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A TRUCKING OUTFIT IN MY AREA IS GETTING READY TO PUT THERE TITAN ON THE ROAD. I LOOKED AT IT AND COULD BELIEVE HOW HIGH IT SAT , COULDNT EVEN REACH THE STEERING WHEEL TO HELP MYSELF CLIMB IN TO THE CAB. VERY SHARP LOOKING TRUCK AND ONE HELL OF A BIG ENGINE UNDER THE HOOD. WHY DID THEY MAKE THE CAB SIT SO HIGH OFF THE FRAME. ALSO WHATS WITH THE BOLT SYSTEM THEY USE ON THE FRAMES, IT LOOKS LIKE A SPECIAL NUT THAT HAS BEEN SQUEEZED, WHAT NO NUTS AND BOLTS NO MORE, IS THIS A BETTER IDEA OR JUST ANOTHER WAY OF MAKING MONEY OFF OF US SINCE WE DONT HAVE THE TOOLS TO DO THAT

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the bolts are called huck bolts all they really are is rivets. the trucking company that i work for has allredy had to cut some out on one of their trucks and replace them with bolts the huck bolts are instaled with a hyd press that pulls the threads and squezes the huck to the bolt. if the truck twist the frame very much on rough roads or with heavy loads on a regular basis the huck bolts will become loose and have to be cut out and bolts/nuts will have to be put in.. joe

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the bolts are called huck bolts all they really are is rivets. the trucking company that i work for has allredy had to cut some out on one of their trucks and replace them with bolts the huck bolts are instaled with a hyd press that pulls the threads and squezes the huck to the bolt. if the truck twist the frame very much on rough roads or with heavy loads on a regular basis the huck bolts will become loose and have to be cut out and bolts/nuts will have to be put in.. joe

The "Huck" bolts have been around since 1989 (wow that was 20 years ago , time flys) when the first CH's came out. I think Mack sent us the Huck tool as part of the madatory tool program. Easy to use. They do make a "body bound" bolt to replace a Huck bolt for the do-it-yourselfers.

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I got to use the Huck bolt tool a couple times when I worked at Mack...pretty neat. They tried getting me to mechanic for them, had me do various things to see how I did. I sucked...I'm fine doing things on my own time, but working on stuff like that and having to be in a half ass hurry all the time, no way.

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