Nothing real specific for plans. It was one of those things were I was standing around looking at my ever growing collection of crap and decided well, I really just need to put something to use. Each piece of this thing was bought for some other reason.
The catalyst for choosing this combination of stuff is to semi-retire "Sandford", the 73 F350 dump truck I've got. I won't get rid of the 73, but it needs a lot of work and I don't like driving it for long periods because it's just uncomfortable. So once the newer truck is done, I can start tinkering on the 73 and get some bushings replaced, fix the blower motor, etc. 20171107_121033
by Patrick Oilnut
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Sandford at work! I think I hauled about 25 yards of asphalt grindings that afternoon. Not sure how much the average weight was, but around 15k or so.
I also have to admit, the few times I'd like to haul the little tractor and have a smaller truck on a job it would be nice not going 37mph up every hill getting 7mpg! The old 460 runs pretty good, but if it's making 250hp I'd be surprised LoL. Something else that needs some attention.