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Its cool that you guys got an axle machine but if your gonna copy bobby at least do it right and get some bullet proof glass. :shaking:

It will be interesting to see a second view to the breaking strengths of axles but in a way it seems like you guys are biting off of bobby.
 

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fawkin sweet! is there any way to test R&Ps with this machine or is this same sort of machine Longfield has (I know they cant put R&Ps on it)
 

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OakieOffroad85 said:
Its cool that you guys got an axle machine but if your gonna copy bobby at least do it right and get some bullet proof glass. :shaking:

It will be interesting to see a second view to the breaking strengths of axles but in a way it seems like you guys are biting off of bobby.
That's kinda what I was thinking.:rolleyes:
 

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Three of us here at the shop run Bobby's 30 spline axles in our rigs. Honestly we don't think we could make a better axle in that price range. Matt won't run anything else in the front of his ftoy. In the rear we have been running a set of prototype axles and they have been running great but just how strong are they? Well that what testing equipment like this will help us determine. This is just one of many pieces of test equipment we have for testing and verifying product design and quality. We plan to break our 12" long spline drive shaft kit next so we know exactly how much it can handle and how much stronger then stock it is. Many people ask us questions such as how much stronger than stock is a particular product and equipment like this allows us to give better answers.
 

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mtnkid85 said:
fawkin sweet! is there any way to test R&Ps with this machine or is this same sort of machine Longfield has (I know they cant put R&Ps on it)
Yes, we expect to be able to test knuckles and full differentials with this machine. We will need to create some special tooling but it should have plenty of strength to break just about anything.
 

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Chris Geiger said:
Yes, we expect to be able to test knuckles and full differentials with this machine. We will need to create some special tooling but it should have plenty of strength to break just about anything.
sweet, I am real interesed in strength of cyro gears vs non, and the 5:71 strength, as the math says they are strong..........I ran then 4 years with no problems:eek:
 

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Thats fucking sweet.

If you ever find a use for a heavy equiptment mechanic, give me a ring. Id do a career switch and move to get to do some of the cool shit you guys do.

Im anxious to see the results of some of your tests.
 

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OakieOffroad85 said:
Its cool that you guys got an axle machine but if your gonna copy bobby at least do it right and get some bullet proof glass. :shaking:

It will be interesting to see a second view to the breaking strengths of axles but in a way it seems like you guys are biting off of bobby.
and they copied the whole world when they bout a 4" grinder. and any other businss when they hired employees or sold products. :flipoff2: and biting off of superior, and biting off of moser, and anybody else that may test axle strength. or strength of any part for that matter. lemming.
 

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That's a cool machine for sure, and it will be interesting to see if you data matches up with Bobby's.
 

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sweet:smokin: breaking stuff is cool:)
 

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OakieOffroad85 said:
Its cool that you guys got an axle machine but if your gonna copy bobby at least do it right and get some bullet proof glass. :shaking:

It will be interesting to see a second view to the breaking strengths of axles but in a way it seems like you guys are biting off of bobby.


R&D= recieve and duplicate.
 

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ttt
 

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R&D= recieve and duplicate.

i don't see TG making any birfields...

and sorry to bust your bubble, but cryo treatment isn't something bobby long came up with, either. go fish.
 

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The machine looks great. We did try the lever arm once. How can you get an accurate reading when the lever changes angles as the cyl. push it. This is why we went with a chain and sprocket as the cyl. push it, it turns the sprocket at a even force all the time. This way we can get more twist degrees to.
 

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didnt even think about that. i guess that is why its T= r cross f...lol
 

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Longfield said:
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The machine looks great. We did try the lever arm once. How can you get an accurate reading when the lever changes angles as the cyl. push it. This is why we went with a chain and sprocket as the cyl. push it, it turns the sprocket at a even force all the time. This way we can get more twist degrees to.

Bobby,

The equation changes as the angle of the arm changes. It's all about vectors.

More twist capability would be nice, but for what we are doing it's working awesome.

Thanks,
Matt
 

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CHRIS
The machine looks great. We did try the lever arm once. How can you get an accurate reading when the lever changes angles as the cyl. push it. This is why we went with a chain and sprocket as the cyl. push it, it turns the sprocket at a even force all the time. This way we can get more twist degrees to.
We take the angle of the ram at failure, and the pressure in the ram and with a bit of trig we come up with the answer. The down side is that it takes as much time on the calculator to do the math as it does to break the part.

If the lever arm is at 90 degrees at failure it is easy to figure, if the arm is up or down it takes much more figuring to correct for the angle.

Now that we see it works we are looking at replacing the instrumentation with data acquisition equipment and have it feed directly in to a computer. That would then go a graph display that plots the twist and force lines.

Today we broke a couple of driveshafts to see where the weak points are. Very useful to be able to see where the failure happens.
 
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