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Doing a 360

Today's post is going to be all about WFS-360...

I saw something a little different today, something that I hadn't noticed on any of the vehicles before, and wanted to take a couple minutes to explore. I just hope it's not a filter. It's almost always a filter when it catches my attention.

Well, good news, it's not a filter. Get this, it's another pump. Let's pan over a bit for some context.

I'm not going to go super deep on this one - we just did that with centrifugal pumps on Friday - but since this guy looks decidedly different from the other pumps we've examined, here's a little blowup I found on the website for Bowie Industries, which made the thing.

So we have a drive shaft (in the photo, you can see the black hydraulic motor sitting on top of the thing) moving a buna gear, which in turn drives an idle gear and pushes the goodness through. It's a decidedly lighter-weight pump than you find elsewhere at a listed maximum of 100 PSI, but apparently still useful for keeping things moving. The more you know.

Back to our regularly-scheduled programming.

Looking pretty good.

I mean, clearly, there's still a bit more to do, I'm guessing that wood is nowhere to be found on the engineering diagram, but we're definitely into the last couple weeks of work on this beast.

You guys remember when we talked about relief valves last month? I actually used this exact truck to illustrate the post, in large part because seeing it on here inspired it. Let me know if you want me to do a parts post on 2 x 4 wood beams in the comments.

Might as well keep rotating around the thing...

I took this photo because I was going to go into a quick explanation of the welding process. Spoiler alert: there's no such thing as a quick explanation of the welding process, so the good news there is that we can maybe do an entire post on that in the future. But for now, uhhh... looks great so far. I believe this one is called a v-joint because of how the edge of both sides is beveled in there. Hey, there's a reason it's called skilled labor. Any idiot can write a blog post. In fact, most idiots do at some point in their lives.

Here's some more welding work, as we complete a full lap around. There's a lot of welding in fabrication, who knew? Sometimes you get to cut stuff off, that seems like fun too.

I think that's my cue. Until next time, bye bye.

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