Amtex beat some of the big Guys.

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I believe Gary Bethel had the first CDS mounted in a diesel Toyota Hi Ace van.

They are now very common down under.

My tm was an Australian made HydraVac with a liquid ring vacuum & three cyclinder Kubota motor, which I bought 2nd hand from Gary in '98.

Pic below was back in 2003 prior to refurb; & installing Big Wheels on the Cimex. View attachment 82895

Both tm & Hi Ace ran on gasoline\ from the vans tank.

All of my Hi Aces have been the smaller ones, about 10' load area, nearly 6' wide and the main reason, because I can get into garages under 6'6 high.

My tm was mounted across the van with 1/3 of the weight past the rear axle.

All controls were easily accessed via the side door.

Most of the other guys prefer to use the longer wheelbase & higher roof-line.
Hi Shorty

We knew each other years ago.

Are you still in Cairns?
 
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Can you control the heat generated out of the burner? No reason for it to burn so hot..
You can lower the output water temp, but that will only generally shorten the duration of each firing cycle, and not effect the firing btu's.

Those burners fire on one setting.......HIGH.

Half of my van roof used to smoke when I ran that thing hard for a while when I had it.

Capture old van ford burner snip.JPG




Worth it's fooking weight when doing commercial pressure washing though.
 
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Then why in world is amtex designed that way if used as cc machine? That way to much heat inside the van.

Every where I see those is outside on a trailer or something.

Why so close to machine parts where it can be over heated, when every major brand hustle to keep machine coolest as possible?

That heater on amtex is needs to be moved to different spot...
 
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Then why in world is amtex designed that way if used as cc machine? That way to much heat inside the van.

Every where I see those is outside on a trailer or something.

Why so close to machine parts where it can be over heated, when every major brand hustle to keep machine coolest as possible?

That heater on amtex is needs to be moved to different spot...

Burner like that should be separate from the machine and without that ridiculous fooking restrictive exhaust.

Heat kills

How many old Diablo's with those burners are still out there?

No many without fried couplers.
 
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I just checked my email inbox. It was from Mikey back in 2015. I have been here for a while just quiet. Ill speak up now, especially since I will most likely be getting back in the biz.....
Good to see you here non the less Jeff. I got sick and tired of the BS on the other board.... it reminded me of junior high. I wish you the best in getting back into business. You’ll kill it, just like you always have....
 
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Good to see you here non the less Jeff. I got sick and tired of the BS on the other board.... it reminded me of junior high. I wish you the best in getting back into business. You’ll kill it, just like you always have....
Thanks. We had some life changes and so it goes.... I loved having my business. It might take me a bit to get going again but I like the challenge.
 
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