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Wow.

I’ve recently been impressed by a farmers hydraulic ram, elevating water miles higher than the starting height of the waterfall.

Dam collapses aren’t funny, and they are something that pro-nuclear types like to bring up as they cause and have caused more deaths than nuclear power. Personally I’d prefer to have neither go wrong near me.

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Got a new bee truck today. 1929 Willys Overland Whippet.

It’s a very long time since I had a Ute . Now I have one again . I love it 

Got truck and just waiting for sign writing 

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9 hours ago, Philbee said:

There are plenty of these turbines in use but it helps if it was installed a long time ago in a bush clad gully well off the road
One concern is that the Dam could collapse and send a wall of water down stream.

I worked with a guy once from the Naki who had one powerful enough to run his welder and his house.

I hav a mate in the sounds who is off grid. Water drops twenty metres through a 100mm pipe to a small turbine that runs the house via a battery bank. The only thing that makes it grunt is the vacuum cleaner.

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13 hours ago, tristan said:

what brand locker?

 

a hybrid ute would actually be quite useful. especially in places like orchards where you stop at each block or just moving the ute down a line of hives.

there is a few hybrid trucks around that can drive around the yard on battery only.

however i don't know how the rather high voltage electrics are going to like being submersed in water.

factory fitted locker .

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20 minutes ago, jamesc said:

I hav a mate in the sounds who is off grid. Water drops twenty metres through a 100mm pipe to a small turbine that runs the house via a battery bank. The only thing that makes it grunt is the vacuum cleaner.

I think that 20 meter head x 100mm pipe would be a very good start

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On 27/09/2018 at 7:07 PM, tristan said:

depends on how its tuned. you would have to adjust the fuel back down. how much power you would loose depends entirely on how much the fuel was wound up when turbo was fitted.

you would need an egt gauge in the exhaust manifold so you can adjust it (typically you fit them when you fit the turbo so you can tune it) non-turbo diesels are rather critical to get right.

 

do you know what turbo or what kit is fitted?

the turbo is a TURBODYN HI-TORUE Tubo seems Australian made as it has a stamp of Australia on it

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On 28/09/2018 at 7:01 AM, jamesc said:

We are onto our third landcruiser ..... each have had the High Country extras of diff locks and more importantly snorkel. On each one the rear diff locker has played up and we ended up disconnecting them. 

I am now thinking of going electric ..... runabout that is. An electric ute that comes home on a night  and is plugged into the powerpoint in the shed that is powered up by a water turbine in the creek.

It then follows that all the staff have electric cars to get to work, and perk of the job is free charge up from the creek turbine. I just saved my bit of the planet.

Who do we approach for funding ?

You would be better planting oil seed rape and getting it pressed and throwing it in the tank good for the bees as well

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On 30/09/2018 at 7:02 PM, kevin moore said:

the turbo is a TURBODYN HI-TORUE Tubo seems Australian made as it has a stamp of Australia on it

i think those old kits used a schwitzer turbo. i don't know anything about them.

 

big thing will be how the fuel has been tuned and you need to fit gauges to be able to test that.

a 5L should go ok, tho its never going to match modern utes.

they love intercooling. then its a matter of adjusting fuel.

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my mate is into Landrovers, bless his soul, and today he asked if I could go to town and pic up a few Landy parts he'd purchaced,

made his problem.

I didnt realize it was half a truck.
Try lift something like this with some of the expensive alternatives

 

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8 hours ago, Philbee said:

my mate is into Landrovers, bless his soul, and today he asked if I could go to town and pic up a few Landy parts he'd purchaced,

made his problem.

I didnt realize it was half a truck.
Try lift something like this with some of the expensive alternatives

 

Landrover motor 1.jpg

landrover motor 2.jpg

no worries with a palfinger 7.5 m reach?

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On 27/09/2018 at 11:57 AM, kevin moore said:

Took the 1999 Hilux in for warrant yesterday, it has a 501 motor and has a turbo, have owned this for some thing like 3-4 years, person before me owned it a lot longer, any way it failed seems like it has to have a cert for the turbo, Toyota has given this truck several warrants as well as the testing that failed it yesterday, any one know if this is correct,

Blenheim Toyota is looking into it, have'nt heard back yet.

well a little up date on this, Toyota are going to take care of this cert stuff and foot the bill, ya happy as,

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