I am impressed with the things you do with your work van.Before I moved out here,I spent time on sand(pre astro) and sand has no bottom(generally).Good job,sir.
Thanks Bob. Yep.. I'd say the Astro does pretty well for BOTH work and play!MechBob said:Man,i wish there was "like" buttons for posts,your pictures are great,and good to see Astros still working commercially.
This site has that button Bob, you just pushed it.MechBob said:Man,i wish there was "like" buttons for posts,your pictures are great,and good to see Astros still working commercially.
Agreed! I've watched them a few times.nosxjeep said:I could watch those videos all day.
Tires spinning, digging, pulling... fighting!
What's the hold up??Can't wait to have mine!
Most of those rentals have hydraulic brakes, and there is normally a pin that you put in to lockout the brakes when reversing. Something to look/ask for next time.Mmusicman said:Bob, the tow-lift is a rental. They come is 35 and 50 feet. I just looked up specs, and it's actually closer to 5000lbs curb weight. As far as I've seen.. the specs don't list on-board brakes, although it does have a manual parking brake lever and an emergency break-away brake. There seems to be some kind of tongue mechanism. After some more research, I do see mention of a hydraulic brake coupler in the service manual.. so I now assume it does have on-board brakes.
If it does have some sort of tongue brake, that might explain why I have issues pushing it backwards in the dirt.
When I tow around town or on the highway.. I drive accordingly, cautious and careful.
Stopping does require some effort... but it's been manageable.
Well, I'm not ready to spill all the beans, but a week or so ago I pulled a Dana 60 and yesterday I ordered a 233.Mmusicman said:What's the hold up??
I just re-read all 8 pages of your build thread looking for the answer.. lol.
But it sure made for some impressive re-reading!
After 8 pages on your build thread talking all about a 236... you order a 233?nosxjeep said:Well, I'm not ready to spill all the beans, but a week or so ago I pulled a Dana 60 and yesterday I ordered a 233...