At this point, July 5, 2012, I was out of time, and had to pack everything up to wait for the next visit. I wasn’t satisfied with the speed (or lack thereof) of the hydraulics, plus it seemed that it couldn’t be just the air in the system causing the problem. Unfortunately, I was out of time, and further testing would just have to wait until the next time I was at the shop.
Other items that needed to be completed:
- The 4th crane attachment point: this needs a spacer tube to get around the hydraulic tank mounts
- Flatbed attachment: I had only tack welded the bed on for temporary, and I wanted to move it back forward slightly to minimize the drastic overhang
- Exhaust pipe currently exits out the bottom of the cab, when standing next to it I was inhaling a lot of fumes, an exhaust stack might be the solution!