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Author Topic: Weight of MCI 5C ???  (Read 1004 times)
Timkar
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« on: September 13, 2009, 07:25:35 PM »

I have tried the Internet with no luck. Looking at a 1978 MCI 5C without engine and trans for less than scrap price.
Any idea of possible weight of unit? I need to get it towed if I buy it and need to know what size truck required to haul it.
I checked and there are no Landolls in immediate area.
Thanks...Tim  Huh Huh
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2009, 08:08:06 PM »

a big twin axle tow truck will do the job. Get one with a wheel snatcher and pull the axles.

happy coaching!
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009, 03:10:50 PM »

mine weighs 26000 lbs fully loaded.
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where are you towing from?
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2009, 03:42:08 PM »

Figure the engine and tranny were probably close to 4000 lbs.
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1968 MCI 5A with 8V71 and Allison MT644 transmission.  Western USA
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2009, 06:58:11 PM »

I was figuring around 20K lbs as it has been stripped. Can't find a tandem tow truck in immediate area so may
have to check further away for one. It is in Penticton, BC and I need to move it about 40 miles southwest.
Thanks for the responses....Tim
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2009, 07:13:06 PM »

There should be a provincial towing association you could access to find something as close as possible.

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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2009, 09:21:06 PM »

Should be an easy tow since the engine/transmission are not in it you won't have to pull the axle shafts or the drive shaft-just hook up, attach lights and air lines and go!  A normal axle lift tow truck should do (you might be able to get by with a 2 axle heavy duty tow).  Good Luck, TomC
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Tom & Donna Christman. '77 AMGeneral 10240B; 8V-71TATAIC V730.
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