MILITARY VEHICLE PRODUCTS AND INFORMATION
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|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
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;
- "My Working
Deuce-and-a-half", Issue #72, March/April 1999.
- "Dual to single conversion",
Issue #79, May/June 2000
- "How to: Match the tires
on your deuce", Issue #85, June 2001
- "How to: Audible turn
signal reminder", Issue #86, August 2001
- "How to: Drive on side
slopes", Issue #87, October 2001
- "How to: Service 2-1/2 ton
Front Axles", Issue #89, February 2002
- "How to change your
Deuce's fuel filters", Issue #91, June 2002
- "How to: Air-Pak rebuild",
Issue #91, June 2002
- "How to: Deuce Maintenance",
Issue #92, August 2002
- "How to: Fording the
Deuce, Part 1", Issue #93, October 2002
- "How to: Turbo conversion
for Deuces", Issue #94, December 2002
- "Crankcase ventilation filter"
, Issue #98, August 2003
- "The multifuel flame heater"
, Issue #99, October 2003
- "Solid state devices on the deuce"
, Issue #101, February 2004
- "The alcohol evaporator"
, Issue #102, April 2004
- "Front end alignment"
, Issue #105, October 2004
- "AN/VIC-1 vehicular intercom"
, Issue #106, December 2004
- "Fording the deuce, part 2"
, Issue #107, February 2005
- "How to safely drive downhill"
, Issue #108, April 2005
- "Coolant maintenance"
, Issue #109, June 2005
- "The highway deuce"
, Issue #112, December 2005
To: GALLERY 1
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:
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.
- a) turn signals,
- b) low air pressure
- c) any customer selected parameter, such as
"low oil pressure", "handbrake engaged", etc.
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.
contact Bjorn Brandstedt at:
Turnip Patch Road, SW
Meadows of Dan, Virginia
(Phone) 540 593-2001