Bought an M35A2, with a unique addition

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Guys, is there an M35 “bible” out there? You know- a book on owning and maintaining this truck?
These?

 

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These?

I’ve seen those- I was just curious if some author had published a book that kind of oversees and addresses the whole picture.
 

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I’ve seen those- I was just curious if some author had published a book that kind of oversees and addresses the whole picture.
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Those books have the information that you need. Sadly, the TM's are incredibly "dry".
There is nothing there that is fun to read and IMO, they aren't like having a Chilton's.

Using the search function of the PDF Reader will help you find what needs to be read.
And, with a little reading you will be able to talk about the "widgit" you are working on in the forums.
 

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Those books have the information that you need. Sadly, the TM's are incredibly "dry".
There is nothing there that is fun to read and IMO, they aren't like having a Chilton's.

Using the search function of the PDF Reader will help you find what needs to be read.
And, with a little reading you will be able to talk about the "widgit" you are working on in the forums.
Maybe I’ll just write the book myself!
 

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Guys, is there an M35 “bible” out there? You know- a book on owning and maintaining this truck?
So… the PTOs. Does anyone have any experience in using these with external equipment? I’m looking for experiences people have had. Snow plows? Construction equipment? Etc.
 

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So… the PTOs. Does anyone have any experience in using these with external equipment? I’m looking for experiences people have had. Snow plows? Construction equipment? Etc.
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There are folks that know more about that than I do, but with a hydraulic pump attached to the PTO that is attached to the transmission you can do a LOT of things. The pole trucks that service the power grid in your town and a hundred other of vehicles with hydraulics can really "do magic". A pair of lines plumbed to the front of your truck (one pressure, one return) with a quick connect can make things move with a push of a lever. Same to the back if you wanted or needed it... To top it all off, you affix the Knuckle Boom, all the things listed before can easily be added...


Fire Trucks, Wreckers, Ambulance / Squad vehicles, Dump Trucks and a lot more. There are Jaws Of Life, Impact Wrenches, Chainsaws, run your Wood Splitter, and a lot of other things can be driven through a siamese hose attached to fluid power. A ball valve turns off that line when you aren't using it.

I hate to keep saying it, but there is some magic in that there oil line! :cool:

- Don't know if I answered the question or not.
Need to know what kind of transmission (pictures) to be any more useful.
 
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There are folks that know more about that than I do, but with a hydraulic pump attached to the PTO that is attached to the transmission you can do a LOT of things. The pole trucks that service the power grid in your town and a hundred other of vehicles with hydraulics can really "do magic". A pair of lines plumbed to the front of your truck (one pressure, one return) with a quick connect can make things move with a push of a lever. Same to the back if you wanted or needed it...

Fire Trucks, Wreckers, Ambulance / Squad vehicles, Dump Trucks and a lot more. There are Jaws Of Life, Impact Wrenches, Chainsaws, run your Wood Splitter, and a lot of other things can be driven through a siamese hose attached to fluid power. A ball valve turns off that line when you aren't using it.

I hate to keep saying it, but there is some magic in that there oil line! :cool:

- Don't know if I answered the question or not.
Need to know what kind of transmission (pictures) to be any more useful.
That’s what I’m beginning to figure.

With those PTOs, anything is possible.

Thanks for the reply. 👍
 

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Sorry, let met qualify that statement [lament]; I want a crane, but I also want to stay married.
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Agreed. Married is good.

New question: What does your dear wife need lifted that you can't pick up and move for her?
That way you can have a crane and she has a big strong man to operate it for her :cool:

All in how it is presented...
 

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Well I guess I oughta jump in here. I own the truck linked in post #4.
I'll try to answer any questions you have about mounting a knuckle boom. My crane is a Hiab 950, so different than yours, but the basic idea should be similar.
So… the PTOs. Does anyone have any experience in using these with external equipment? I’m looking for experiences people have had. Snow plows? Construction equipment? Etc.
What PTO(s) does your truck currently have?
What parts came with the crane?

Ah HA!

it has been done with the crane. It took some searching.
Several people have put cranes on deuces before. I don't know about the PK5800 specifically.
 

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The video I have (one minute long walk around) shows no modifications to the frame. Straight and clean all the way back. Only four holes drilled to accommodate the crane mount.
I saw the spot earlier: Rusty spot and 4 holes in the frame. I think I saw some mention that those are the mounting holes for the crane.
That rusty spot and 4 holes in the frame on the drivers side, rear of the toolbox, is where the spare tire carrier mounts.
 

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Well I guess I oughta jump in here. I own the truck linked in post #4.
I'll try to answer any questions you have about mounting a knuckle boom. My crane is a Hiab 950, so different than yours, but the basic idea should be similar.

What PTO(s) does your truck currently have?
What parts came with the crane?


Several people have put cranes on deuces before. I don't know about the PK5800 specifically.
Hi!

First of all, nice to meet you! Second, thanks for joining in!

As for the crane, it certainly looks intact, with everything lying in the bed (see previous photo, somewhere in the thread). It’s complete, in two parts… crane and brace.

As for my truck, I can see the holes drilled into the frame between the cab and the bed, which implies this crane has been mounted before, so I THINK I’m good there. A local machine shop has agreed to mount, install and inspect the crane- it’s just a matter of waiting for an opening in their schedule.

My question is… since this is a hydraulic crane, how is yours powered? Obviously a pump, but where and how?

Unless I’m misidentifying them, the PTOs on the truck are mounted fore and aft on the diffs.
 
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