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  1. #1
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    Pittsburgh mache-- whats everyone carrying on there truck?

    Hey everyone,
    Im Giovanni. New to the site. Ive been installing for the past 3 years straight out of trade school. At my previous company, we made the metal at the shop with a brake and pittsburgh machine. Any field fabricated metal was done with a hensler bender. Ive since moved on from the company and am working with a different one. The company i work for now only uses hensler benders. Im thinking about investing in a portable pittsburgh machine myself. What exact model is everyone using.
    Thanks,
    Gio

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    Rams 24-28 or lockformer 24


    Oh man a hensler bender, you are one lucky fellow..... you will have to get a real brake if you want to use a pittsburgh machine and maintain your sanity.
    Nothing is magic, it works or doesn't work for a reason.

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    Hey,
    Thanks for the response. I hear ya.. I'm going nut. What brake do you recommend? And how are you fitting everything your truck?

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    At the shop:
    Lockformer 24 Pittsburgh w/ auto flanger
    Pexto 52" Shear
    Wilder 2024 Slitter
    Chicago 4' Break
    Chicago 8' Break
    24" Cleat Bender
    And other assorted roller, beaders, and other toys

    Install trailer has small Lockformer and 3' Break. Usually don't have to use them, there just in case we missed something at the shop.

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    like this.
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    Nothing is magic, it works or doesn't work for a reason.

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    That's one serious setup.
    Certified,qualified and can do it cause were used to it.

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    Tennsmith

    Quote Originally Posted by Gkats View Post
    Hey,
    Thanks for the response. I hear ya.. I'm going nut. What brake do you recommend? And how are you fitting everything your truck?
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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Indoor Comfort View Post
    That's one serious setup.
    Nothing is magic, it works or doesn't work for a reason.

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