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Passed Inspection and Weigh In today!!
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Willy-N    Posted 03-08-2004 at 12:45:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well I passed the State Patrol Inspection and got my Sticker on the windsheild. As far as the total weight loaded with water I had 7,350 lbs on the front axle (allowed 9,000) and 17,980 lbs rear axle (allowed 20,000 w/type of tires) so I have plenty to spare both end for extra equipmet and passengers! So my GRVW was 25,330 lbs just like I thought it would be just under 26,000 lbs loaded. Mark H.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-08-2004 at 13:02:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Haven quit smoking means I don't have to worry about you putting my but out? he he he

Real good. I feels real good when one accomplishes a project the like's of your's.

I'll bet your proud & you should be!
Your stalwart efforts shall one day benifit someones safety.
Congratulations. Keep the shiny side up!

Willy-N    Posted 03-08-2004 at 13:06:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Going up our real steep grade coming home is different being full had to drop to 30mph instead of 50+, going down is different also! Got to watch run/away rpms and keep it slow. Mark H.

Alias    Posted 03-08-2004 at 18:27:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark, I hope you have baffles in that tanker. A little surge can go a long way toward brake failure. About the first year into my first mortgage, I took a part-time job driving a tandum axle tanker hauling milk from the farms to a processing plant. What I found was if I had a full load, no problems. Half a load and the milk would surge back and forth and create a world of control problems. Do you suppose that's where the sayin "He's got half a load on" comes from?

Willy-N Baffle Pic    Posted 03-08-2004 at 20:29:17       [Reply]  [No Email]

Milk trucks are called smooth bores because of no baffles. They can't clean them good with them so they allow them not to have any. I have National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) approved Baffles. I have 8 chambers of 150 gals each 2 X 2.5 X 4 ft tall bottom to top and one down the center for side slosh. This is better than DOT Baffles for hyway use on fuel trucks. Mine look like a egg carten effect and twice as many as required. The max is 4 X 4 in size for each chamber. Mark H.

~Lenore    Posted 03-08-2004 at 15:33:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Congratulations, Mark!
It seems like yesterday you brought that refridgerator box truck home with dreams of turning it into a fire truck!
I searched for that picture of it with those fine bright signs on it in the photo gallery.
I did not see it; I thought some newbies might like to see it. That way they would know what an amazing job you did!!

Willy-N This Picture    Posted 03-08-2004 at 15:56:50       [Reply]  [No Email]

It has gone thru some changes since then! I had this one but did not find a side view of what it looked like? One more step and I should be signed up now. Mark H.

~Lenore    Posted 03-08-2004 at 18:06:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes, now you need to post one of the finished product!

Willy-N Finished Pic    Posted 03-08-2004 at 20:34:05       [Reply]  [No Email]

This is the finished truck now 10 ft shorter then it was befor and from the bed frame up all re/done. Mark H.

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