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Old 12-08-2011, 09:19 AM
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Wiring engine to shut down?

I have eight f350 6.0,s. I run tongs on oil well rigs and have been for over 25 years. For safety purposes some company's want a switch to shut down the truck while we're up on the rig floor in case something go's wrong. Any ideas on how to do this?
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:26 AM
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I have eight f350 6.0,s. I run tongs on oil well rigs and have been for over 25 years. For safety purposes some company's want a switch to shut down the truck while we're up on the rig floor in case something go's wrong. Any ideas on how to do this?
You could install a main disconnect like they use on drag cars.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:27 AM
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I believe what your looking for is called a rig saver, it closes off your trucks intake so it can't "run away" so to speak. Its just a valve that you install on the intake and they come with a switch to put in the cab. Flip the switch, the valve closes and the engine shuts down because it doesn't get any air. Hope this helps a bit.
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It needs to be operated from the rig floor away from the truck. Could this be done?
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It needs to be operated from the rig floor away from the truck. Could this be done?
iPhone, there's an app for that! J/K I'm more interested now.
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lol. I could believe that.
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Does it need to be shut down because it's running on lease, and incase of taking a hit of hydrocarbons they don't want the engine to keep running?
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Hydraulics is being ran from truck and they want to be able to shut the truck down in case something happens.
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Check with your local utility. They're mechanics can probably help in that department. We have a device on our aerial devices (bucket trucks) which works off of fibre optics so we can stop and start our rigs while working alloft. It has to be dielectric in our case so we don't get electrocuted LOL. I'm off for 6 weeks otherwise I'd get a contact for you.
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