MILITARY VEHICLE PRODUCTS AND INFORMATION

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History:

The constuction of log cabin kits created a need for a practical way to handle and transport heavy logs. The truck shown here was obtained in 1995 at a government auction (DRMO sale). At the time it was a 1968 M49A2C fuel tanker truck. The 1972 HIAB 765A hydraulic knuckle boom crane came from an International flatbed truck. The experiences with the vehicles resulted in a series of articles authored by Bjorn Brandstedt, the first one published in the March/April, 1999 issue of Military Vehicles magazine (Krause Publications). The first article is about the conversion of the tanker truck to a flatbed crane truck and the general use of the vehicle during daily operations. More articles followed as the desire to share useful information grew. To date, the following articles have been published with several more in the works;

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TURN SIGNAL BUZZER ($49.95/ea)

The Buzzer Driver assembly takes maximum advantage of the low air pressure warning buzzer in the 2-1/2 and 5 ton military trucks by using it for two additional purposes. It provides three different inputs to the buzzer to warn of:
  • a) turn signals,
  • b) low air pressure
  • c) any customer selected parameter, such as
    "low oil pressure", "handbrake engaged", etc.

The buzzer will sound off as follows; for the turn signals it will beep along with the turn signal lamps, for "low air pressure" it will sound off at even intervals and for the third warning it inserts two short "beeps" between the "low air pressure" beeps. The device is encapsulated to render it completely waterproof and the electronics is designed to operate in an ambient temperature range from -40 to +80 degrees C.
The anodized aluminum housing has flanges for mounting the assembly on any flat surface such as the firewall.
The cost is $49.95/each with waterproof connectors and instructions for proper hook-up and installation. Shipping and handling additional.


For questions contact Bjorn Brandstedt at:

 290 Turnip Patch Road, SW
Meadows of Dan, Virginia 24120
(Phone) 540 593-2001 (E-mail) super_deuce@hotmail.com

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