Rob Posted May 11, 2008 Share Posted May 11, 2008 I got a call from a friend needing a loaded container trailer moved. It is packed full of a new sawmill apparatus and weighs just about 25 tons. I've never pulled anything with my 64 B-61, so that is what I drove from the shop to the plant. After latching up the trailer, I flipped the valve in the cab, gave the trolley valve a pull downward, and with the truck in gear, eased on the clutch to check for positive latching of the fifth wheel jaws. This went well and upon raising the trolley valve to the normal position, I could not move the trailer. This was due to the small air receivers on the tractor, and a single large reservoir on the trailer that was completely empty. After the air built up, the trailer moved just fine.I decided to put a little heat in the exhaust so down the road I went. Was really surprised how well the 711 engine pulled the load. It was heavy enough that you could tell it was back there, but the truck was not taxed. The transmission shifted well, but is extremely noisy in auxillary trans overdrive, (quadraplex). I drove on back roads about seven miles and took the tailer back to park it out of the way. After dropping the trailer and bobtailing back to my shop, I noticed another coolant leak, (just fixed one last week). This time the leak was from the rear of the engine, and turned out to be the Aeroquip line from the bottom of the water pump feeding the air compressor. Does this line need to be replaceD with the same, or can something else be used? The dealer that used to build up my hoses ceased operations at the end of last year and the remaining business that sells the stuff is SKY HIGH in price, so I'd like to not use them. Thanks,Rob Quote Plodding along with no job nor practical application for my existence, but still trying to fix what's broke. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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