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Old 06-24-2004, 03:32 PM
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Well I just became the proud owner of a Mack truck w/split trans...she does run but needs very little work...right now she is set up as a tow truck for semi's....i'm thinking dump truck...hope in the next 2 weeks to move her home and get started ...stay tuned for pic's...so far total investment is nothing ...yep it was given to me cuz the lady was sick of looking at it
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Old 06-24-2004, 03:42 PM
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Hey boiler, When you get tired of looking at it call me I will be more than happy to come over and pick it up from you!!!
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Old 06-24-2004, 03:51 PM
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So what are the specs and all that garbage?
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Old 06-24-2004, 04:25 PM
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Split shift, are you saying 2 handles? Hell, I don't even think I remember how to shift one of those any more.
I sure hope it ain't a damn B model. Those bastards were built for midgets.
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Old 06-24-2004, 06:29 PM
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The LADY was sick of looking at it. Maybe she was a cleaning lady or something LOL


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Old 06-24-2004, 07:29 PM
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Boilerman, I am with you, make it a dump. This will really come in handy for the members of Shop Floor Talk. What a great site this has turned in to with members like boiler buying a truck for our use. Thanks bud, by the way, can you get it ready by next weekend. I have a project we can start on. I will send you a map to my farm in alabama.
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Old 06-24-2004, 07:43 PM
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hey now jim....don't go swearin on this here board(buying) is a dirty word ..
i gots it for free...just got off the phone makin plans to get her home ...going to talk to a guy about a hand in getting her started and home .
might have her home by end of next week....but i do know one thing..after i get it stripped of the boom and before i install the hydro. and dump bed ...i'll get her weighted for plates...lol
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Old 06-25-2004, 02:38 PM
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someone wanted the dope on it ...it is a 1968 r-600...duel split trans(what i'm told got 2 split levers and one shift...they said 40 gears 18 of them for backwards)..when i looked at it i was thinking it was one split lever and the other was pto engage lever.....will find out for sure when i get it going......went to kick it over today...starter spun but wouldn't ingage...so got to take silinoide apart and clean it ...would engage if you jumped it with a screw driver..and need better batteries ...also was told last time it was drove was 1 year ago....more updates and maybe pics soon
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Old 06-25-2004, 08:24 PM
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I'd bet on an 18 speed in an R model, 2 shifters, and 3rd lever for the pump PTO & valve.
Fortunately, I know the guy who can build them trannys from the ground up, though it will scare you seein him knock one apart after it's locked in gear.
Unfortunately, parts will cost you more than a house.
Worse yet, I can't recall how to shift one, but there should be an aluminum etched instruction plate between the sun visors.

Thar rig may have a 12/24 volt switch on the batterys for starting.
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hhhhmmmm....12/24 switch......will have to look for it ...she does take 2 batteries...was looking at the shift patteren on dash....i'm not familiar with rigs this size ...so when i get her going i'm headed to the field to play with it alittle...any more info you can give me will be very much welcome...i do know one thing ....beer gut has got to shrink some more...tight fit between seat and wheel....but what really got me was to odmeter...016,475...can it be true ...suspendtion is tight like it is new....??????...i do know she spent 16 years in a garage not moving
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