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Turbo4whl

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  1. Information you should know about PTO's and transmissions is that they are matched to each other. Yes many transmissions have the same mounting for the PTO but the PTO drive gear needs to match the different trans. Also the assembly arrangement can be different form one trans to the next. There are many different model PTO's as well. If you want to keep the boom operational with a PTO, a later model GM 5 speed would work. Look for one that has a PTO already mated. There would also be clutch modifications needed to use the 5 speed.
  2. Kevin drove out with his wrecker and did a fabulous job loading the engine and transmission. It was located in a tight hilly driveway. Thank you very much!
  3. Well after 50+ years, Hess finally has a medium/heavy wrecker truck.
  4. Hello, Is there anyone in or near East Hampton that could load an engine and transmission in my pickup? Seller estimates it weighs 1500 pounds. With all the road tolls and bridge fees I really would rather just drive the pickup truck. Seller has no way to lift the engine. Please PM me with your contact info and an estimated price. Thank you.
  5. I assume you found their site for information? http://www.truhitch.com/ I work on a fleet of utility equipment. When any of our heaver units requires a tow, such as our IH Paystar 5000 mounted with a 170 foot reach Bronto Skyreach, the towing contractor always arrives with their Tru-Hitch. The all wheel drive Paystar is very top heavy an just makes scale.
  6. Carlisle Fairgrounds hosting Truck Nationals this weekend. Lots to see: https://carlisleevents.com/
  7. Still here in Pennsylvania. Carlisle Truck Nationals this weekend. https://carlisleevents.com/ Anyone going? I'll be there. IA62-IA64 Always lots of trucks and wreckers to see. (not my wrecker pictured)
  8. I added two flag holders to my hobby wrecker: American Flag always on the right. Two small Bonnie Blue flags on the wheel lift and a Scouting anniversary flag on the mast. Sorry, no wind to move the flags when parked.
  9. On our older F550's if the batteries were disconnected the PCM would not recognize that the unit has a PTO until after the truck has been driven. So a possible issue could be with the PCM or connections. More common, the man lift units that we have, the PTO will not work if the parking brake is not set. There is a trigger wire with a diode wired to the parking brake pedal switch. Another possibility is the throttle pedal. When the PTO is engaged the PCM sets the RPM. If the accelerator pedal is pushed it can disengage the PTO. (not all models) Is the floor mat pushing on the throttle? Tomorrow at work I can look on the Ford site and see if there are any TSB's related to the PTO. I will need the vin number to look for TSB's. (Technical Service Bulletins) Send a PM with the number if you want to.
  10. I would guess this one is out of your enjoyment range as well. I spotted it and though I'd post for everyone's viewing pleasure.
  11. Was someone looking for one of these? Not mine and not cheap. https://longisland.craigslist.org/cto/d/rocky-point-vintage-tow-truck/6870166987.html
  12. Turbo4whl

    F650 Allison trans

    Not sure about the 650's, the 750's in the fleet I work on have the module above the transmission. We have had several trucks with corroded contacts on the module plug. This will set many various codes, intermittent.
  13. So I found the truck to mount the Holmes 330 on. 1956 3800 (1 ton). Like the old Holmes unit this truck needs work too, but it is very original.
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