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Old 09-25-2018, 06:54 PM
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Thereís talks that we are getting a new service truck early next year. They want to check with the 4 guys who do my job, (one per shift), and see what we would like on it. The job is a mobile heavy duty mechanic in an open pit mine. We work on mostly Caterpillar equipment like 992 loaders, D10 and D11 dozers, 844 wheel dozers, 390 and 374 excavators, 777 trucks, 16m graders, among other odds and ends. Also a few other brand stuff like LeTourneau loaders and a ex1900 Hitachi excavator. We go to the equipment where it is working, day and night, summer and winter. We never close. At a minimum our new truck should be 4x4, extended or crew cab, have on board air, crane, welder, generator and 24v boosting system. The bigger the tires, the better, so it will smoother and be able to access the places we need to go. We come back to the shop for lunches and stuff, so donít need things for that.
Any recommendations as to what kind of truck and equipment it should have? All input welcome.


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Old 09-25-2018, 07:39 PM
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Looks tiny.

Sorry, I want to drive the big monster.
Thats what she said!!

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Old 09-25-2018, 09:37 PM
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A liftgate.


Really not needed with a crane. But thanks for the idea.


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Old 09-25-2018, 11:30 PM
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Really not needed with a crane. But thanks for the idea.


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Both are needed. A liftgate is faster and easier to use than a crane. Sometimes items need rigging with a crane. Liftgates have a flat platform. A crane is nice when something is to big or heavy for the liftgate. It may seem like you won't use it much but you will. I use the **** out of mine and never thought I would. Moving 200+lb. pieces of equipment in and out of the bed at the effort of holding a switch is way better than lifting something and screwing up my back.
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:27 AM
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You could be right. I really donít think Iíd use it but you never know.


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A lift gate also doubles as a workbench.
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A lift gate also doubles as a workbench.


I use the tailgate on my current truck like this now. Although itís not really solid anymore. Iím expecting the bed to fall apart anytime at all. Lol. Itís in pretty rough shape. The conditions it has to drive through are usually poor. In winter the roads are sanded with 3Ē - 4Ē stone, and summers have a lot of mud and big potholes.
This does give me one idea. It would be good to have a nice vice mounted somewhere solid.


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Old 09-27-2018, 09:16 PM
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