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Lets see your "ultimate" service truck!

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

  1. RZucker

    RZucker Senior Member

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    I don't know if I would cuss the V10's. A friend works for the local transit company and says the V10's in their E450 busses go 425K miles unless a freak grenade happens. When the 6.0 diesels first came out, that was the end of them buying diesels.
     
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    Not really cussing them on a reliability issue it’s more of a power issue. I am right at 19k now and my 6.0 pulls it perfectly fine. The other mechanic I work with has the v10 and is about 3k less then me and that thing is a turd. We have had good luck with the 6.7 ps once you put an aftermarket egr cooler on them. I wish they would use these instead.
     
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    I've scaled back and have dismantled but I got a lot done with it 20140413_144520.jpg 20140413_144604.jpg
     
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    catskinner 10 Well-Known Member

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    Kevin Foust 015.jpg old pic's 041.jpg Kevin Foust 016.jpg Not the ultimate service truck, but my last truck back in the day.
    Made a good money with that ol'e Girl.
    Tom
     
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    What do you guys think about this...
    Late 90s International Paystar 6x6
    I’m considering this as a platform for my next rig. Ten foot body, small bed, and a good size knuckle on the back end.
    I’ve been mostly in a mining environment with my 550 but it simply won’t last forever. This could be a project till my trusty 550 retires?
    I’d like to know what the guys who run big trucks think?
     

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  8. RZucker

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    I had a late 80's Paystar 6x6 with a 10 ton RO crane, Even after rebuilding the front axle completely the thing absolutely sucked to drive on the road. More like herding it. If you don't have to do a lot of miles on the road, it might be doable.
    Also the transfer case was a hot runner at highway speeds, if you can find locking hubs for the front axle it may be different.
     
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  9. AzIron

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    You either wont get stuck or you will get stuck so bad you will need a dozer to get out

    I like the idea I think that your working with it will probably last you a long time and it will require work to overload it unlike a 550 but it could be to big maybe not for a mine but other places yea
     
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    Good to know... had to laugh at your herding comment!!
     
  11. Wytruckwrench

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    I have wanted to go with a 6x6 for a long time. The only problem I have had is they are all geared at 55-60 MPH. Keep thinking I’m going to find one and put a sleeper on it and build what I want.
     
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    Yeah we played with caster shims and it still was a wander monster. The big super singles may have been an issue, I probably should have tried some 11R-22.5's just to see if that helped.
     
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    Here’s a truck that I put together. I had a couple wrecked trucks that I bought at a good deal. So decided to build this one. It features a 5005 auto crane, 700L used oil, 3 fresh 50G product tanks, grease pump on reels. Air pack welder, drawer packs and lots of storage.
     

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    A few more pics.
     

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    DefenderHD I like that truck! That would be a nice fit in my small operation.
     
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    Thanks. It is a very versatile truck. Makes a great fit in the fleet.
     
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    I am in the middle of refurbishing my Peterbilt in the other thread. Another big under taking.
     
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    It’s off to paint after two years of working and waiting. 7EE1EB36-4194-4CB1-8C6B-01410D23DDC3.jpeg IMG_3303.MOV.mov
     
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    Sweet truck! But the crane is backwards!! Did you mount it that way for a reason? And where are the outriggers? Not trying to be a dick, but I can't see it being that useful for bigger lifts out the side like that, let alone with no outriggers. I always back my truck up for big lifts, use all the forward weight of the truck as counterweight and outriggers to support side to side.
     
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    5CA6446A-C924-46BD-A36A-A42F621A8F58.jpeg Not the nicest I ever worked out of but it’s the nicest I’ve owned!