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Old 05-14-2010, 11:08 AM   #11
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Re: general bus info wanted

Hey there- I don't know much about trannys other than mine, but for my New Process 542, I've sourced PTO's used for as little as $175, sometimes even including extra goodies. If you're going to do the mechanical work yourself, like installation and routing of shifter, mounting of shaft, etc., I think you could do the job for well under a grand. PTO's, like transmissions, are something I'd have no qualms with sourcing used. A lot of places give small warranties with their used parts, too, so if there was trouble, an exchange or refund isn't out of the question.
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:10 PM   #12
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Hey thanks bus-ted just the information I wanted to here. Is there an online listing with bus-yards or can anyone give me some say between madison wi milwaukee wi chicago il and dubuque iowa? I will travel outside the box but hopin for osmething close to me.

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Old 05-14-2010, 12:22 PM   #13
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I've had a lot of luck with truck parts inventory...
http://www.truckpartsinventory.com/
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:28 PM   #14
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As an aside, I priced one new from Chelsea for around $820 shipped, and it was for a single speed, lever shift, 1.25" shaft drive, with forward and reverse. For what you're looking to do, you'll probably be looking at a bit more $, since you'll probably want a 2 speed, and perhaps a dual shaft... they're out there, though, and if you do a bit of research, you'll see that there's lots of pto's for lots of trannys.
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:34 PM   #15
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will most of the large trans have the abiulity to conenct to the PTO or are there certain trans I will need?
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:18 AM   #16
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I was lookin at the gallery pictures. The university of South Florida Society of engineers bus.http://www.skoolie.net/gallery2/v/Sk...neers-_frey2_/ This bus looks longer than any bus I have ever seen. is it just optical illusion because its a FE or is this type of bus (92 Ward Senator) longer than other busses including other FE? Definetly looks like the "cab" is added on in front of where most other busses start???

Another thing I was wondering when people make the roof racks do they just extended every couple supports down to the floor of the bus or does everyone need to be conencted to the floor and or frame of the bus?

O last but not least is this bus legal?http://www.skoolie.net/gallery2/v/Sk...ddle1.jpg.html If in fact that bus is legal how far can you add onto the front of a bus? is there a rule like how far back the front axle must be after the front bumper?


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Old 06-03-2010, 04:44 PM   #17
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anyone care to comment on the florida bus?
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