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    Dovetail truck bed for hauling skid steer?

    The rollback is close to what I'm going to do with my old water truck. This is my 1973 RL-797 with 375hp Mack V8, 10sp Mack transmission, and aluminum frame, hubs, differential(s), w/Neway air tag drop axle: Going to install a new 28' Century aluminum rollback bed onto this chassis as I...
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    Cost of new pickups

    I have many times seen this very problem. The then local Ford dealer used to borrow one of my lifts almost weekly for pulling cabs. They had two lifts and needed two more but couldn't dedicate the space needed without adding onto the building which was not an option.
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    Cost of new pickups

    Won't be a factor for me. Far too many people in this area rapidly tiring of the high payments they are saddled with for the convenience of new as the economy continues to tank and the price of essential goods/items continue to increase. I am seeing more and more luxury or "high end"...
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    What materials/alloys are used for excavator booms and sticks?

    Rather poor images taken almost five years ago. I have the fully rebuilt original 340 engine and four speed transmission in the shop but not reinstalled. The car had almost 341,000 miles on it when I quite driving it almost daily in March, 1996 when my new Dodge truck came in which I...
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    What materials/alloys are used for excavator booms and sticks?

    It's been a great skill to have and be able to work with. Guy across the street from us in the early 70's was an excellent welder out of his garage in the back yard and had a nice mobile setup for the times on his one ton Chevrolet truck. He actually gave me my first Hobart Bros. G-213 engine...
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    When scooping with the front bucket, how do you avoid just pushing it forward continually?

    Start your push into the pile and roll the bucket back as you move forward. Light, fluffy material is a challenge only experience will overcome.
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    What materials/alloys are used for excavator booms and sticks?

    I would agree. I did not do a lot of welding jobs offered as I've not been certified or really had any formal training of the craft. Just happened to know how to weld, (for the most part as self taught). I always look at "liability exposure" before engaging in most any activity where something...
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    What materials/alloys are used for excavator booms and sticks?

    I never had any problems with it, (NR211) myself but really wasn't putting things such as boxed sections back together that were snapped off; only welding back together after vee grooving out the cracks to ensure full penetration. Don't think I've ever welded anything broken near 3/4" in thickness.
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    What materials/alloys are used for excavator booms and sticks?

    I've done the same thing with my track torch only for plasma cutting long straight, or curved lines via pattern. Don't do it enough to justify a table but a section of plywood laid out, or a small tube formed into the shape you need works very well for the tractor wheels to bear/slide against.
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    F600/F700 suspension seat options

    Seats in this F-650 are factory without any tags I could find and are high back. They both have built in electric air compressors. Guess I don't really lean back in them so never paid much attention.
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    What materials/alloys are used for excavator booms and sticks?

    I go 300 - 400 degrees on a preheat via crayon also and like the Lincoln 211 "innershield" wire myself if outside repairing something. Still use 7018, and 8018 also on truck frames when called for and the repair is small. Although the suitcase feeder is handy, it's still cumbersome to drag out...
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    Case HTO alternative

    Shell Rotella does and that is what is in my tractor.
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    Converting aux hydraulics to proportional control

    If you could attach a photo of the solenoids package itself and some identifiers, I can do some research also. Some things can be rather inexpensive to incorporate, some quite expensive, but need to know what is being worked with to start.
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    Fiat Allis fl10B

    I asked my son in law about the one I posted photos of and he tells me the farmer that owns the machine still uses it regularly in his feed lot for cleaning. He is looking to replace the tractor with a large frame CTL in the future however citing lack of parts availability. This water pump being...
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    Case HTO alternative

    I've ran 10W-30 oil in my 1845C for over 20 years now without the additive, and without problems. 424 oil is a good fluid also for the application but a lot more cost.
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