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Check behind the glovebox for the Line setting ticket ,  They are very helpful

in identifying the parts the truck came from factory with .

Great deal on a tough truck !!  Good Luck

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3 hours ago, Kevingweq said:

Check behind the glovebox for the Line setting ticket ,  They are very helpful

in identifying the parts the truck came from factory with .

Great deal on a tough truck !!  Good Luck

Yep, it's there, I will get a picture later

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  • 2 weeks later...

Saw this at the gas station yesterday

 

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stopped and talked to the guy, he uses it to go deep into the back country moose hunting and was fueling up to do just that.  Loves it

 

i have been working on setting up poles and a winch in the new truck

 

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Just moose hunting?  Looks like he could do a little logging and drill a few oil wells too! 

Nice set up in the truck, good deal.

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6 hours ago, AKwelder said:

Saw this at the gas station yesterday

 

 

stopped and talked to the guy, he uses it to go deep into the back country moose hunting and was fueling up to do just that.  Loves it

 

i have been working on setting up poles and a winch in the new truck

 

 

 

I saw that tractor going down the road, he had a normal moose buggy on the trailer IIRC.    I wondered if that's what he was doing with it, while it's an interesting setup, I'm not really convinced that's really the most practical moose buggy.

 

You've been quite busy with that new truck I see.   You have a counterweight in mind?

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3 hours ago, Baradium said:

   You have a counterweight in mind?

Yep, the 800# V-8 in front

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7 hours ago, TroyDairy said:

Lets hope the welds hold up better than the ones that that guy welded your blade with....

Maybe he could hire a pipline welder to do it.....

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8 hours ago, TroyDairy said:

Lets hope the welds hold up better than the ones than that guy welded your blade with....

 

22 minutes ago, mader656 said:

Maybe he could hire a pipline welder to do it.....

Hey now, the welds broke before the tractor got hurt, that's called engineering.  

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8 hours ago, Baradium said:

As sturdy as your boom setup looks, I think that'll be your lifting limitation

I am sure I can limit the whole rig out with some distance and a bit of wieght, but it is better than what I had.  When I get the tail done I will have a 4000# truck on one side of the fulcrum and the boom on the other, what cold go wrong?

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56 minutes ago, AKwelder said:

I am sure I can limit the whole rig out with some distance and a bit of wieght, but it is better than what I had.  When I get the tail done I will have a 4000# truck on one side of the fulcrum and the boom on the other, what cold go wrong?

My first wrecker "slide in" boom cloned yours except it only extended about a foot past the bed. 

HAND winch too!

I had some beefy biceps back then.

Nice fab work AK!

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4 hours ago, MTO said:

My first wrecker "slide in" boom cloned yours except it only extended about a foot past the bed. 

HAND winch too!

I had some beefy biceps back then.

Nice fab work AK!

Is that how you landed such a hot mama...... ;)

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Things have been kind of off lately, trying to work on a few dozen items, but work just isn't cooperating .   I spent Labor Day weekend in Valdez with a 48" hole saw punching new branch lines in a header,  home Thursday, and boy are the leaves going fast. Spent today running an underground power line to the new well house from this spring

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time to start buttoning up the gin pole truck, move some equipment, and get a few wrench jobs done.  And as they say   "Winter is coming "

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1 hour ago, RichardDSalyer said:

What is that green and yellow varmint hiding behind the electrical pole and meter?

Lol,  Gotta have some other colors so you appreciate the good ones

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5 minutes ago, AKwelder said:

Lol,  Gotta have some other colors so you appreciate the good ones

:)

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Used my gin poles today

 

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that welder is well over 2000#,  the poles work great, but it sure is a load on the springs.   Time for airbags and low boy tires

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