Maneuvering from the front is ideal. We are just going to do a pin for the pintle on the front of the truck.
Also thought about an air actuator to lock the pin on the steering of the trailer. Just flip it on and let it lock when we know we will be backing up.
Currently, it takes a bit to...
Not a bad idea. They are accessible enough I don't think you would need a rod or cable.
I think a 2 way ball valve would be a good solution. Once opened, it would dump the bag and block the incoming air to keep everything else aired up.
That's the plan. Going to cut the dump sides and mount similar to what you have by cutting the container floor out.
It's a 45' high cube, so may do a sleeper above the cab since we have the dump to raise it and clear cab tilt for service.
Got 5 to fit in there so every bit counts.
No magic switch for the bags. I removed the cotter pins for the self level valves behind the front bags and in the center of the rear on the trailer. One they are undone you can move the arm to dump the air.
Only lovers out about 4"
Hello. Wanted to share what we did with the trailer for our needs.
We extended the tounge 18", and built out the side doors and asked iso container cam locks on.
We are towing it behind an M1090.
We still have some stuff to button up and let the air out of the bags and it just cleared to...
Rad. So you made it without any hiccups? We are moving to East Texas by the end of the year hopefully from Tacoma. Our M1090 dump truck (25k lbs empty) has been consistent at 5.25 mpg. Seems with the size of your rig you are fine if you can get close to the 5mpg.
What speed do you cruise? Max rpm is what 2600?
Im wondering if I should still be considering gears after the larger tires.
Maybe just call it good enough? but I feel I'm still at the top of the rpm instead of closer to cruise at the max tourqe
Finally got them done.
Cruising with 16s, 2600 RPM is 68MPH. Cruise @ 50 - 55 is around 2100 RPM. Based on an app. Need to calibrate the speedo.
Plenty of clearance between the rears.
100.5" track width on the front.
With the rim offset, no rubbing on chassis components. Still had (need)...
I'm interested in this also. It seems they have so much cooling it would need to be operated for extended periods of time with major load.
Even with 18k in my dump truck I never noticed them coming on.
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