Ok, so Deuce is setup for 10k lbs, hmmm seems low for a military vehicle, but understand it’s older and had a purpose probably for troop hauling and resupply of light duty things.
I will keep it as is, for light duty and fun
Ok, thanks. I have seen my same Excavator pulled by single axle small dump trucks. Figured it may be close in a weight comparison balance. Again only on pretty flat ground around town at low speeds 45mph or lower. Just seeing if I could use the deuce for some work here and there, not daily.
Just purchased the deuce. Drive it daily, clean truck, was just gone through completely about 5 years ago. Only issues is two wheel cylinders now leaking, only drive on my land right now. Also want to add air assist steering and new fiberglass top. Have prior taken it around town and small trips...
SS - In another posting i was pondering a theory that seems very probabaly. Hot roders and custom car builders use proportional valves for their brake systems to add a safety factor.
so has anyone checked into simple adding an inline proportional value on each side of the tee 30? Or even put...
In theory an in-line single proportional or safety valve on each side of the tee 30 to isolate front and rear brakes, I would suspect could add a good safety benefit if pressure is lost, would allow at least to stop as it should close the valve under a pressure drop scenario.
but, we have kind...
Hmmmm, not a hydraulic or brake expert.
But at that 30 tee, could there not be a splitter valve or some sort of that would close either side in an event of a brake cylinder fail? That seems the cheapest and easiest route. If there is such a thing out there it would allow then...
Guy on Youtube put a freigthliner hydrobooster on his M35a2, or at least I think.
So to the above, you can't use a single air pack with a dual port MC? Seems if a single port like ours works, why would a dual port MC need another air pack?
As a thought, that's a little different.
Why not just find a dual port master cylinder that can be put into the stock location of the current and set up the brake lines to the front and rear? Seems it would work.
SS - Has any installed the Boyce Steering Hydraulic assist kit for the M35a2? Was looking for feedback,pics and any videos of actually how much assist does it give. I also emailed Boyce, but no reply yet; but also want real world feedback. Thanks
Was able to pinpoint a short in the solenoid, back powering through the pump case onto the hydraulic lines and into the frame. Pretty interesting. At least I know from reply’s above no special requirement is needed for the deuce. Thanks all
So new news. My pump once the positive cable is connected, energizes the chassis. Oem says it’s the truck ground system somehow. Does the M35, require some sort of extra ground when adding accessories?
SS - New to site. Just installed a 24v dump bed kit on the M35a2.
During install had hydraulic pump straight to batteries for testing with truck cables disconnected. After testing connected truck cables and hydraulic cables. When placing negative on, the biggest spark and small melt of terminal...
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