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Lets see your "ultimate" service truck!

Discussion in 'Showtime!' started by DirtySouthTruck, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. WCR73

    WCR73 Active Member

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    Nice rigs. My first post, have been loving this forum, this thread especially. You guys have really nice rigs. I'm in the middle of setting up my first service truck for my side business. It's a 2000 F450. I've got a ways to go but you guys are lighting a fire. Thanks. Keep the pics coming.
     
  2. KRW

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    2006 c5500 with an Accurate Truck Bodies deck.
    It's a stepping stone the the ultimate truck...
     

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  3. colelwin

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    G'day everyone this is my ute, reading this thread has given me a lot of ideas, i want to build a truck next year.
    My ute has enough to get me by with a petrol air compressor in the middle of my boxes, its all on a frame i just unbolt 2 3/8 bolts and put the legs in and lift off when i don't need the boxes on.
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  4. simonsrplant

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    My Christmas present.
    2011 F550
    PM6 Knuckle boom
    General Aluminum Body
    Soon to have 302 trailblazer added from old unit.
     
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  5. Junkyard

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    What's the load chart like on the PM6? Looks like a slick rig. :thumbsup:thumbsup
     
  6. simonsrplant

    simonsrplant Senior Member

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    Thanks !
    6280 @ 6feet
    530 @ 40feet
     
  7. Junkyard

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    Not too shabby. I've been quietly searching for another truck. Quietly so the mrs doesn't catch wind! I seem to attract a lot of the big iron so I'm seriously considering a boom truck as the start and add boxes etc to it. Not too many guys around here that can or want to tackle the D11's and mass excavators. Cat field supervisor told me to get into boring as well. We shall see! Getting a little taste of your weather down here, single digits this weekend they say. Not as cold but still cold!

    Junkyard
     
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  8. simonsrplant

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    Yeah, I was looking for something a little larger but cost restraints put the brakes on that one.
    I've gone from my older 550 with no crane to this one so am excited to get it working.
    I hear you with the cold:
    Last two weeks have been around the 25celcius below through the day, colder at night...
     
  9. markshr151

    markshr151 Well-Known Member

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    My new build

    I think I will post my new build on this site. Advice and ideas will be welcome. This is what I had IMG_1389.jpg
    And this is the replacement. IMG_1448.jpg
     
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    My new build

    And this is my progress

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  11. FSERVICE

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    I figured you was going to leave it tandem!!!! LOL Looks like a good start on a great build!!! you should have great weather for the build unlike me here in Indiana where it has rained for the last week everyday & looks like rain all this week again!!!
     
  12. markshr151

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    I hate sandblasting.adding more frame then prime and paint
     

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    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    Nice work Mark. I know just enough about steel and fabrication to get myself into trouble.:)

    Why did you go with a welded and bolted splice instead of a fishplate weld on the frame? Just curious about the differences.
     
  16. markshr151

    markshr151 Well-Known Member

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    There are a few theory's. mine is any weld on a frame is a wound to the strength. So weld the two sections together with all the right techniques and add a section of frame with bolts to build on the weakness of the welded frame. All in all it should be stronger then new. But not really.
     
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    simonsrplant what c/a is the truck and how much room to mount the crane
     
  18. markshr151

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    A long day of wire wheel and primer.
     
  19. markshr151

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    The cab to center of rear axel is 136". There will be 96" behind that.i would like a small crane but it is a luxury on this truck. The reason I decided to build my own was I was unable to find a used truck to meet my needs. This truck is not a service truck. We work on radio towers and require a lot of hardware and many miles between jobs with the ability to fix anything.
     
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