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Gaseous Onan JC in the future?


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Old 11-21-2017, 06:35:31 PM
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Ahh a truck with a crane and swing ability. Must have a service truck, possibly a medium duty series. I drive a Medium Duty Topkick with custom bed as a daily driver. My Onan lives up near the bulkhead of the bed. Under a cover of course.
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JB is ~ 450 #, was a lot of work for the 2 of us to "walk" it with 2x4s from trailer to trailer. Even though trailer heights were identical, level , and butt to butt.
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JB is ~ 450 #, was a lot of work for the 2 of us to "walk" it with 2x4s from trailer to trailer. Even though trailer heights were identical, level , and butt to butt.
I constructed a dolly just to move my JC off the trailer and onto the shed floor. Had to use an engine hoist to get her high enough to put the dolly under her.
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Ahh a truck with a crane and swing ability. Must have a service truck, possibly a medium duty series. I drive a Medium Duty Topkick with custom bed as a daily driver. My Onan lives up near the bulkhead of the bed. Under a cover of course.
I have a 1957 Mack B-61 which is kind of a service truck but more of a mobile welding rig. It has a LeLand "Roustabout" bed with fold down poles and rolling tailboard. I cut the truck in half, rerailed the rear half and utilized a Peterbilt "Air Leaf" air suspension from a 359 Peterbilt after a complete rebuild to everything. It rides a lot better than the former spring ride but is still "stiff". I'm hoping to get it somewhat complete over this winter after work winds down. I don't have a dedicated generator permanently mounted as usually just use the welder power for jobsite work. I do plan to install something but haven't decided yet. This truck sure has pulled and set a lot of generators for work. I can pick 3500# straight out with the hydraulic crane after setting the "stiff leg", raise the load straight up and swing it to set in the center of the deck. Works pretty good but I'm in the works, (planning at least) to convert this truck which is a bit longer to a service truck with a full bed. Got to get retired from the federal job first which is winding down and I'm two years eligible for retirement.
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B-61 Mack....Prob has a tri-plex in it. Interesting shifting that beast.
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B-61 Mack....Prob has a tri-plex in it. Interesting shifting that beast.
It currently does yes. Double overdriven, (TRT-7220) running through 3.70 gears on 10.00X22 rubber. Will run right to triple digits, but not enough power to hold there. Original END-673 engine which is either 170, or 180hp non turbo Mack diesel, (I can't remember). One of my other B-61 trucks has a turbo 711 engine and it has quite a bit more power. That one has a double over quadraplex, (TRQ-7220). Nice smooth transmissions once you get the hang of them.
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Non turbo Mack Diesel? I bet that has a really clean exhaust output!
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Non turbo Mack Diesel? I bet that has a really clean exhaust output!
Only when I don't drive it..... It still smokes like a good, well tuned diesel under load does yes. Remember the days of old when semi trailers were painted down the side with exhaust soot? Yup, I got that still.

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15.0 JC looks very close to new as in above average condition. Durango is not large enough to haul it home this trip.
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PICTURES please!!
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