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Ron how much cable is on the 819? you or doghead posted it awhile back on a different thread about the cables.I will tape the drum tomorrow, also will tape a m62 drum as well. My drum only has a single layer, I will also check the clearance.
I have 26' of boom, I will tape the fall from boom tip to ground with full boom, full boom up.
Going by the drum dimentions alone, assuming 1/2" cable... M62 has drum capacity of 89' and your 819 has 98' - not enough of a difference in my mind considering the added height of the manual stick.....Well I went and taped the 819 cable, man do I like running this truck,
....6--m819 drum-approx.11"x17", m62 drum-approx. 10"x17"
Hope somebody out there in SS land finds this interesting.
As to a break in the cable put your land anchors on top of your boom and they will be out of your way and protect the operators. And I have seen lots of M936 wreckers and none have had hydraulic outriggers, but that would be great mod.
Spades only weigh about 8 or 12lbs so throw em off. They are secured by 2 pieces of steel with a top pin and a pin for the other endWould you mind snapping a picture of the top of your M936 boom? How specifically the Land Anchors are affixed to it is my interest. I have seen a LOT of the spades up on top - but no decent pictures of the brackets. I am getting PD tired of climbing over mine - and all I am doing is replacing hydraulic hoses. I can't imagine how much more irritating they would be laying in the bed if I was actually USING the wrecker as a wrecker...
Sad part is the boom doesn't come down over the side of the truck where I could reach the spades if I needed them. Off the truck, no big deal. Back on the truck is gonna suck. And hoisting them up on top of the boom - with no "Soldier B" just may not happen at all.
Maybe I need TWO wreckers. The second one could stack the stuff up on top of the boom
That "under the bumper" mounting is a really SLICK idea!Spades only weigh about 8 or 12lbs so throw em off. They are secured by 2 pieces of steel with a top pin and a pin for the other end
I secured mine under my bumper
I was pretty excited when I discovered it. It was an old thread, but I got plenty of good from it! There definitely are an awful lot of helpful people here...Thanks for refreshing this thread - had forgot all about it. Just reread from the start. Damn I miss the banter with Ron, he was such a wealth of information and knowledge. Weldersam also has left the fold.
Thanks for bumping this thread and posting pictures, y'all. I've also always wondered how the boom-top mounts were made. Was there ever any MWO, PS Mag article, etc. about boom-top mounting? Or was it just tribal knowledge? I also like that under-bumper mounting idea.
Thanks zebedee !Ground spades slid in from the rear, down the sides of the frame rails ........ a la WWII M1A1 Ward La France heavy wrecker.
Body ends capped off for bed containment ...... a la '70's Australian M816 med wreckers.
Anyone who has studied, nay, just 'noticed' features of military wreckers over the years will have seen most modifications used at one time or another. Jeff, you will be able to verify whether "Hotel 8's" in the US army/USMC had/have enough free reign to mod as they saw fit. REME and RAEME 'wrecky mechs' pretty much do what they need to assist with improving their trucks so long as the mods don't take the truck out of operational service for too long.
NB. This is not a "do your homework" dig, just a pointer to historical info that can be expanded if your truck can be improved for you, without reinventing the wheel when you have an idea - it may have been done before and bugs worked out for you!
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