troopy hand throttle .

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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 12:10

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 12:10
It is not only a Troopy accessory. Most Diesel Toyota's have these (I think my Troopy and 80 have them). It is used for increasing the revs for functions such as charging your batteries, providing more current to run winches, increasing revs to run other tools and engine driven equipment (welders etc), I have also had it used when I had the vehicle carbon cleaned - set to 1000 revs and pump the cleaners through the fule systems.

It is not to be used whilst driving at any time.

There may be other uses for it however these are what I have used/seen it for.Regards
ExplorOz Team - David
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Follow Up By: glenno - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 12:46

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 12:46
thankyou david . your reply will not be without reward .
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce (San Diego) - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 13:08

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 13:08
Actually we had a use for the hand thottle on our tojo when we used it for crop spraying to maintain a constant speed.

I should not however be used as "cruise control" on the road.

Bruce
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Follow Up By: Moose - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 14:49

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 14:49
David - not just on diesel vehicles. My petrol 80 has one. Can be used for driving slowly over rough/rocky ground. Wouldn't recommend as a quasi cruise control - too dangerous for that (and too slow on the highway).
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 16:15

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 16:15
Also for use with a heat exchanger type hot shower.Regards Bob
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Reply By: Troopie - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 12:30

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 12:30
I twist it up a bit when running the ARB compressor to pump up tyres - seems to give the compressor a bit more oompf!!!

I have never done this - I don't think it's wise - but I know of people who have used it to set the engine revs in very rought country when it's hard to hold your foot still and not cause throttle surge.... I have never found such a technique nesessary.

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Reply By: goingplatinumcomau - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 12:46

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 12:46
If you are stuck in the bush Bogged ............... you can in effect keep the wheels turning and get out drivers door and push might just get you out ..........Bear in mind you have to be quick at getting back into the vehicle.

I have used this myself and that extra push got me out.

Shane
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Follow Up By: Member- Rox - Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 01:40

Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 01:40
Me too in sand to see whats happening. + extra push.1991 80Series Std Diesel
2003 Down Under Camper
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Reply By: Penguin - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 12:50

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 12:50
I've also found it useful to increase the revs when using the Twine shower. It seems that there isn't quite enough output from the water pump at idle to generate decent heat.
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Reply By: Brett - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 13:52

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 13:52
It is used for travelling roads in the N.T and Kimberly at 85km/hr.

Also for increasing the revs in Low range for bumpy creek crossings...takes out the surges due to bouncing right foot.
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Reply By: equinox - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 13:53

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 13:53
I use it to keep a constant low speed, without touching the accelerator. Driving over black soil plains for instance. It's so bumpy that your foot keeps changing the pressure on the pedal. With the hand throttle its a smooth constant speed, still bumby though!!

Equinox
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Reply By: Roachie - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 14:43

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 14:43
Used mine recently when doing some rubbish cleanup on one of the beaches at Innes NP on southern tip of Yorke Peninsula (SA). Just put the Patrol in low range 1st gear with hand throttle set at about 1000rpm and walked along beside the truck/trailer picking up rubbish (ans keeping an eye on it to make sure it didn't wander off into the briny).
Cheers,
Roachie
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Reply By: Davoe - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 14:48

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 14:48
If you dont know what it is for I suggest you do a 4 wheel drive course because it is invaluable in a number of off road situations (Hill starts, rough terrain driving etc) The instructor should go through these uses
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - David - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 16:22

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 16:22
Interesting comment - In our previous club & private driver training courses it was drummed in that the hand throttle should never be used in any driving situtation.

I personally think that engaging a manual throttle on a moving vehicle is very dangerous regardless of the situtation. This was confirmed in our training and courses.

I am now curious if this is actually taught by professional driving instructors. I will ask some and get back to this thread.Regards
ExplorOz Team - David
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Follow Up By: Davoe - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 18:01

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 18:01
Would be interested if it was not recommended I was shown how to use it when stalling on steep assents (brake when stalled wind up hand throttle release clutch and release brake) and for travelling over v rough terrain as mentioned elsewhere. This was from an instructer hired by the mining company.
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 18:20

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 18:20
David EO,

Because the trend these days to not put a hand throttle on new vehicles we do not train drivers in the use of them. We do explain that if one is fitted what it can be used for. The applications mentoin above are all correct, execpt that on a rough road the hand throttle could be used to up the idle. That way that the drivers foot was not bouncing up and down making the vehicle learch. When moving the hand throttle should only be used in low range. The maximum revs I can get is about 1800 rpm.
Hill starts can be smoth using a hand throttle. With 1200rpm held by the hand throttle, slowly engaging the clutch until it starts to grip, then start to ease of the foot brake. Both clutch and brake peddles can then be released together,and the vehicle would be driving up the hill. The hand throttle can now be disengaged. This methiod eliminate the need to drop the clutch and get of the brake quickley and jump on yhe accelerator. A hand brake will not always hold. 80 series cruisers a good example

WayneAlways Out'N About
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Reply By: ChrisB - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 16:51

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 16:51
My first 4WD was a petrol FJ40 Cruiser and they had them. I was always lead to believe they were to stop the engine stalling when climbing a bumpy hill or rocky creek crossing when your foot was bounced off the pedal. However I never used it as a manual version of cruise control at speed.

These days suspension is so much better that they are no longer required, at least in my 100 series (when compared to the old 40) anyway.

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Reply By: Crackles - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 17:52

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 17:52
Glenno, the hand throttle is often used in conjunction with the PTO to adjust the speed on a winch for example. Most modern 4x4s don't have PTO facility so have done away with the hand throttle all together. It's a throw back to the days when 4x4s were used for work not play. Craig...........
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Follow Up By: glenno - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 19:49

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 19:49
thanks crackles .
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