Garage built......

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  1. Nomad74
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    I’m 2 weeks Baconator free. I’ve lost 8 pounds so far.
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    So why do TM's have to be so complicated?
    All I see in the big makers are expensive proprietary parts
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    What most seem to forget is most massive companies had humble beginnings, as they become successful you stop paying just for the product and start paying for the hype.
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    Proprietary...

    Where did the garage companies find that big word that’s all over these forums?
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    Its the term you will find used if your unfortunate enough to have your blower crap itself, don't know if it applys to all HM machines but some their blowers are "proprietary" and not what they appear on the outside.. So you have to pay HM's price for a blower not the lower price of the actual manufacterer to get same performance
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    I hope not. But Hydramaster has been so good with their support, I’m willing to slap the credit card on the purchase of whatever it takes to get the tm going again if and when a big problem like that happens.
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    It‘s the little thigs that the big guys do that add up to make the big difference. For example, Sapphire welds their parts together on a vibrating table to get better welds. Impressive.
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    Truckmount engines are generally Kohler, Briggs&Stratton Kubota etc the huge R&D cost for those engines are their costs. Not prochem SS or HM's

    Pumps are Cats or General again R&D costs are theirs not the big 3

    Blowers.. pretty much same story

    Heat exchangers are the least efficient way and most performance robbing way of heating water but still used.

    I challenge anyone to tell the difference at the wand (the only place it matters) between any well designed unit
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    :icon_rolleyes::icon_rolleyes:

    nagga pleeze...

    donno about you, but frames rust out before a good weld breaks

    ..L.T.A.
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    Not on my Amtex. Oh wait. You said “good welds”
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    I was just impressed by the introductory video
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    Keep in mind that I said I’d CONSIDER it
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    looking at Blue Baron vid I was "pretty impressed" with the TM
    Not so his delivery and presentation but looked like a pretty well thought out unit

    Here's something I've observed over the years
    most smallville independent builders can make a good TM with 36 blower .
    Some can get a can get a 45 right
    get to 47s and up more problems start to manifest .
    and when you get to #5 blowers that's where you separate the men from the boys and need real engineers and rocket surgeons

    ..L.T.A.
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    Butler made up that word................
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    We had far far more problems with our Judson than this 370

    The heater was always plugging up..

    The blower belts failed left and right

    The water box over flowed often

    Nut and bolts would magically appear on the deck



    I remember Cu calling his 370 a toy compared to his tnt...lol...no way.
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    Theres a difference between "garage built"
    and proven design replication.....
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    I have your c4 and it's great except for the engine oil leak. No other issues. Replaced belts once. They were a little loose. 3 Judson's now and almost never a problem. And I have to admit we are pretty lame on maintenance except oil changes.
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    Glad I could wear her in for you.

    She performed well but lordy did I hate that heater

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