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    11-16-2018, 22:45
    m16ty replied to a thread Winch Testing in 5-ton and up
    There will be some slack in the drum. This isn't slack in the gears, it's slack in the dogs, this is completely normal. The dog clutch doesn't have...
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    11-16-2018, 19:16
    m16ty replied to a thread M1000 Trailer in Trailers
    Agreed. I’m not complaining about the cost, I know full well what things like this cost to get operational and maintain. I’m just posting the cost so...
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    11-16-2018, 00:29
    Pulling 12v off of one battery will shorten the life of your batteries, it's proven science, and any battery manufacturer will tell you this. How...
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    11-15-2018, 23:18
    m16ty replied to a thread M1000 Trailer in Trailers
    I've also looked into replacing the APU seal. According to the Kubota manual, you've got to remove the whole case side to replace the seal. I've...
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    11-15-2018, 22:48
    m16ty replied to a thread M1000 Trailer in Trailers
    Spent $1,000 in hoses today, got enough to replace 1/3 of them. Fixing to spend another $1,000 on tires. I'd suspect I'll spend another couple $1,000...
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    11-14-2018, 01:01
    m16ty replied to a thread M1000 Trailer in Trailers
    Well, I reached out to DRS about parts and this is the response I got. "Unfortunately we don't carry or sell spares to the general public. The...
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    11-11-2018, 02:40
    It's a fact, the government has requested stuff back before, mainly due to a demil code change or something they weren't supposed to sell in the...
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    11-11-2018, 02:13
    The pros are, it will save on frontend wear, tire wear and fuel mileage (providing you have a air-shift t-case). The cons are mainly price, and if...
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    11-11-2018, 02:01
    The air t-case came around sometime around 1970. I don't think the air steering came around as standard equipment until maybe the late '80s A2 or...
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    11-10-2018, 20:15
    m16ty replied to a thread M1000 Trailer in Trailers
    I was in serious talks with China Heavy Lift about a Goldhofer knockoff, but wasn't comfortable sending most of the money to china ahead of time...
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    11-10-2018, 16:53
    m16ty replied to a thread M1000 Trailer in Trailers
    G, I seem to remember one time that you mentioned to me about somebody connecting 2-M1000s together. Is that correct? I’ve been toying with the idea...
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    11-10-2018, 16:47
    m16ty replied to a thread M1000 Trailer in Trailers
    The gold standard in platform trailers, Goldhofer, uses 215s on their road trailers. They have a trailer rated at 28mt per axle line running 215s....
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    11-10-2018, 11:20
    m16ty replied to a thread M1000 Trailer in Trailers
    Spent a good part of the day going over the trailer. Got the apu started and ran what hyd I could. The apu fired right up, but after running it for 5...
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    11-08-2018, 23:47
    m16ty replied to a thread M1000 Trailer in Trailers
    Thanks. I may try to get up to Cookeville next week. I'm also going to try to put some air in the tires tomorrow and see how many I'll need. ...
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    11-08-2018, 23:08
    m16ty replied to a thread M1000 Trailer in Trailers
    Also, there are a couple of things I learned about RRAD. A lot of the surplus is out in what amounts to a field, if it rains in can turn into a...
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    11-08-2018, 22:59
    m16ty replied to a thread M1000 Trailer in Trailers
    Unloaded the trailer this afternoon at my place. No pics because it was dark. Just a quick look over in the dark shows the trailer is in fairly good...
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    11-05-2018, 23:35
    By far, the best paint I’ve found for painting mvs is the Rapco paint. Can be bad in rattle cans or gallons.
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    11-03-2018, 09:54
    m16ty replied to a thread M1000 Trailer in Trailers
    Got the EUC back for my trailer this week. Iíve got Red River Wrecker Servisce lined up to load it, and my Dad and a friend of mine are going down...
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    10-29-2018, 11:23
    m16ty replied to a thread Scrap versus Resale in HMMWV
    Looks like you may need to keep most of the body, but for future reference, you don’t have to cut it up to scrap. I know, if you can get it loaded on...
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    10-27-2018, 00:58
    I'll try to get a loading/unloading video. The shelter is currently sitting in the deuce, I need to unload it in the near future anyway. So far...
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    10-26-2018, 21:17
    Anywhere I’ve been, if I have cell service outside, I’ll still have it inside. Maybe a little weaker but still usable. when I got mine, it had a...
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    10-25-2018, 22:17
    m16ty replied to a thread m35a2 cargo cover install in The Deuce
    It's such a pain to remove/replace the cargo cover, it's been years since I've had mine on. I say either leave it on or leave it off, don't take it...
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    10-25-2018, 22:11
    I picked up my S280 back when they were plentiful on GL. https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showthread.php?137906-S-280-camper-build&highlight= I love...
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    10-25-2018, 21:56
    m16ty replied to a thread 900 x16 tire tube in Parts wanted
    Any place that deals in agriculture tires should have them in stock.
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    10-25-2018, 20:17
    Yes, I've seen the reports that they were storing it, but I don't see how that is even possible. Even if it was possible, the expense would be...
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1972 M35A2C dump w/w (nothing more than a hunk of scrap iron between two winches)
1985 Mack RD822SX (Operation Desert Storm veteran)
M1000 transporter
1967 M715
M101A2
4- M105s
M149A2 tanker trailer
M49 parts truck
M35A2 parts truck
M936 (converted to lime spreader truck)

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