In a message dated 3/31/01 7:12:38 PM Eastern Standard Time,
I've run a 50 one ton with stock brakes since 1978, maybe 1977. I love those
14" rear drums. This truck is a working truck which used to have my Manly
3-1/2 ton wrecking crane on it, and I towed home many fine rust specimens.
Usually overloaded. It stops fine. I don't need to improve the system. If
you are disabled or live in San Francisco a hydrovac will decrease pedal
pressure by 2/3. With all my towing I was never disappointed with the stock
one ton brakes. A dual system is good for people who never check their brake
fluid level and wait for the reservoir to empty before doing maintenance.
Everyone else can get along fine with a single system.
> Thanks Bob for the response. I have never in 15 years had any problem
> the single system Hydrovac but there has been alot of talk in the past that
> one is stupid to not have a dual system for safety reasons. I do like the
> "power" brakes. Is there a modern dual power system that you would
> recommend for a 50 1 ton that is a work truck? TIA
> Rich Gallagher
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