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Author Topic: Left hand rotation 855 Cummins ?  (Read 2832 times)
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« on: April 15, 2011, 01:18:50 PM »

I've found an old rear engine concrete truck that has a 855 cummins w/auto trans that has the starter on the right side of the engine unlike front engine trucks that are on the left side. Is this a left hand rotation engine Huh  Anyone have any interest for use in a bus ? I was told that the transmission, Allison Huh was just rebuild before the truck was parked and the motor ran good ? I'm guessing its from the early 1980's maybe about 250 - 300hp.
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2011, 01:27:48 PM »

They are right handed engine you see the starter on the right side on about all the Cummins generators and industrial engines,if he has the rear tandem drive from the mixer I know a guy with a MCI 7 combo that is looking for one 

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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2011, 02:12:45 PM »

It an all wheel drive set up - the driveshaft goes to the front to a transfer case and then back to the rear axles.
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2011, 02:17:20 PM »

Not a Crane Carrier unit then I take it 

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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2011, 03:30:01 PM »

The 855 was not Cummins best shot!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2011, 03:36:22 PM »

Someone better jump on this an ALL wheel drive bus.  Tom Y
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2011, 05:28:42 PM »

Its a Tet - Advance    Big rears with super singles on pillow blocks and low gearing. The motor and trans are the only parts to use in a bus. I guess the idea of 855's being any good is a matter of opinion, unless you were thinking of 555's or 903's - (pure junk).
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2011, 05:46:00 PM »

I've seen 855s with the starter mounted on either side depending on the truck it was in, all same rotation

Aw come on, what's wrong with an 855? Other than physical size...

You are correct about the 555 (triple nickel) and the VT903...now those were not Cummins best shot, but the 855 were industry standard workhorses for about two decades
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2011, 06:19:07 PM »

If you were a driver back in the day, You had 238 Detroits w/10 spd or 318 w/13 spd, or Cat 1693's or 1674 w/RoadRangers, Mack 237 with twin stick and last but my choice 290 or 350 Cummins. All of the above without power steering. Everyone was tougher and more hard core. If you started driving in a gas job you really beleived 6-71's were fast.
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2011, 06:33:16 PM »

I don't even like Cummins but the 855 was a tough engine smoked a little on start up when you got past that it was ready to roll,and believe it or not I owned a couple of 11 yd Wabco scrapers with the 903 and they never gave any problems but leaked oil at every seam lol

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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2011, 06:44:36 PM »

Clifford, Thats funny. I had a Wabco scraper with a 4/71.  Tom Y
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2011, 06:55:21 PM »

Tom, I had good luck with the 101 Wabco the 10 yard had a 501 Cummins mine were 11 yards level 13 heaped yards with the 903 the engine was under the driver seat you could really see good not like on the 613 Cat I had with the mickey mouse 3208 

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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2011, 03:41:27 AM »

I thought any engine in a wabco would out last the electrical system? I cut them for scrap.
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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2011, 04:27:35 AM »

I only had the one. Brought it home from WV used it a couple years at home and sold it. No problems with the electrical I couldn't fix. Tough old bird.  Tom
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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2011, 05:25:24 AM »

I've got an Allis Chalmers 260 that I push with a IHC TD-25C. Great old machines that just keep going.
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« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2011, 08:49:31 PM »

I have an 855 big cam 400 in my 05. These are tuff motors I have 90,000 on this reman. I drive it hard all day long. To this day it does not use a drop of oil between changes. Clifford is rite about smoking at cold startup. I over come this by hooking my Aqua hot to the motor so I don,t have that problem. If I slow down to 65 I can get 6.8 miles per gallon.

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« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2011, 04:23:52 PM »

3408,

Of course you're right, I was thinking of the 903. The 855 series is probably one of the best engines ever made. I have one in my '71 Dodge 9000 truck tractor and have put many miles behind one in an Int 9670
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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2011, 04:23:20 PM »

If the motor in the rear engine concrete truck that I spoke of is not left hand rotation, does the transmission have a different gear set up that changes rotation direction ? Is there a way to tell what model Allison is in the truck if it does not have a tag on it ?
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