 other people bought videos from this benefit for our disabled veterans. I wanted to get the word out, and I know that allot of youse guys and gals feel the same way about our troops that I do. Check em out
  2. Thank you for the replies, Good talking with you also David. Norm
  3. In the market for a set of drivers that are the odd size, 11 x 24 . If I can't find the tires, how hard is it to change out the rim size on a open face or Dayton style drive wheel ?? The truck is a 1980 RD686sx and she runs good enough to get a new set of shoes. Not in a big hurry and really don't want to spend a couple grand on tires. Thanks in advance, Norm
  4. Hey Bob,

    Will be driving up to pick up the truck next Friday the 1st. I work in Alaska and will be here until the Wed. the 29 then I fly back to Bismarck, ND for a night then I can drive up and pick up my new toy. I will take pics and post a report when I know more.

    Catch ya later,


  5. was just wondering how you made out?...bob

  6. Thanks for the replies, The Mack was just drove 75 miles for a job. Operator said it was loud and slow.... But runs good and the pump will suck your arm off. The pumping business is not my only form of income, sucking poop will be a side job. Our neck of the woods is flooding also, so having a 4,000 Gal shop vac might be a service somebody might pay for. Check on Insurance, will have it in hand. If she makes it home I'm going to buy her some new stuff. ( Fingers crossed ) New air ride seat, gauges, heater, insulate cab, new hugeastic stack muffler, all new fluids and filters, flush the cooling system, Oh ya new belts too. The tranny and rear ends and vacuum pump will get checked for level and possibly freshened up too. Battery's, the tires are 24.5's so hopefully they are good for a year or so,, Halogen headlights, LED tail lights..... Hoses, valves, Crustbuster.... Whew that's allot of crap....
  7. The truck is a 1980 RD686sx with a 4,000 Gal Vacuum tank. The truck is located 250 or so miles from my home. I have talked with our DMV about a trip permit. I have a book on tranny shift patterns and how to locate engine/tranny ID tags. Gonna pack some diesel fuel treatment, jumper cables, big fire ext. and couple bags of tools. I'm going to check out safety and runability items first. (brakes,tires,signals....) Basically what I can remember of the DOT walkthrough. Hoping you'all will chime in on different things to look at before I attempt to drive her 250 miles home. Thanks, Norm
  8. Conditions: A backhoe weighing 22 tons is on top of a lowboy trailer and heading east on Interstate 70 near Hays, Kansas. The extended shovel arm is made of hardened refined steel and the approaching overpass is made of commercial-grade concrete, reinforced with one-inch steel rebar spaced at six-inch intervals in a criss-cross pattern layered at one-foot vertical spacing. Solve: When the shovel arm hits the overpass, how fast do you have to be going to slice the bridge in half ? (Assume no effect for headwind and no braking by the driver.) Extra Credit: Solve for the time and distance required for the entire rig to come to a complete stop after hitting the overpass at the speed calculated above. Yes, you can neglect friction. I couldn't solve it either, but who cares? The pictures are great! Oh, yeah, the driver was on his cell phone. 1vv.bmp 2vvv.bmp 3vvv.bmp
  9. Yep the bed imitates a fuel truck. I haven't touched the truck yet, just going off what I was told by the seller.
  10. I have a 1980 RD that is really loud.... want to see if there is a good generic stack that will drop the DB's. Has anyone updated to a quieter stack ?? Thanks, Norm
  11. Hello all, have been lurking for a couple days and want to say hello. Just picked up a 1980 RD686 with a 4,000 gal Vacuum tank on back. She has some miles on her but I'm going to try to put her to work. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120735144107&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT#ht_500wt_975 http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/140527975933?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fmotors.shop.ebay.com%3A80%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm570.l2736%26_nkw%3D140527975933%2B%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1#ht_500wt_975 She found me on Ebay, hopefully one of the links above work so you all can see her. Thanks to this forum I was able to find a ops manual. Thanks Barry for sharing that wonderfully awesome PDF file. We are flooding in ND and I'm going to use the truck for clean up and basement water removal. I will be picking the truck up on the 30th and have been surfin hard trying to figure out specs... My google- foo is weak as I cannot get the actual engine or tranny.... I know the tranny is a twin stick, previous owner wasn't a big fan. But untill I clean off some numbers on the actual truck I'm left guessing. Probably will be asking allot of questions to you guys, Thanks in advance. Norm in North Dakota
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