My new coal hauler

My new coal hauler

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:00 pm

This week I picked up a 1999 F350 4x4, it has the 6.8L V10 engine and 4R100 automatic transmission. 80,000 miles on the cab and chassis, the stake body is only a few years old. Not shown is the minute-mount plow that came with it, and of course the racks for the stake body. The truck is already wired with a trailer-brake controller, and it has new rotors & pads on all four wheels. The V10 sure has plenty of power...and the Sterling 10.5" rear differential (3.73 gears w/posi) looks like it is up to the task. I have been working on changing all of the drivetrain fluids, and will probably try and do something to slow down the rust on the inside of the doors.

-Robert
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Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: My new coal hauler

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:47 pm

Yep,she looks like she'll do the job.Congrats :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: My new coal hauler

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:52 pm

Now all you need is an 'adequately sized' trailer and you are good to go. Ten little pistons saying; Yes I can, Yes I can !!!!

Good score....even a Minute Mount. (Read as: 15 minute mount.) All you need is a pair of AA 260's to heat the valley... :D
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB


Re: My new coal hauler

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:20 pm

Sweet!! I'll bet I could haul 4 tons with that ... on the flatbed! :punk: :woot:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: My new coal hauler

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:24 pm

Nice! That should be a good coal hauler.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: My new coal hauler

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:45 am

How much do you figger she'll hold with stakes on???good luck w/ that rust thing here in good old NY---I WD-40 the bottom inside of the doors,frame,shock mounts,etc on the old 90 chevy 4X4--it seems to work as good as anything I've found plus it keeps Momma out of the truck for a couple days till the smell goes away :lol:Sorry about that being a FORD ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: My new coal hauler

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:09 am

Fred, I'm not sure on the max load. I would guess around 2 tons. GVW is 9,900 lbs, but I haven't run the truck across the scales yet. I already tested it with a 2500 lb pallet of bagged coal and it laughed at that.

As for the rust, I have used POR-15 in the past with great results. Your WD40 trick works well also, especially if you spray it in the wheep holes before the rust gets started. A friend of mine sprays a mixture of diesel fuel and engine oil the frame/chassis of his truck every fall, doesn't smell too good...but it has been through many winters with very little corrosion.

As for the Ford v. Chevy thing...we have had both for farm trucks, and they each have pros/cons. Our current dually is a 2005 Chevy with the Duramax/Allison combo, it is a pleasure to drive and has been trouble free. It has also towed some loads heavy enough to discolor the paint on the rear differential cover :shock: .
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: My new coal hauler

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:24 am

I hope these guys don't think you're gonna plunk down 5 tons with 8 ft sides and drive from PA to the Canadian border.....

I use ATF for rust protection. Don't really know why, but the adhesion remains forever, and has worked well without the smell of other oils. 42 here this AM. Get's us thinking about it, again.......
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: My new coal hauler

PostBy: murphyslaw On: Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:58 pm

Fluid film will stop the rust NOW. And will keep it at bay. I use it on the cutting edge of my plow and my forklift and boom trucks. No more rust.
murphyslaw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: Model 82

Re: My new coal hauler

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:07 pm

LPS-3 Been using it for years. The small cans come with a staw and it seeps or creeps into all the pinch welds and crimps. I did my Sierra and my wifes Venture and the rocker panels are still going strong. They use it on airplanes. Everybody is also using on their coal stoves. I use it on my small boat trailer in Florida with excellent results on the springs, lug nuts and all non galavanized hardware. Nice hauler!!
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: My new coal hauler

PostBy: europachris On: Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:50 pm

Couple other good corrosion preventives: Corrosion-X, Boeshield, and ACF-50. There is also a product called "line oil" or "tubeseal" that's used to treat the inside of welded tube aircraft fuselages: http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/tubeseal.php

I've used the first two, but not ACF-50. I do have a little sample bottle I got at Oshkosh some years ago. I do know that a lot of people really like for treating aircraft fuselages (aluminum) as well as steel parts.

Nice truck - it's gonna pass everything but a gas station. :P
europachris
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

Re: My new coal hauler

PostBy: Delorean45 On: Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:28 pm

Nice truck, good for you. You could run over an oil rig on the Interstate with that thing!
Delorean45
 


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