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Clutch Driven Hydrolic Dumps: How to operate

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by ByrnesLandscaping1, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. ByrnesLandscaping1

    ByrnesLandscaping1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    I just bought a International S1600 Dump Truck. I have never operated a clutch driven dumping system, and i was wonder what the correct way to operate it. It Goes up as it should but Should press the gas, or let it go up on its own at an idle. Thank you

  2. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

    Only matters if you want it to raise faster.:)

    I'd make sure you let off and were quick with the selector when the bed was almost to the top. Don't want to blow any seals out of the cylinder.

  3. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 549

    I miss my International with the pto hoist. The elec./hyd units suck big time. Is there a way to make them drop down faster? Both of my dumps are power up and down.
  4. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Posts: 1,579

    There may be an adjustment but I'm really not sure... we have one electric hoist and it will be the last.
  5. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    If you remember anything, DON'T FORGET to disengage the PTO before you drive off. Some systems have virtually no fluid circulation and will overheat and fry the pump if you drive the truck on the freeway with the PTO engaged. Don't ask me how I know......:blush:

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