I've had a cat 3306 in an old 980b loader run backwards. Was lifting the bucket and stalled it right as I kicked the lever off the detent. Took a second to figure out why the intake was blowing dust out and it was reversing all the sudden.
Edit we had an old ford water truck that was a Detroit and a Warner Swasey excavator as well. As everyone has mentioned they leaked like crazy (rust prevention feature) and are loud as hell. Not particularly good on fuel. But stout and great for new drivers as they are much harder to over rev.
How hard can it be?
Last edited by Crawlchevy; 09-06-2016 at 04:58 PM.