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Those are lead-screw actuators. They don't satisfy my primary safety requirement of releasing the valves when power is disconnected. A lead screw actuator will hold position when power is removed, even at loads much stronger than what would stall the motor.
I sold one of those crane control boxes to somebody a while back. Was that you? If so, I'm especially glad to see it doing its thing! I had bought the control on eBay with thoughts of using it to retrofit a remote control to my M543A2. I never got around to doing that, but now I'm thinking about it again.
Great idea!Pull the stops, the 543 WILL do 360,
Use the 24v work light circuit for power, with a on/off swich at the operator station for the lights
I was thinking along the lines of putting a knuckleboom on my M923. After unsuccessfully looking for suitable knucklebooms that didn't cost 3x what I paid for the truck, I got frustrated and bid on my new M936A1 on GL (waiting on EUC clearance now). So that has me back to thinking about a remote control retrofit.It is cheaper to have soldier #2 to handle thr rigging on the ground. And as we get older (like Me) it is easier to just stay in the seat and push the levers and let the kids do the jumping around. I f you need a remote contolled boom, maybe the best thing would be to mount a knuckleboom on a chassis or Cargo truck then you can stand on the ground and just climb up an down to unhook the load in the truck.
This is the ONLY reason for the rotation stop on the earler wreckers, down and out trying to get reach is REAL hard on a cab topThe M936 has to be able to spin 360 to use the crane to get the spare tire. The only thing that will stop it is the cab, well, that probably wouldn't stop it either, so pay attention to what your doing.
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