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Old 10-16-2012, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I have to disagree with you BB. Air starters were commonly used on trucks at one time. I have called a service truck more than once because a Consolidated Freightway road tractor lost air pressure and could not operate the starter. Consolidated was the last I am aware of that finally abandoned the air starters and went to electric.

I retired from Freightliner in 2009 as a Senior Customer Support Rep. I lived this one.

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Thanks john: I sat on a air starter button once and the truck was in third gear while working in the cab and the thing lunged like a rocket and started it luged all the way through the lot with me scrambling to kill the engine!!! We also used Hydraulic starters
on some But I dont think they had them back in the 30s and 40s they could be adapted onto any engine industrial or vehicle.

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