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#797 06/22/2019 08:22 AM
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MY old bucket truck sprung a Hyd leak. looks like I'll be working on that today. Need the truck for work.


I know a lot about a lot of things BUT I still have a lot to learn.
Life is what you make of it. So, why not make a working machine to make it easier.
JIM #798 06/22/2019 09:13 AM
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Always wanted a bucket truck, but kinda got scared out after seeing what can happen when up in them. ----still a handy unit to have and sometimes it's the only thing that will do the job.
Make sure all of your hyd's. are in excellent condition.


"A machine you build yourself is a vote for a different way of life. There are things you have to earn with your hands."
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It's a classic 86 Chevy custom Delux carborated starts without fail ……………. NO DAMN COMPUTER


I know a lot about a lot of things BUT I still have a lot to learn.
Life is what you make of it. So, why not make a working machine to make it easier.
JIM #800 06/23/2019 08:34 AM
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one of the guys that I worked for way back when, bought an old non-running big bucket truck and cut the cab and front frame off, made a heavy hitch on it and pull it around between their farms, ( they have many) with a tractor. ---They have used this thing for 40 years this way.
They do maintain it with care and use it all the time.
The older trucks are still the better choice for being reliable. ---Problem here is that they want everything over 10 years old off the road! ---Actually after 5 years they put pressure on to start getting them off the road! ----We can't afford anything that new so it becomes a fight to keep our old ones on the road.


"A machine you build yourself is a vote for a different way of life. There are things you have to earn with your hands."
JIM #801 06/23/2019 08:55 AM
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Don't seem to have that problem here. As long as it passes inspection which I have no problem making it do. Just ordered the replacement hoses that are leaking from discount hydraulic hose. Custom-made to length with non-conductive hose.


I know a lot about a lot of things BUT I still have a lot to learn.
Life is what you make of it. So, why not make a working machine to make it easier.

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