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21eagle
09-26-2012, 07:26 PM
Freightliner FL 70 with a 5.9 Cummings or an international 4700 466. Pros and cons of both? Also freightliner has a 5 speed with a single speed rear? What tranny would it be?

TomG
09-26-2012, 07:36 PM
Freightliner FL 70 with a 5.9 Cummings or an international 4700 466. Pros and cons of both? Also freightliner has a 5 speed with a single speed rear? What tranny would it be?

I have a 1996 4700 with the 466. Great truck, literally no problems. Replaced the clutch this year and thats it. Not sure what year trucks your looking at.

AEL
09-26-2012, 07:42 PM
Dt466 are bullet proof motors . I have an old tandem axle dump just used for on site hauling, and you can't kill the thing. Truck has a 8 speed as well.
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21eagle
09-26-2012, 07:53 PM
Looking at mid to late 90's. Thank you for the replies. Trying to keep it under 15,000$ closer to 10,000$ would be nice. Possible?

21eagle
09-26-2012, 07:54 PM
My brother is a teacher in Claremont NH. How far is that from you?

TomG
09-26-2012, 08:05 PM
My brother is a teacher in Claremont NH. How far is that from you?

About an hour and a half north west of me. Im in Londonderry.

Mark Oomkes
09-26-2012, 08:32 PM
This is second hand, but I would go with the IH.

I heard a joke the other day about Freightshakers:

You know the difference between a Freightliner and a Jehovah's Witness?

You can close the door on a JW.

PS Contrary to popular opinion, there is no "g" in Cummins.

21eagle
09-26-2012, 08:38 PM
Lmfao I like that

Cornell
09-26-2012, 11:43 PM
I'd go with the IH with the 466.

We have a 4400 with the 466 and it's been awesome. It does need to be turned up though.

AWJ Services
09-27-2012, 08:37 AM
If you do not mind a little older truck The early 90's Internationals where a non electronic engine. They are easy to turn up the power and most anyone can work on them.

21eagle
09-27-2012, 10:53 AM
Not afraid of an older truck as long as its clean. What motor was in early 90's? Any motors/trannys to stay away from? Found a great deal on a early 90's freightliner FL 70 has 160k miles pretty clean under 10,000$. Good/bad problem is I need a truck within 2 weeks have a job lined up will pay for 1/2 the truck.

metro36
09-27-2012, 07:29 PM
I would get an international with a DT466 and a 6+ tranny. I have driven a 4900 and 4400 that had that combo and were 33k gross. The 466 is a bulletproof motor and the 6+ is a pretty easy tranny. I have never towed with that setup so I cant really comment on that.

21eagle
09-27-2012, 09:03 PM
What about a S1900 international with a dt466?

Danny Boy
09-27-2012, 10:44 PM
I have a 95 4900 with the 466, just over a year of ownership now and it has been great.. Wont get anywhere too fast but you will always get there.
I just delivered two machines on it tonight (u15 kubota, takeuchi tl230 with two attachments on a 6400 pound eager beaver trailer PLUS 7.5 tons of clear crush in the bow with no issues, sure could feel the weight though:)

And heres the kicker, I moved 1 1/2 years ago to Gravel rats neighbourhood and he said it cannot be done:rolleyes:

21eagle
09-28-2012, 04:20 PM
How about. 1998 single axle international with a M11 330hp has 500k miles on it asking 11,000$?

Looking Good Lawn Service
09-29-2012, 11:02 AM
i would stay away from the 6plus 1 trans, garbage, prone to shaking and rattling and then going out of gear, then its toast....go for the fuller 6spd, its as bullet proof as you can get for a small transmission

21eagle
09-29-2012, 01:18 PM
What tranny would be in a 1998 FL 70 5.9 cummins 5 speed???
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AEL
09-29-2012, 01:31 PM
Go for an 8 speed. Bulletproof in my opinion.
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SP Landscaping
09-29-2012, 07:40 PM
What tranny would be in a 1998 FL 70 5.9 cummins 5 speed???
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I have a 99 fl70 5.9 with the 6 speed fuller. I wish it was geared lower...can't take off on a hill with a full load. I would definetly look for a 8LL.
Mine was a box truck the guy converted into a dump. Brand new 14 ft beau rock box, air gate electric tarp and a 20,000lb drop axel. The guy did all the work than the buyer backed out so he put a lean on it and after he got the title in his name he sold it to me for what he had into it....$20,000