Date registered: Feb 2006
Vehicle: 4Sale: 230G, U1500 Ag, 300SD, U1200 Ag, Volvo c303, 416 raildoka, W140 S600, ML320, LR D110 TDi
Location: Floyds Knobs, IN 47119
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As bwswede said, the rear feed for the driveshaft on the blower is to get more vertical movement in the blower, and to avoid having to have a reversing gearbox built into the blower.
The truck does not have hydrostatic drive, the box on the shift plate is a speed control for a salter.
This truck is a U1750 and was for sale several times on e-bay last year. I think it is a good truck, but the owner was wanting somewhere in the $30K's for the package and it never sold to my knowledge. It is a well optioned unit, and late model for being in the United States, but with the terrible paint job and rhd I think that what they were asking before was a bit off the mark. I wonder if it will ACTUALLY sell absolute, or if there will be some back door by bidding.
People freak out when I drive into the shop with a perfectly good Mercedes, only to start cutting it up for parts. I just tell them that something has to die inorder to keep all of the other Benz's running.