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F550/mpl40 Refurb...


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Topic Originally Created by EdsTowing in December of 2014:


We had to do some work to our mpl40 recently to clean it up. The lift cylinders were poor by design & seeped chronically. The tilt cylinder was pitted bad for years but recently started leaking as well. Then one of the winch functions failed due to a problem with the control valve so it was time to pull it apart. We had the valve body overhauled cause Dam...it's like stupid money. The pins & bushings were all replaced. All the rust on the boom was dealt with and we replaced all three cylinders. Then we painted the boom like the rest of our wreckers...which we were supposed to do years ago but never got to it...






This truck still had the original rope on it & Eddie wanted to try synthetic. We removed the winch tensioners and sanded all of the wheels to eliminate any burrs that could cause damage to the rope...






"Primary Roll" of this unit now.....




All done & back in service....




Keen 1051 said:

Ed, ever thought about starting a refurb shop? Great job!


JEF said:

I'm convinced dunks is the reason we don't all quit after a standard 8 hour shift.

Very clean rebuild.


Dlock13 said:

Ed, I've always enjoyed your refurbish posts over the years. Turned out nice. How's the 6.4 holding up since all the problems early on?

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