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Stall Converter

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by FASTEDDIE88, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. FASTEDDIE88

    FASTEDDIE88 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    does anyone here plow with a stall converter?
    if so what rpm range?
     
  2. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Why would you want to? You want as little tranny slippage heat as possible.

    I think that would be a step in the WRONG direction...
     
  3. FASTEDDIE88

    FASTEDDIE88 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    YES thats what i thought,
    however, the engine i am putting in my truck barely idles at 800 rpm(approximate stock converter) because of the enormous cam i have so when i use the plow i am worried the 2 batteries wont charge enough.
     
  4. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    you could change the alt. pulley to a smaller size
    that would increase the charging output.

    john
     
  5. FASTEDDIE88

    FASTEDDIE88 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    thnaks john i may try that
    i noticed you have meyer plow equipment
    i bought a brand new meyer for my burb last year and everyone said i will be repairing it all the time
    do you agree?

    first winter was great it worked well but one winter is no judge
    for its durability
    i had 4 commercial lots last year and hope to get more this year
     
  6. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    no more than any other brand
    20yrs -2 solenoids that doesnt sound two excessive
    john
     
  7. FASTEDDIE88

    FASTEDDIE88 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    so its probably like everything else
    its all in how you take care of it

    thanks for your help
     
  8. ratplow408

    ratplow408 Member
    from PA
    Messages: 33

    My brother has a '78 ramcharger w/ 440 and a radical cam, he also has stall converter. His trans temp on average is about 240-250(I think that is kind of high.)It goes up to 290 when in reverse.I would not dream of plowing w/ this truck.His motor should be in a car.
     
  9. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

  10. ratplow408

    ratplow408 Member
    from PA
    Messages: 33

    Helpful chart,I printed it.I think he may need to look at it.
     
  11. Tony Bonventre

    Tony Bonventre Sponsor
    Messages: 89

    Is that chart true of all vehicles
     
  12. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    yes it is! that is from my friends up @ Cottman Transmission, never let it get above 250 or you will kill it fast!
     
  13. FASTEDDIE88

    FASTEDDIE88 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    so if you put a stall converter in and the temp never goes above 250 then would there be a problem?
     
  14. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    it isint going to do anything except make heat and do it fast!

    in my drag truck, once I staged I could use the trans temp gauge as a tach, by first-second shift it was @ 295 and hit 325 by the end of the track and it was a crappy 2900 rpm stall behind a 360 (until I swapped motors)

    in the bronco I had a 3400 prm stall and just by doing a brake stand temps would jump easy 120 deg from where it was in 15 seconds
     
  15. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I remembered reading anything over 195 long term would be a short-lived tranny.... this chart confirms that.