1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Somebody better buy this truck!

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by Farmer Rock, Dec 11, 2020.

  1. chillman88

    chillman88 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Posts:
    4,601
    Likes Received:
    3,960
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2017
    Location:
    Central NY
    That's just ot though, that's the base starting price. Still has zero bids. I wouldn't be super surprised if bids went that high, but they're trying to START bidding at $2500 cookoo
     
    Farmer Rock likes this.
  2. Farmer Rock

    Farmer Rock just a fella' without a 10mm socket

    Posts:
    788
    Likes Received:
    629
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2020
    Location:
    Glen Rock,PA
    I didn't realize that. That is nuts to start the bidding at $2500.



    Rock
     
    chillman88 likes this.
  3. chillman88

    chillman88 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Posts:
    4,601
    Likes Received:
    3,960
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2017
    Location:
    Central NY
    No lowballers, I know what I have. Super rare.

    LOL
     
    riphip and Farmer Rock like this.
  4. jrollf

    jrollf Full Access Member

    Posts:
    176
    Likes Received:
    126
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2008
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    I always like the double speak 'no reserve.. $2,500 starting bid'

    No... you just made the starting bid the reserve price, otherwise the minimum bid would be $0

    1993 F350 Crew Cab Dually
    7.3L IDIT with a Banks Sidewinder
    ZF 5-spd manual transmission
     
    riphip, chillman88 and Farmer Rock like this.
  5. YJMike92

    YJMike92 Full Access Member

    Posts:
    510
    Likes Received:
    267
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2018
    Location:
    NW Arkansas
    square1 likes this.
  6. Stu Bailey

    Stu Bailey Full Access Member

    Posts:
    174
    Likes Received:
    133
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2018
    Location:
    New Jersey
    YJMike92 and Farmer Rock like this.
  7. Laine D

    Laine D Full Access Member

    Posts:
    720
    Likes Received:
    909
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2019
    Location:
    Northern California
    Farmer Rock likes this.
  8. Booyah45828

    Booyah45828 Full Access Member

    Posts:
    380
    Likes Received:
    206
    Joined:
    May 2, 2017
    Location:
    Ohio
    Help someone that is stupid(me) understand. Does that mean the bucket and boom is fiberglass? What kind of voltage is that good for? 480v, 10k line voltage, or higher? Doesn't line voltage equipment have to be inspected routinely for safety, and to make sure it's still protective? I thought I was told once that linemen check their gloves on a machine before they go out every time?
     
  9. IDIBRONCO

    IDIBRONCO IDIBRONCO

    Posts:
    7,687
    Likes Received:
    6,021
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Location:
    edmond, ks
    It's been a long time since I was up in a bucket truck (only happened once but I kind of enjoyed it). It does seem like the bucket was fiberglass, but I'm not sure. Either way it didn't matter since the wire wasn't hot.
     
  10. BrandonMag

    BrandonMag Dana 50 rebuilder Supporting Member

    Posts:
    1,147
    Likes Received:
    74
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Location:
    The Dalles, OR
    Once upon a time I worked in the utility industry, but I wimped out and instead of becoming a lineman settled for being a narrowback (inside electrician). ;)

    The bucket is fiberglass and the boom is steel. The way those lifts are manufactured insulates the chassis from the boom in the event of contact with a energized line (as long as the inspections are current).

    The voltage rating for the lift depends on what the manufacturer spec'd it for; a guess for that particular lift would be around 15KV (it's a truck designed for working on distribution line, which are usually lower voltages, typically under 30KV. Transmission line trucks are usually based on a class 8 chassis and can be rated for 150KV or more.)

    Given the extremely high voltages involved in line work, safety is taken VERY seriously. ALL equipment (shotguns, gloves, blankets, etc.) used on line crews is inspected regularly. Every lineman should inspect his gloves at least once a day. The trucks are scheduled for inspections on a regular basis, annually IIRC. Usually, the utility has a compressed air source available for the linemen to inflate their gloves to check for pinholes. Line gloves are actually two gloves: an outer heavy-ish set of leather gloves and an inner set of rubber gloves. The rubber gloves puncture relatively easily so the leather gloves are placed over them to provide a degree of protection. I've worn rubber gloves rated all the way up to 75KV (there are much higher ratings). Once you get above 50KV the rubber starts to get pretty thick and are hard to use; you would not have much dexterity when wearing a set of line gloves rated for 250 KV.

    There's an electric company's name on the side of the truck. While that truck was originally designed for lower voltage line use, it's possible a utility sold it, an electrician bought it and used it for lighting maintenance (switching out ballasts and bulbs) and sign work. If that was the case, it may not have been inspected for voltage rating compliance in years. Once line trucks reach a certain age it becomes prohibitively expensive to keep them certified; my money would be on this scenario.
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2021
  11. Greenie

    Greenie Registered User

    Posts:
    114
    Likes Received:
    51
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2004
    upload_2021-4-21_21-27-30.png

    Not sure what the deal is - new looking low mileage Ford diesel pick-ups are occasionally listed with different towns - usually under $2,000.
     
  12. Farmer Rock

    Farmer Rock just a fella' without a 10mm socket

    Posts:
    788
    Likes Received:
    629
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2020
    Location:
    Glen Rock,PA
    scammer creeps at work again! I see the same adds, way too good to be true




    Rock
     
    YJMike92 likes this.
  13. IDIBRONCO

    IDIBRONCO IDIBRONCO

    Posts:
    7,687
    Likes Received:
    6,021
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Location:
    edmond, ks
    That's ok. Let it be a scammer. It's a PSD. Who cares?:joker:
     
    Farmer Rock, 1mouse3 and chillman88 like this.
  14. Farmer Rock

    Farmer Rock just a fella' without a 10mm socket

    Posts:
    788
    Likes Received:
    629
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2020
    Location:
    Glen Rock,PA
  15. Farmer Rock

    Farmer Rock just a fella' without a 10mm socket

    Posts:
    788
    Likes Received:
    629
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2020
    Location:
    Glen Rock,PA

Share This Page