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  1. 8madjack

    2 questions, batteries and tires

    Got the batteries hooked in parallel and charging, fingers crossed. Only had 1 set of jumpers handy so I used some wire I had on one set
  2. 8madjack

    2 questions, batteries and tires

    Pulled the 2 bad batteries, the side label lists them as AGM, just like wes said. The tie over between the 2 may have been loose even though the clamps were tight, perhaps thats why this pair went bad.
  3. 8madjack

    What have you done to your 5 ton this week?

    Yes, that's what I did, The job wasn't too bad after I made the press tool so I could maintain pressure on the drill in those weird spots
  4. 8madjack

    What have you done to your 5 ton this week?

    Did this a while back actually, but finished adding safety plates to torque rod ends. Not the most fun, but not horrible after making that press. also separated my batteries, isolated 2 bad ones and am working on getting them back up to snuff hopefully
  5. 8madjack

    2 questions, batteries and tires

    Does it have to be a deep cycle battery? I have several regular batteries, I get the impression that a good battery will get the charger to activate whether its deep cycle or not.
  6. 8madjack

    2 questions, batteries and tires

    Thanks for all the input I definitely appreciate the knowledge and experience. Since they are agm according to simp (thanks) ill try the parallel charging method.. I'll just run the 2 in the mean time and go back to 4 if they resurrect.
  7. 8madjack

    2 questions, batteries and tires

    That's great news to hear, I'll have to educate myself on how to resurrect them, the repair function of the battery charger didn't do it.
  8. 8madjack

    2 questions, batteries and tires

    5 ton Ill check the connections, the recent charging and testing has been with the batteries separately on 12v chargers.
  9. 8madjack

    2 questions, batteries and tires

    Mine are maintenance free I don't think they're AGM, at least I didn't see it on the battery anywhere. I've had my genius 7200 set on 24 volt and had it maintaining the truck through the slave Port since I've owned it which has been a few years now
  10. 8madjack

    2 questions, batteries and tires

    Thanks, but I like the singles, I'm not looking to go to duals in the back, but Dual 395 would look pretty badass! There's a water truck on Instagram called tactical Nessie that I follow that has them and it looks pretty tough
  11. 8madjack

    2 questions, batteries and tires

    Thanks for the replies. I figured if the tires were getting too old I'd look for newer 395s. Mine look good, just the age was concerning me, for on road use anyway. What about running the 2 good military batteries for now, just removing the 2 bad ones?
  12. 8madjack

    2 questions, batteries and tires

    it seems that two of my batteries have gone bad, I normally keep my truck on the Noco genius 24 volt charger through the slave port oh, I was putting it around on the property using it and I noticed once or twice when I hit the start switch it didn't crank and then when I hit it again a second...
  13. 8madjack

    Steel Soldiers MV of the month September 2020

    I love tracked vehicles, imagine my chagrin when I had to pick between two of them but the one Towing the howitzer 1, how can you refuse a half track with a Howitzer
  14. 8madjack

    What have you done to your 5 ton this week?

    Made a portable press to help drill my torque rod ends for safety plates. It works great, might not fit the upper inners, but fits the rest. Shop supervisor pebbles on site.
  15. 8madjack

    What have you done to your 5 ton this week?

    Thank you! I think Ill pass on the welding, my concern also was causing a separation and I'm not a fan of cooling the weld with water, that's a no no on welds I've been taught. I think I'm going to build a little Contraption to help me put pressure on the drill under the truck when I'm drilling...
  16. 8madjack

    What have you done to your 5 ton this week?

    Checked all my torque rod ends by flexing them, I do this around quarterly, they all pass, but are looking kind of crusty, I plated one last year that I think didnt flex back as it should. I drilled and tapped that one, I want to do the rest as a precaution, but it is a pain in the but, does...
  17. 8madjack

    Fmtv crane maintenance manual, hydraulics specs?

    That information makes sense based on what I read in the manual a while back , I'm going to have to go out of my way to get eyes on an actual truck, there is an Army Depot base here maybe I can go talk to those guys Thanks for that research and sharing it here
  18. 8madjack

    Fmtv crane maintenance manual, hydraulics specs?

    It's on my "things to do" list, been busy with other stuff unfortunately. I plan on studying the heck out of the TMs, or hopefully run into a guy who worked on these specifically before actually doing it.😁
  19. 8madjack

    What have you done to your 5 ton this week?

    Had the piglet on fire watch while burning brush for 12 hours... lots of brush, had to run the hose up the hill and douse a smoldering stump. Did a nice little putt around afterwards.
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