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Stronger than a D60!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by alf4444, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. alf4444

    alf4444 1/2 ton status

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    Think this would fit in my 78 K5 :D

    axle.JPG
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    hell, it doesn't even fit on the screen
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Somebodys got to ask, so i'll bite. What is it?
     
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    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    so are you after a new type of rock crawing -- ROCK CRUSHING--- that thing must be from a cement mixer or something :eek1:
     
  5. alf4444

    alf4444 1/2 ton status

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    Kress Hauler Axle these are our small ones you should see the Cat 797 axles :bow:
     
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    jboyes 1/2 ton status

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    I think it could work :thinking:
     
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    joez 1/2 ton status

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    It wont fit in it, but i bet it would fit under it.
     
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    You would have to convert to airbrakes.
     
  9. JIM88K5

    JIM88K5 1/2 ton status

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    You'd need a big block for each axle...
     
  10. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Convert it to D44 disk brakes and you'd probably save about 200Lbs...

    It would get a little narrower too.


    What's the R&P ratio on that thing? :dunno:
     
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    ot , but does anyone know what happened to the guy with the beefy "Marmon-Herrington" axle?
     
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    Drey 3/4 ton status

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    I wish i had a pic from when I was at Caterpiller in Peoria Illinois. The axles on the back of the big dump trucks are crazy.
     
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    Yes They are :eek1: :bow:
     
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    Back when I worked at the truck transmission place, we had a huge Cat axle from some kind of haul truck.

    24 inch ring gear!

    The pinion looked about as big as a 5-gal can, and had to be hoisted into place. The housing looked to be bracketed for a 3-link suspension setup. Multi-disc wet brakes inboard of the planetary hubs. The whole assembly shipped out at almost 6000 lbs...
     

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