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peakbagger

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I have not heard from patrol yet and unfortunately do not have his number. I have a trucker in the area that hauled the two 404 out of California and is now getting the little bus for my camper experiment on a 404. He is coming thru massachusets this day so I hope we can get something going before the trucker is gone out of the area. This trucker goes regulary to the west cost so may be he can take it along for an acceptable price.. but yeah shipping is expensive.
I see on Unimog Exchange that he has listed it as sold. Someone got a nice buy despite the potential logistical hassle.
 

joeblack5

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I see on Unimog Exchange that he has listed it as sold. Someone got a nice buy despite the potential logistical hassle.
that someone would be me, I will start a new thread with the transmission problem somewhere next week. It arrived this morning at 7.30 and rolled nicely of the trailer.. It is cold here in the NE and a wind is blowing so no work on it yet.flu419 on trailer from Massachussets.jpg
 

The FLU farm

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That is one brave hot shot, joeblack!

I haven't tried putting a SEE on my tandem axle with duals yet, a gooseneck with 10K axles.
Some 8,500 lbs. of trailer and 16,000 worth of SEE alone puts me within 500 lbs. of the trailer's GVWR.
 

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that someone would be me, I will start a new thread with the transmission problem somewhere next week. It arrived this morning at 7.30 and rolled nicely of the trailer.. It is cold here in the NE and a wind is blowing so no work on it yet.View attachment 799327
Have fun. Scott at EI referred me to a retired Unimog mechanic, Tony ? in his area a few years back. I give him a call about some work on a 1300 and he mentioned that he was previously a Case MB94 mechanic and was there during the trials for the SEE. He spent his subsequent career teaching military mechanics on servicing the SEE. He mentioned he did a lot of transmission rebuilds as his comment was that many folks shifted far too quickly. When the SEE went away he retired but as of few years ago he was still doing Unimog work. He does not work for free but could be a resource on the wrong side of the country.

No doubt there are a few dead SEEs around with good transmissions, its just finding them as I expect the owners are embarrassed that they gave up trying to get them running and would rather let them rot then admit it. Von may have a handle on one https://vonsmog.com/unimog_used_parts.html. Might be cheaper than buying parts.
 

Pinsandpitons

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that someone would be me, I will start a new thread with the transmission problem somewhere next week. It arrived this morning at 7.30 and rolled nicely of the trailer.. It is cold here in the NE and a wind is blowing so no work on it yet.View attachment 799327
Yea, that's a beefy set of axles there.... or a total disregard for safe towing. Probably the former.
 

Migginsbros

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Btw, so you´re SEE FLU419 owners have a look at steel soldiers military vehicle of the month.

It´s worth to vote for Migginsbros SEE this month to give this MV like a Swiss army knife the respect he/she deserves.;)
 
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The FLU farm

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I did on my tractor, using a Surplus Center valve, but haven't had a need for one on the SEE yet.
Given the very cramped space available on the tractor, putting one on a SEE has to be easier.
 

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I thought I would post in this forum as it has the broadest visibility among FLU users. We recently had a fatality at a site because an operator standing next to the backhoe(conventional backhoe) moved one of the swing footpedals and was crushed between the tower and the chassis. Though this was a conventional backhoe, I would hazard to say the FLU has a high risk because the controls are so open and tempting to reach from ground level. That swing can happen very fast if the high idle engine RPM is activated. Please be careful and only operate the controls from the seat.
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The FLU farm

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I'm guilty of operating the pedals by hand, while standing on the ground, somewhat frequently.
With my knees and back I'm more likely to hurt/kill myself getting up on and off the machine, I think.

Besides, I run mine at 900-1,200 rpm for the most part, so nothing moves quickly. Still, it's not the safest thing to do, so your warning is well warranted, Speedwoble.
 
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