Recent content by m16ty

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    M870A1 Dayton to Pilot Hub swap

    I’ve got a M870 trailer, but ours came with stud pilot wheels. Nothing wrong with Daytons though. We just swapped the wheels over to 17.5 tubeless. You could have done that with the Dayton hubs, just bought 17.5 tubeless Dayton wheels. Are you sure the 22.5 tires won’t rub during articulation...
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    M1000 Trailer

    The truck has quite the history, it transported tanks across the desert during Operation Desert Storm. Was in the 471st transportation company , driven by Sgt Robbin Titus. Here is the thread about the truck https://www.steelsoldiers.com/threads/mack-rd822sx.145915/ It is a 1985 Mack...
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    M1000 Trailer

    Wireless remote is actually not all that costly these days. The problem is how to make it all work. In a ideal world, you'd just swap out the hyd valve stack with solenoid valves, but it's not that easy on the M1000. Everything is hard piped to the valve stack, and it is pretty tight quarters...
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    M1000 Trailer

    He's actually adjusting the level. When moving something that heavy and that tall, you really have to watch your trailer level, when traveling over uneven terrain. There is actually a framing level laying on the deck, and he is watching it and adjusting accordingly. For the military uses, they...
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    M1000 Trailer

    Here is a good pic from Huntsville Utilities, where we moved the transformer at Redstone Arsenal.
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    Steel Soldiers migration 12/9/19

    Yes, I've been around here through a few site changes also. I have to admit, I don't like change, but I've come to learn that change is just a part of life, so I deal with it. If Drew said we needed to change, I take his word on it, and we needed to change. Lord knows that I have no idea about...
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    Steel Soldiers migration 12/9/19

    I've got the search icon now. I don't know what you did, but it seems to have fixed it.
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    Steel Soldiers migration 12/9/19

    Still not seeing it. Here is what I'm looking at.
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    Steel Soldiers migration 12/9/19

    Maybe it's operator error on my part, but for the life of me I can't find the search. A member has PMed me about some info I had in a old thread. I was wanting to find that thread and provide him a link, but can't figure out how to search.
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    s280 shelter questions

    I’ve converted a s280 into a camper that slides in and out of my deuce. I hate the metal floor. I restored most of the rest of the shelter, but just laid a piece of carpet over the metal floor, and it still has a awful feeling when walking on it, especially with your shoes off. I think even 1/2”...
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    M1000 Trailer

    I don't know why the one pic is upside down. I tried to fix it but didn't have any luck.
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    M1000 Trailer

    Moved another transformer this week at Redstone Arsenal. 190,000 lbs.
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    M1000 Trailer

    No plans for a M1070, that old Mack didn’t even know there was a load back there.
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    M1000 Trailer

    Hauled our first load today on the M1000. 175,000 lb load, 250,000 lb gross.
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    M1000 Trailer

    When I was out there taking those pictures, Dad was trying to get me to video it in a turn, but it was fixing to rain and I didn't get around to it. It takes some training to pull the thing. You figure out real quick that if you take a turn like a normal tractor/trailer you'll wind out running...
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