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quick change under construction equipment ????

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 32coupedeville, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. 32coupedeville
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    check this out i found this construction equipment that sweeps the road . it has a big quick change under it. winters or franklin. anyone seen this before???

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  2. I've seen those sweepers before, but I never saw one with anything but an ordinary differential under it.
     
  3. Beachcomber
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    high speed cleaner?????
     
  4. No, they normally operate at like 10 mph -
     
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  5. 32coupedeville
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    the front of the qc had a hydro drive bolted to the 6 bolts on the qc housing.
     
  6. TexasSpeed
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    That, gentlemen, is the sound of street sweeper prices soaring.. ;)
     
  7. Dynaflash_8
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    Thats a winters Quick change.....
     
  8. striper
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    Mounted upside down????
     
  9. robwizard
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  10. 26 roadster
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    I will start looking for this!!
     
  11. el Scotto
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    Wow!! No shit!! :eek:
     
  12. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    No, but I'll be paying more attention in the future that's for damn sure. I just can't imagine WHY it's under there. It is mounted upside down, that makes it run backwards and all the fluid is in the wrong place....
     
  13. Bruce Lancaster
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    It may well have been the easiest way to get a super low gear without a ridiculously tiny pinion! Lubrication should not have been mush of a problem, just drill a new filler at the top. If this thing moves at 10 MPH there isn't going to be much of a problem with the oil foaming...
     
  14. mrconcdid
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    Hey guys there also some farm equiptment with them, I have a old spray rig from the 50/60s that also has a quick change under it.
    I would have to guess the gears would be alot lower than an automotive version, but Im just guessing.

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  15. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    Never thought about that....
     
  16. indyjps
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    Check out cushman electric carts. The ones used in a factory I worked at all had narrow 9 inch ford rearends with nodular cases. I just don't know where to find junk ones. Some of theequipment carts were wide enough that the rearends would swap into hot rods
     
  17. young'n'poor
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    The factory I work in has those. Look on kbid and other industrial auction web sites, they go for virtually nothing once they are beat up an auctioned off.
     
  18. Mr48chev
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    Currie got their start cutting down nine inch rear axles for the electric carts.

    The Winters quickchange under the street sweeper may have been there for several good reasons. 1. the ability to swap gears for how the sweeper was used. 2. Winters is set up to custom build axles for just about any width without any hassles. "You want it how wide? No problem we can do it, how many do you want?"
     
  19. mrconcdid
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    As I metioned before I have one in a old spray rig, I never considered it usefull since it was under farm equiptment. Do any of you think it would be worth getting it out and trying to use on the street? Would locating "street" gears be a problem, it looks to be a good width. How strong would it be? equal to what modern rear axle?

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  20. Dale Fairfax
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    This thread reminds me of an instance many years ago: I was building an old 11 bolt Champ quick change and I needed a differential carrier and two short side bells (too cheap to buy Frankland at the time). I found a couple 3/4 ton rearends in a local wrecking yard and figured they ought to be cheap since nobody would want a rearend for an old 3/4 ton Ford or Studebaker truck. When I went to the counter, the guy quoted some astronomical for the time) figure. I asked him "why so much?'. He replied that he could sell all of them he could get for that price to VERMEER, a Northern Indiana mfr of trenching equipment. They had designed a piece of equipment around that (Timken) rearend.
     
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  21. Iceberg460
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    Damn! Yet another potential donor vehicle to look for:D. Never would have thought to look under one of those things, I gotta learn to pay better attention lol..
     
  22. tubman
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    As to R&P ratios, I would imagine they would be standard 4.11 ot 4.86 (it wouldn't make sense to use an available axle and then re-tool for a special R&P). I would imagine all of the gear reduction is in the spur gears I think they can go down to 7's or maybe even 8's.
     
  23. Terraizer
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    Never seen that before. All the Rosco sweepers i have ran had dana 44's or ford 8.8's never a quick change, and they will run well over 10MPH
     
  24. I saw a truck set up to blow loose fill insulation into home attics that used a Roots type blower to force the insulation through the hose and into the house.
     
  25. 32coupedeville
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