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Offline robertglines1

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98 prevost front bumper can I push it?
« on: May 03, 2011, 07:42:25 AM »
I need to push it backwards about 50 ft have brakes released on gravel-  no engine. Question is Can I push it square on front bumper rubbers without damaging bumper or coach. Feel sort of dumb asking Question but would be rather be safe than sorry with $ involved.  by the way all suspension aired up.   Bob
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Re: 98 prevost front bumper can I push it?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011, 07:58:58 AM »
Finally got thru to Prevost they said as long as I pushed even on front bumper rubbers should be no problem. Any personal experience to the contrary would be appreciated. Will not be doing till this week end. Bob
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Re: 98 prevost front bumper can I push it?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 08:18:37 AM »
could it just be pulled?

I have used a pulley set up with cable to move stuff that I couldnt get behind to pull.

Just a thought...

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Re: 98 prevost front bumper can I push it?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011, 09:02:57 AM »
In this case can't get behind it and no good anchor point. Have winch truck but no real good place to drive axle I trust: It's on a slight grade and sure don't want it to take off.Putting it in shop to install motor and finish up brakes and interior. Will prob use both but don't trust anchor point so will have tractor on front just in case. Guess if I was not so tight I would just call the hook and say come and do it. Still might do that. Would prob be smart thing to do!
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Re: 98 prevost front bumper can I push it?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2011, 09:04:27 AM »
You guys probably won't believe this, but i saw one of my buddies pull his transit fishbowl 200' with his festiva...
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Re: 98 prevost front bumper can I push it?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2011, 09:08:50 AM »
Bob don't forget a safety chain or hopefully you have doors or both end of the shop??? ;D :P

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Re: 98 prevost front bumper can I push it?
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2011, 10:20:21 AM »
You'd really feel bad Bob if you called a hook and they pushed it in by the front bumper!!! :D Sorry I can't help.
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Re: 98 prevost front bumper can I push it?
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2011, 02:37:15 PM »
I knew you couldn't help it Scott. Fired Mader up the 98 sitin in front of the door lined up ready to go in. You see this dumb old man built his shop on a hill so if he got mad at a piece of junk he just give it a shove and all was gone out of site. But it does present challenges once in  a while. The shop ain't fancy part of the floors are rock.
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Re: 98 prevost front bumper can I push it?
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2011, 10:53:48 PM »
  Tow hooks on the front? Run a chain through pipe, run end of chain through tow hook and hook it back on itself. Do same at other end with tow/push vehicle. Now the push vehicle will push the pipe against the chain, not against the bumper. Put a heavy safety rope/chain along side in case the chain/pipe comes unhooked and Bus rolls away.

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Re: 98 prevost front bumper can I push it?
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2011, 05:59:02 AM »
Bob,
How 'bout this; air up the tanks for brakes, use twenty of your closest friends to push it. Good luck!
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Re: 98 prevost front bumper can I push it?
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2011, 06:36:32 AM »
Dennis the beverage bill would be more than the wrecker bill. ::) Boys coming this week end  just in case for back up and a little fellowship.(good excuse) will just use gradeall and push her in .Would do myself but if I scratched her up at this stage all I would hear is :You just couldn't wait. Good excuse to go Morell hunting..  All is good in bus land   . Was just trying to avoid a bad experience by breaking a front bumper or pushing it into a front breast plate.Actually didn't know how strong they were.  Bob
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Re: 98 prevost front bumper can I push it?
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2011, 06:50:58 AM »
544 Gradall.... I can show you how to get one stuck.... ;D
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Re: 98 prevost front bumper can I push it?
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2011, 07:44:35 AM »
I can show you how the service tech put diesel fuel in the hydraulic tank for the rams on my Grad-all as I am yelling for him to stop but didn't get there in time?

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Re: 98 prevost front bumper can I push it?
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2011, 02:48:42 PM »
Bob. if you are pushing with your tractor, I would put a piece of wood between rubber bump stops and the bucket. When I pushed mine with my machine, the cutting edge went through the rubber to the bumper. Just my two cents.
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Re: 98 prevost front bumper can I push it?
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2011, 05:51:51 PM »
Bob
   Have BK come and help. We know how well his bus stears his tow truck. Then have Don Fairchild pull you both out of the ditch. That was funny.  I wish I could of seen the look on BK's face LOL


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