Joined the 5 Ton Club (Times 2)

m715mike

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The M810 finally got some attention yesterday (and I had fun too). I was able to get a covered parking spot for the water truck. So I brought it up to my shop, gave it a good bath and then parked it in its new home.

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The water truck came to me with a rats nest in the cab. I really didn't realize how bad it was until I started cleaning up the mess. I filled 1.5 trash bags before I started using the shop vac. I even found one very large dead rat!

Here are some BEFORE the wash pictures:
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And here are some AFTER the wash pictures:
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m715mike

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It's amazing what a good bath will do! Here are some before and after comparison shots:


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And of course, PPE was needed to clean out the rats nest. Forget COVID, I was worried about Hantavirus!
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m715mike

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Okay, here's the last post for today with some other tidbits....

Here is the gas engine pump with its own fuel tank under the deck:
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There is a wheel under the cab (I don't have a good picture of the wheel) and a gauge in the cab for measuring water output. Here is the gauge:
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And lastly, the M810 is in her new home. This was my first time backing a truck up on the towbar. It was surprisingly easy. Power steering in the wrecker was a big help. It would have been completely different using the Deuce to move the water truck around the yard.
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