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Dirt Digger2
08-04-2007, 07:44 AM
just got delivered last night, i met the guy at the shop and was the first one to drive it...haha...what a beautiful truck for a sh*tty job.

Dirt Digger2
08-04-2007, 07:45 AM
pre-emmission '07

Dirt Digger2
08-04-2007, 07:46 AM
fully loaded

dozerman21
08-04-2007, 09:17 AM
I bet you can't wait to fill 'er up!:) Looks good! What engine is in it?

Gravel Rat
08-04-2007, 02:19 PM
Pretty expensive chassis for a vacuum truck :laugh:

Around here the honey wagons are old GMC generals with screaming detroit power. Not enough money in poo tank sucking to warrant a new truck.

Looks good now won't smell good thou :clapping:

grandview (2006)
08-04-2007, 02:37 PM
How about a picture in 6 months!:cry:

Classified
08-04-2007, 04:12 PM
make sure to call Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs when its time to clean that tank out!

zim bob the landscaper
08-04-2007, 05:01 PM
I bet you can't wait to fill 'er up!:) Looks good! What engine is in it?

probably a CAT most petes have the CATs in them. i like the older models 10 times better though. is it automatic or standard? im guess automatic. ,my dads boss is thinking about getting my dad a pete to replace the mack they have. but also looking into mack. my dad just says i dont want the mack transmission. u have no power and can not shift with the engine brake so you have to use the clutch. BTW that truck looks really sharp. what transmission does it have?

DBL
08-04-2007, 05:47 PM
man you guys got your hands in everything dont you....thats a sweet truck though

tthomass
08-04-2007, 08:00 PM
man you guys got your hands in everything dont you....thats a sweet truck though

hope not haha

razor1
08-04-2007, 11:44 PM
Nice honeydipper :D

mcwlandscaping
08-04-2007, 11:46 PM
make sure to call Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs when its time to clean that tank out!
LOL, the guy on that show had a really nice truck for his company too.....two of them if i recall correctly showing up at the city school to pump the grease tanks out.

RedMax Man
08-05-2007, 06:23 PM
You could almost mistake that for a fire truck tanker. Its a really nice truck for a really dirty job.

Gravel Rat
08-05-2007, 07:24 PM
Thats what I thought what the truck was when I first looked then you seen the poo sucking pump.

You should put on the the side of the tank "Rothschild Sewage and Septic Sucking Services (The Red Green Show) the Canadian members will know what I'am talking about :laugh:

One of the contractors had a pump truck it was a old General with 6/71 power when the truck was fully loaded the old truck barely climbed the goat trail driveways. Climbing a 14% grade you just hope'd the back door on the tank didn't let go.

I know the septic pump guys I asked the one guy do you notice the smell anymore and he said no. He used to drive garbage truck and said rotting garbage smelled worse I can testify that as I worked at a landfill.

I think the worst part is lifting the lid off the tank and the scum crust looks bad. Take the stick and see how thick the crust is then bust it up. Start sucking :laugh:

One of the guys I know said the worst part is dropping your cellphone into the tank. He went through a few of them they accidently drop in and gone for good.

Another guy I know doesn't drive pump truck anymore but he fell into the pit where the sewage is dumped YUCK :eek:

The first one ever to fall into the pit so new safety chains were made to prevent it from happening again.

gammon landscaping
08-06-2007, 10:46 PM
i bet he only did it once haha

SiteSolutions
08-07-2007, 12:52 AM
...he fell into the pit where the sewage is dumped YUCK :eek:


So how is the dysentery, clamidia, and hepatitis clearing up? I think I would have died from being so disgusted. I can not bring myself to actually picture what it would be like. He must have soaked in bleach for two days and been on penicillin shots for a month.
YUCK!;)

Gravel Rat
08-07-2007, 01:47 AM
Its been 10 years since the little poo swim happened. I know the guy he seems to be okay.

I know there has been people that have fallen into septic tanks. Quite a few of the old timer cabins in the area have wood septic tanks. The wood lid rots you walk on it down you go waist deep in crap.

DBL
08-07-2007, 05:45 PM
i just saw today j. gallagher has the same truck blue with black fenders and it looks really new and i cant remember but doesnt mcgovern have one or two of them too

Budget
08-08-2007, 08:15 AM
Yes i see them around all the time in my area. I think they are out of Kennett Square.

Budget
08-08-2007, 08:16 AM
Oh yeah Nice truck.

Dirt Digger2
08-08-2007, 01:02 PM
just got back from vacation...yea its got a CAT, shes a 4000 gallon. Getting lettered up this week, we still have to put hoses on it, get the health dept. to look at it and get tags put on it. Hopefully she will be running the roads next week. We have a L8000 ford with a 2300gallon tank on it and we're just getting too busy for it to keep up.
and Tom, Gallagher is right down the road from our shop...hes got a Pete, Sterling single, and a Mack tri-axle hauler...he doesnt have a shop though so when he needs to work on his trucks he comes to our shop...hes good friends with my boss

Dirt Digger2
08-08-2007, 01:03 PM
McGovern has too many trucks...yea i'm sure they have a bunch of new Petes but they are a huge company

DBL
08-08-2007, 03:16 PM
vacation...you mean you werent out working in the heat

Grn Mtn
08-08-2007, 09:44 PM
curious, not sure if you know the answer but I have notice a lot of big rigs switching to single fat tires in the rear instead of the duals, was this an option? it seems like it would keep some maintenance down. anyways, nice rig.

Gravel Rat
08-09-2007, 12:57 AM
Supersingle drives isn't that great especially for a vocational truck. You figure each supersingle drive tire costs 1000 dollars they last 6 month at the most. You get in a jobsite back over a sharp rock take out a tire now your stuck the truck can't go anywhere and your out 1000 dollars.

The supersingle drives are good for highway tractors that see nothing but pavement and are worried about weight.

02DURAMAX
08-09-2007, 03:30 AM
Very nice truck!!!!!!!

snoope
08-09-2007, 10:42 PM
Nice " honey wagon".........Somebody will enjoy a day or 2 in that.........

Little "Cat" .C-11 or the C-13..????

And with "super singles" .the local concrete guys swear by them.........If you try telling me they do not see "Rough" ground:rolleyes: :rolleyes: ....

How you maintain your tires ( including caps) will get you more miles......We run in Ledge 50% of the time and the "Shop" can almost predict which units will eat tires( bad habits ),,,,,,,

Back on track ......ENJOY THAT PETERCAR :cool2: :cool2: :cool2:

Snoope back quiet

DBL
08-10-2007, 12:12 AM
must be the shitter truck because i saw gray brothers has one too

Gravel Rat
08-10-2007, 12:45 AM
The one ready mix company that has been in business in the area since 1960 would never run Supersingle drive tires. We don't use them for drives on gravel trucks either. Like I said at 1000 dollars each you ruin one thats a good chunk of change compared to 400 for a 11R22.5 drive.

Rough ground for readmix trucks is where they are dragged back out of the construction sites with another loaded cement truck with a 100 foot length of cable. Some of the driveways are so steep that a loaded cement truck can't climb without spinning wheels. Three sizes of ready mix truck a tandem axle 58,000lbs 8 yard Tridrive 73,000lbs 11 yards and Tandem tandem 93,000lbs 14 yards. The new tridrive trucks will go through axle deep mud with all three drive axles locked.

I was looking at Pete spec's last night they only show the ISC as engine choice for that model Pete. So I hope the truck doesn't have C-7 power if it does boy thats going to be a gutless truck fully loaded.

The C-13 is a decent engine put some straight pipes on it the JAKE has a decent bark to it :laugh:

Dirt Digger2
08-10-2007, 08:43 PM
supersingles are more for over the road drivers. They provide a smoother ride and a lot better fuel economy but as mentioned they cost a lot. As far as this truck goes i have no idea why we have float tires on the front, just one more thing to tear up driveways i guess, but they sure do look good.

Gravel Rat
08-11-2007, 12:38 AM
You will like the super single steers over regular steer tires especially when your driving on somebodies lawn etc. Also with that truck loaded up with brown stew it would be pushing the limits of regular steers.

Take some pictures when the truck is lettered up. Better get the chrome book that has all the chrome parts for Petes.

DBL
08-11-2007, 04:56 PM
i want to see all kristmans trucks i keep seeing ones ive never seen before and i know theres more

snoope
08-11-2007, 08:05 PM
The state north of me insist on "Floats" for steer axle construction trucks to meet weight requirements.......

The "Mixers" are now running "Floats" exclusively..all wheel drive Macks and Oshkosh's and the newest trend is the "Bulk " trailers ,Petroleum and Concrete tankers are using these to shave that weight on their tri-axles...

We run 12/24.5 rubber on all axles to "Catch' the legal GVW and over weights.....Last thing you ever want to do is "UNDER SPEC" a construction vehicle,,,Down time and fines far out weigh "Smart Spec's":dancing: :clapping: :clapping:


Snoope back quiet

Dirt Digger2
08-11-2007, 08:30 PM
tom what have you seen so far?....im sure i've been driving some, as a matter of fact i passed you the other day on 322 in our blue and white little pump truck, still havent got that tailgate fixed huh?...haha

DBL
08-12-2007, 08:46 AM
tom what have you seen so far?....im sure i've been driving some, as a matter of fact i passed you the other day on 322 in our blue and white little pump truck, still havent got that tailgate fixed huh?...haha

yeah havent quite got there yet and we still havent met up yet but ive seen a ford dump like a L8000 or 9000, the pete with the low boy on it, an int service truck, i think it was a mack tandem axle and it was going down gay st in town and it looked like the bed was going to fall off it, and im pretty sure ive seen a F-550 service truck too...off to drive int tow truck

Dirt Digger2
08-12-2007, 02:04 PM
yea the macks out of commision now...we got a 10 wheeler Pete to replace that, the ford dump is an F800, we also got a few 250's and a 350 dump

DBL
08-12-2007, 06:58 PM
yea the macks out of commision now...we got a 10 wheeler Pete to replace that, the ford dump is an F800, we also got a few 250's and a 350 dump

yeah that mack looked like she was on her last leg when i saw it but im gonna have to be on the look out for some orange and black 250's

Dirt Digger2
08-12-2007, 07:43 PM
yeah that mack looked like she was on her last leg when i saw it but im gonna have to be on the look out for some orange and black 250's

nope all the small trucks are black (2 F250's, 1 F350) the F150 is white...the international is red with black fenders, then the F550, 3 Peterbilts, and the F800 are orange w/black fenders and the small pumptruck is a blue cab with white tank....but the Mack is for sale if anyones interested...no its not on its last leg, but it is an older truck...the cab was new in 1997 and the 15foot dump body was new in 2000

DBL
10-23-2007, 09:27 PM
passed the new pete twice in two days...yesterday out on rt3 heading out of newtown square and today on 30 in downingtown truck still looks nice and clean

lawn king
10-24-2007, 08:56 PM
Beautiful truck, there really is nothing like a pete.

Scag48
10-24-2007, 09:20 PM
Nice Pete!

justmow&trim
10-27-2007, 12:46 PM
in my day job, we have mostly mack ch's with mack motors, but we are replacing them with freightshakers with cat's. trans are lighting 10 sp. nineth and tenth are autoshift. if you pull a long slow grade the tranny will shift forteen or fifteen times, and completely out of the drivers control. nice in the snow....greg.

DUSTYCEDAR
10-27-2007, 01:04 PM
sure is shinny

Denham Lawnboy
10-28-2007, 01:13 PM
Nice poop truck!

Dirt Digger2
11-16-2007, 06:12 PM
well i am back at work over thanksgiving break so they put me in the new truck today...about 150 miles today, 4 pumpouts, and one unloading down in Marcos Hook PA

Dirt Digger2
11-16-2007, 06:14 PM
this driveway sure was no fun to back in off the road or dodge all the trees

Dirt Digger2
11-16-2007, 06:16 PM
the little itty-bitty fuel tank doesn't have a whole lot of range...it was half full when i left in the morning and by this point i was running on fumes:cry:

02DURAMAX
11-16-2007, 06:40 PM
That is a beautiful truck!!

J&R Landscaping
11-17-2007, 09:41 AM
Very nice truck!

Dirt Digger2
04-02-2008, 07:38 PM
How about a picture in 6 months!:cry:

sorry to resurrect the dead here...but heres a picture after 6 months!

edit...whoops, somehow the pictures in the wrong format...i'll have to get another one

stuvecorp
04-03-2008, 12:58 AM
If you got to have a truck why not go in style? Those little Petes are sharp.