Oh yeah I've considered doing that exact thing in fact I've considered making this a PTO machineWith your knowledge and ability to fabricate the machine, i'm sure it'll be a beast. As for the engine...from the 4 different truckmounts I've owned, and the lawnmowers I've used...I'll never use an air cooled twin cylinder engine again in any of my future truckmounts. They're loud, they rattle, and they're just loud. They sound like crap. The throttle response, and immediate power and smooth sound of an inline 3 or 4 cylinder engine to power our machines is the way to go.
Have you thought about buying a junk PTO van with a smaller blower and weak HE, and using your parts to do a major upgrade? With your welding skills, I bet you could turn an old HM setup into a nice, constant heat, long hose run beast
Yep that's what I've done in the pastWith a smaller motor you can just change the pulleys so the blower is not turning very fast. A 22 hp predator pulleyed to run the blower at 1400-1600 rpm should match the horsepower with the load from the blower.
Ok. Have fun building a garage Truckmount.Where's the picture of junk you see? I see 1 picture of a blower with the gear end cover removed, I've heard that blowers last many years with minimal performance loss, I have been cleaning with truckmounts for over 20 years and never had a problem with any blower. Some people are mechanically inclined and some are not. If he has all the part laying around why not put them to use?
you can run most engines around 2800 rpm.....I'm tempted to try the predator with the 56
The 56 blower is only made to spin at 2800 RPMs Max which means whatever motor I use will have to be pulley down to decrease the RPMs going to the blower. Intern making the motor work less hard
The truckmount this came out of at a 4-cylinder Ford which had 41 horsepower it had absolutely stupid ridiculous power could only run at about half throttle if you turned it up past half the unloader was running the entire time
Also I'm not looking to duplicate that nightmare it was constant work
And keep in mind this is going to be my backups backup it's more something I'm playing around with that I'm I'm making a living with
Jim I really appreciate your comment have a great one
True is that....a 40 should pull heri like the idea of the 60hp....but thats a lot of $$$ and engineering....
bet the engine weighs 200lbs....
40hp kholer will weigh around 130 lbs.......
but I will say the 40 hp will run the 56 blower....imo
but it will be underpowered to around 80%??????
I have seen a 40 hp with a 56 blower...
You have a power Genesis don't you.I have a industrial 60hp Ford 4 cylinder, obviously liquid cooled running my Roots 56....I don't know about smaller...?? I run some long lengths of house in the country, Lake houses, etc.
So I'm considering going with this the Ford inline 6 just throwing it out there for thoughts
A few things I know about it is the reliable sin
It would have enough power to run two blowers
Parts are fairly easy to locate
Very very very simple to fix
Some bad points are that it weighs 400 lb o
It'll love to burn gas
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I want I found 170 as well and a 200 those thinking things are every place because they never broke they always ran in the cars they were in just went to rottake it back mine was a 63 so it was the 170 i think same block though. all those parts interchange