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3 months 3 weeks ago #251217 by Mrsmackpaul
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Interesting to me that although hydroboost is the go to American thing it isn't all it is cracked up to be for all cases

What got me thinking about this was on Facebook Federal truck page theres a bloke with a old Federal that Im pretty sure off the top of my head has a 6BT Cummins

Anyway he rolled thru a stop sign when his power booster didn't work

 

So he asked for advise and everyone goes HYDROBOOST
Well everyone except me, me been me asked about, rerserve capacity and number of applications and so on
And asked, why not just fix what you have

Anyway hydroboost conversion was done and all was good

Then for my latest toy that is renowned for having crap brakes I thought I would investigate a little into these questions

Im pretty sure for a commercial truck over 4.5 ton GVM they won't be legal

So more research and it gets a bit more confusing
There's a U.S. company that specializes in in vacuum power booster upgrades

www.battlebornbrakes.com/

So if hydroboost is all the go why would this company even exist ??

I think even the hydroboost in the U.S. might not be legal on commercial trucks and the like

Paul

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3 months 3 weeks ago #251220 by JOHN.K.
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The Citroen DS19 had hydraulic pump operated brakes in the 1950s............so did the Foden trucks ...they had the notoriously bad Armstrong pump boosted hydraulic brakes in the mid 50s.........A lot of loaders,scrapers,cranes and graders had hydraulic pump boosted brakes .
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3 months 3 weeks ago #251221 by overnite
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Pardon my ignorance, but I thought hydro related to water. Am I missing something?

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3 months 3 weeks ago #251222 by Brocky45
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Not Really!! Hydro can be either water or oil..... i.e., Hydraulic lift cylinders..

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3 months 3 weeks ago #251223 by Mrsmackpaul
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Brocky is right

Hydro is for hydraulic boost, this is from the power steering pump

Deboss garage, a Canadian youtube channel, they call electricity that runs around there house and work shop hydro

So I guess it depends on the part of the world your from or in

Paul

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3 months 3 weeks ago #251224 by wee-allis
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Most modern forklifts have the brake "oil"/ fluid supplied by the hydraulic pump system, so did a lot of IH tractors.
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3 months 3 weeks ago - 3 months 3 weeks ago #251225 by Lang
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My wife is an expert on Hydroboost. I don't know about "dewy skin" but the brakes and power steering seem to be in good order.

I tried to save her money by making my own "Water Cream" but no matter how long I ran the blender the water did not seem to thicken.

 

And there is this one. Only $135 for two tablespoons full of thick water. "Serum" of course is the liquid component of blood so now you know why the Red Cross is always calling for donors so they can flog your blood off to prevent wrinkly faces.
 
Note the name difference. Hydro is Greek for water but appropriately Hydra was the many headed serpent that Heracles/Hercules killed. I wonder if he boiled up all the serpents' heads and gave the oil to the cosmetic manufacturers to thicken their water?

 
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3 months 3 weeks ago #251227 by Brocky45
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Paul. T think(??) the reason Canadian electricity is called / nick named Hydro is because the majority of their electricity is generated by water turbines in the rivers..
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3 months 3 weeks ago #251228 by Mrsmackpaul
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Very possible Brocky, I have no idea but that makes sense to me

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3 months 2 weeks ago - 3 months 2 weeks ago #251229 by BillyP
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Perkins (and others )used a vacuum pump ,but , referred to it as an EXHAUSTER.............

Also, a lot of earth moving gear  used to use  pressure from the hydraulic system ( via a separate pump )
to. operate the braking system....( and may still do)  ..but had an accumulator for backup
pressure  in the event of any failure ......( engine shutdown etc  etc...

Also......Inters  used  a vacuum booster in the braking system ......but called it HYDRAVAC..............

..........................Billy........................

I CAME INTO THIS WORLD WITH NOTHING & STILL HAVE MOST OF IT.........................

I used to be a truck driver,
but i am now not a truck driver ,
on a good day i can remember
that i used to be a truck driver.
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