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Overload of the Day

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by Birken Vogt, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

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    The guys running Quints at the quarry were discussing tire wear and component fatigue repairs, likely NOT to repurchase as are a money spending proposition in a short amount of time where what is gained in product capaicty and revenue is more than spent on repairs/maintenance. One gentleman has rebushed his drop axles twice in five years, wheel bearings are a common occurrence failure as are seals. To make these multi axle units weight efficient they are reduced as to materials installed and can be a tad too light for what are trying to accomplish with them.
     
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    In Colson's state the auto companies wrote the weight laws long, long ago. Steel coils are heavy, and they were pulling them with wiggle wagons long before they were legal everywhere.
     
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  3. Truck Shop

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    Most of the rust belt is like that
     
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    That picture just looks like a joke, honestly. Who in their mind would ever look at something like that and think "that's a great combination", it just makes no sense why some place would allow such a thing. In general though, drop axles just seem ridiculous, I am so glad they are not run here. Just run a dahm tri-drive, or twin steers, or both, it's way better in the end and it's a guarantee it's easier on the roads as the weight is distributed way better then drop axles, and there's no risk of people driving on the road with them raised.
     
  5. Truck Shop

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    Just from the maintenance view-Rigs with that many drop axles are a constant battle with
    air leak/air valve issues. The high volume compressor required, lift axle control valves, extra
    air tanks, yards of air line and a pile of fittings plus all the air bags.
     
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  6. skyking1

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    yes that's the complete opposite of KISS.
    that's why the bulk of the material around here moves on eight axle truck/pup. they usually only have that one drop on the truck. some pit operations like miles Sand and gravel use belly dumps to get stuff out to the plants. a set of lightweight doubles they can move quite a bit of sand or gravel.
     
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  7. DMiller

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    Well loaded and set to leave in morning, headed to OK with the Tetanus Queen!! Be under license weight but still a might heavy for the truck/trailer.

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    My dad bought new a truck identical to that one but a short bed when I turned 16 he gave it to me then I rebuilt it more less kinda miss the thing tho it would have been a rust bucket by now.
     
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    99 SD F250 7.3 dsl, 340,000 HARD Miles doing just as shown here only it was usually dragging a farm tractor and implements to BILs farm south of here then back to home. It has been semi retired as I have for some time now.

    When the KW is done it will be sold or fully retired to history.
     
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    D. what's the tq got for power?
     
  11. DMiller

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    Old chevy has a 366 4bbl currently a Edelbrock knock off AFB had to add a electric fuel pump as the later mechanicals are crap

    5 spd Clark still works sort of, the two speed has not been wired up in ages, has a new radiator all new hoses and oil change was recent and a reman ps pump cartridge as I had been using it to haul offal dirt and rock
    Bed appears a mess but I overlaid the floor and worst rust thrus with 1/8” steel 2019 the hydraulics still work well.
     
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  12. DMiller

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    Even started right up when got here, headed home.
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  13. Truck Shop

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    I see you parked under a real lean-to.
     
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    Have a similar truck I bought new - 2001 F250, 4x4, 7.3 PS, extended cab XL with auto trans. It has around 300K on the clock and we just replaced the trans a month ago. It's a spare truck on the yard when we need one. It's a heck of a truck if I'd known how good the 1999-2002 Superduty's would be I'd bought more and kept them.
     
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    It's like a good pair of shoes, by the time you find out how good they are and how bad the new model is, it's too late.
    Now i buy 3 more pairs and put them in the closet when i get a good one.
     
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    Especially after living through the nightmare which was the 2003-2010 Superduty's....:eek::cool::confused::(
     
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    What nightmare did you live through with them? I'm driving an '08 F-350, 4x4, V10 with auto trans, 235,000 miles. I've had regular maintenance items like brakes, ball joints, u-joints, and lots of rust. Current issue i need to dealnwith are broken exhaust manifold studs. Not a huge issue, but its going to be a full day repair whenever I get around to fixing it.
     
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    The 6.0 diesel was a nightmare.
     
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    The 6.0 and 6.4. I had enough of the 6.0's and the economy was in the tank so didn't have a 6.4. My first Superduty was a 1999 F250 V10 - it was pass everything except the gas station.:D

    The V10's are thirsty but good engines.
     
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