Amtex beat some of the big Guys.

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  1. Nomad74
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    Looks like Ben at Amtex beat some of the big guys to the Punch. He now has Ca CARB compliant Truckmounts.

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    I don't like the Kero burner but his inferno 500 is a pretty sharp machine
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    My Dragon has that burner and let me tell you. It’s a heating son of a beeeaoch.
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    Way too hot and they seem to need a lot of maintenance from what I hear. I would rather have a little less heat and more reliability and ease of use.
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    I still dont get why TM manufacturers aren't using diesel or LPG (propane) engines, cleaner, cheaper running, longer lasting... ohh thats why :(
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    Write to our government and ask why we can't import a Toyota hi ace without paying a 25 percent tariff. Yet they punish us with gas and carbon taxes. Time to think about shooting some politicians and oil company execs.
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    Maybe Fred or Mike should invite Ben to this conversation.
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    I promise I won’t say a word
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    I would buy the Toyota in a heartbeat.
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    Stinky smoking kero heaters are CA carb compliant?
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    I think it was Shorty describing a Hydramaster cds in a hi ace van with a 4 cylinder diesel. What a great vehicle for city use. You could make your payments on your fuel savings.
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    When that Northstar diesel burner is running properly, it burns very clean.
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    You can now purchase the Dragon with HX actually 4 of them. If you dare also has a optional 56 blower.
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    I believe Gary Bethel had the first CDS mounted in a diesel Toyota Hi Ace van.

    They are now very common down under.

    My tm was an Australian made HydraVac with a liquid ring vacuum & three cyclinder Kubota motor, which I bought 2nd hand from Gary in '98.

    Pic below was back in 2003 prior to refurb; & installing Big Wheels on the Cimex. HydraVac 2.jpg

    Both tm & Hi Ace ran on gasoline\ from the vans tank.

    All of my Hi Aces have been the smaller ones, about 10' load area, nearly 6' wide and the main reason, because I can get into garages under 6'6 high.

    My tm was mounted across the van with 1/3 of the weight past the rear axle.

    All controls were easily accessed via the side door.

    Most of the other guys prefer to use the longer wheelbase & higher roof-line.
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    Do you know if they have a custom fitting/parts to make them fit the hiace? The agents here say they've only ever fitted 1 pto unit in 15 yrs and dont seem to want to revisit it.. :headscratch: :(
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    Bethel has shared pics of some of the nicest, most well laid out TM/vans I've ever seen

    what's he doing these days?
    always thought he was class act.
    Hope he's doing well and in good health

    ..L.T.A.
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    Anyone who has ever ran a 280,000 btu fuel fired like that should be very familiar with the scorching exhaust those things put out.

    Why Ben continues to use such a utterly ridiculous, completely restrictive exhaust for such a burner continues to boggle my mind.


    Fooking jet engine exhaust met with an immediate 90 degree angle and the scorching exhaust running right across the top of the unit.




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    So much radiant heat only degrades every component on the machine faster, and is a death sentence on such a complicated design.

    Betcha the hot exhaust will also degrade that weatherstrip on the bottom of the rolling door above.


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    Not to mention it's completely over-kill for cleaning carpets.......pressure washing is where such a unit really shines.
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    Yeah this nortstar heater are outdoor fitting for pressure washing. 285k but is a crapload of heat
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    Actually, its more like 360k btu. And thanks for posting the old pics of my unit before it was replaced :)
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