Kenworth AG100 with a tank?

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  1. rthomas

    rthomas Registered User

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    The kenworth in my signature has the AG100 (8 bag) suspension and I'm trying to figure out if its wise to mount an unbaffeled tank (3000 gallon septic pumper) on this suspension or if I should change it to something else?
     
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    It’s never wise to mount an unbaffled tank imo, especially something that sized.
     
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    jwalterus Made in America

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    No... Just no....... Not on that suspension....
    IF you insist on keeping it, upgrade to the beefier aluminum Y section in the centers on the torque bars, change all the bushings in it to polyurethane, get the large airline kit.......
    http://www.truckcomponentsonline.com/Bracket-Aluminum-MK16917_p_1335.html
    And never put any kind of shifting load on that wobbly SOB....
    I drove one ONCE with a hydrovac unit...... It had a tendency to make you seasick........ I'd rather be stuck in a Western Star...... :puke:

    The AG200 isn't any better IMHO, but the AG400 is nice...... Just not worth the money on an old truck.......
     
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    take a look at construction site water trucks. iirc, they use a biscuit type suspension.
    a whole lot less movement there.
     
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    Funny thing, Kenworth doesn't recommend ag400 for tanker applications, but does recommend the ag380?
    It does have new bushings and the aluminum centers.

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    The truck that the tank is coming off of has leaf over walking beam but its pretty wasted, I might look into rebuilding it

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    Smoothbore tanks aint fer pussy's':joker:
     
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