Wrecker wishlist of mods

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AZORRAT

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Another Option instead of making the bed removable, would be to copy the 5th wheel capability of the m819. Thinking that might be easier to accomplish. So basically take Zebedee's wheelbase stretch idea

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Relocate the rear winch to just behind the cab and using rollers to guide the cable out past the crane/bed. Then installing a 5th wheel plate where the rear winch was, similar to the back of this m819.

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Input is greatly appreciated as to which idea would be better to go with and why.
Hey Red. Where did you get the picture of this M816?


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zebedee

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That was me playing with the original image, as I did for the 4x4, the 10x10 etc. Just a computer concept developing my 'Photoshop' skills.
 

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Use to fly these in the AF. 42000 lbs (upgrade to 50k later) of pick it up and set it down where ever you want. Miss those days. (That was for the picture of the HH53 Sikorsky Super Jolly Green Giant)
 
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AZORRAT

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What is your guys thoughts on adding an additional clutch depress air pack lever near the front winch so you can operate the front winch outside the cab. My M275 has the air brake handle on the steering column I was going to try. It’s very similar to the Wrecker valve, pressurizes on one way and dumps the other. An additional throttle would be nice also.
 
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Another Ahab

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Use to fly these in the AF. 42000 lbs (upgrade to 50k later) of pick it up and set it down where ever you want. Miss those days. (That was for the picture of the HH53 Sikorsky Super Jolly Green Giant)
Oh, Man, sure would love to see THAT pic:

- For some reason not all the pics are visible (or open when you click).

Aw, shoot...
 

Csm Davis

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What is your guys thoughts on adding an additional clutch depress air pack lever near the front winch so you can operate the front winch outside the cab. My M275 has the air brake handle on the steering column I was going to try. It’s very similar to the Wrecker valve, pressurizes on one way and dumps the other. An additional throttle would be nice also.
According to which wrecker you have would make it easier to use by yourself but on 936 would be easier to go remotely activated like Profo has on his truck.
 

Rescue101

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According to which wrecker you have would make it easier to use by yourself but on 936 would be easier to go remotely activated like Profo has on his truck.
Jeff, Happy new year ! Can you point me to that thread? A remote for the 936 front winch intrigues me and would be Handy for MY application. Thanks ! T.C.
 
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