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Old 01-20-2015, 04:14 PM
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Mulch Blower Build

I figured some of you would be interested in a build I am doing currently and I thought I would share with you how its going. We are selling our 1998 Finn 16 yard bark blower after 12 years of service and upgrading to a brand new Finn BB-1222 bark blower. We currently have an express blower EB45 so we decided to go with another Finn for this truck. Instead of buying a brand new chassis we wanted a truck we could work on and yet be basically bulletproof pre-emissions. We came across a 1995 IH 2674 with 10,000 miles on it from a local fire department!!! Here is how the progress is coming.

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Old 01-20-2015, 04:17 PM
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Old 01-20-2015, 04:20 PM
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Here are pictures of the truck before body removal and after body removal.
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Old 01-20-2015, 04:23 PM
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We had the frame extended and new exhaust installed since the old one was incorporated into the tanker body. The truck is now off to the paint shop to become blue, and then will be sent out to Ohio for Finn to install the BB-1222 in our sonic blue color. More pics to come in a few weeks. Tri State diesel in CT did all the fab work and did an awesome job. (if you want to discuss the sale of our old truck please PM me) I should mention the truck has the N14 Cummins in it which in my opinion is an awesome motor. We have it in our Kenworth and love it.
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Old 01-20-2015, 04:37 PM
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Here is a picture of the blower body that's going on it. Its basically the same size unit as our old truck but taller so it holds 22 yards instead of 16. Heaped on there we should be get 25 yards and still have enough payload to be legal on weight.
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Old 01-20-2015, 04:37 PM
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Cool build, i always thought a firetruck would make a good start point but wasnt sure how much deconstruction would have to be done first. How was the body removal?
Definitely keep us posted on the Progress.
You run a big rolloff or hook right? Why didnt you just put the blower on a flat bed body?
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Old 01-20-2015, 04:39 PM
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I actually started down that road first, but we ran into a few issues with that. The two biggest snags were height restrictions utilizing this unit would've put us over 13' tall on our roll off. Second issue was weight. By the time we build a sub-frame under the mulch blower unit, winch it onto our roll off and then take into account the weight of the truck and roll off hoist we would be too close and or over on weight. The old body coming off was not too bad. Because it was just a tanker not too much was tied to the cab other than pulling out the radios and decommissioning the lights. We are going to install amber lenses and re-activate all the strobes. We had to install a new battery box, new exhaust and put in new driveshaft's because the pump was pto driven for the tanker.
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Old 01-20-2015, 04:58 PM
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Freaking awesome-sauce dude!!
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Old 01-20-2015, 05:02 PM
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Cool thanks. did you sell or scrap the tanker? How much did the truck cost
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Awesome build.
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