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Old 09-08-2010, 05:06 PM
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small pic but i like the set up. I would be interested in a 4x4 fuso for the next truck.
I think you will change your mind real fast when you see how much payload you loose to the split (4+4) front axle!
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:17 PM
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I know a guy with a 4x4 Mits cabover the truck is high off the ground with a dump deck the floor of the deck is chest height too d*mn high to lift anything on by hand. The truck is also rough riding you have a heavy front axle right under your azz.

If you want a cabover buy a 2wd your not going offroading with it you want the payload capacity and the turning radius.
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:08 PM
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I know a guy with a 4x4 Mits cabover the truck is high off the ground with a dump deck the floor of the deck is chest height too d*mn high to lift anything on by hand. The truck is also rough riding you have a heavy front axle right under your azz.

If you want a cabover buy a 2wd your not going offroading with it you want the payload capacity and the turning radius.
Agreed! Don't think that you cant pull anything with a cabover, as i already said, i pull my machine with my npr often and i know people that pull maintenance trailers with them every day. If i was hauling heavy equipment 5 & 6 days per week, a cabover would not be my first choice. For everything else, they are very versatile and reliable, good on fuel, easy to service,great visibility & turning radius etc. How often do you see them being towed?
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:39 PM
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I went from an 89 Ford SD(14500GVW) to a 1999 Isuzu NQR (16500GVW) last Oct. and very happy. I tow an 18' enclosed and use the truck lane on long hills. I realize the grades are not as steep as some of your locations but it works fine for my application. The old Ford had more snot but drank the gas. I know the diesels in Detroit trucks have more power but there was nothing to be found that I could put my stakebody on and afford the price. Matt
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optimus prime might disagree.
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I know my 6 spd, 6 cylinder, turbocharged FRR would side with Optimus......
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