2014 pete 337

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by mrsops, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ending up getting a 2015 337 with a 14' contractors dump body. Truck should be done by next month.
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  2. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    What gvw did you go with on the new Pete? And what was the main reason you decided to go with pete over like Freightliner or International?
     
  3. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    26,000 gvw.. For the one the looks of the pete are a lot nicer.. I had an internatinal so i def wanted to switch it up on that end. I priced a freightliner it wasnt that much cheaper then the peterbilt.
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  4. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is there anywhere you could shave 700 #s off that truck ? For my 299d and head I would need 14 k capacity . That way I could put a regular driver in it and be under 26k
     
  5. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    Take the wheel lift off and the tool boxes.. Only fill the fuel tank up half way :laugh:..
     
  6. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I could work with that !
     
  7. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    Did some checking today and sounds like there are heavier beds more suited for equipment. How careful do you have to be with the bed when loading equipment? Do you have to raise the bed a lot to pick off attachments after loading stuff?

    I like these trucks but am surprised how spendy they are.
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  8. treemover

    treemover LawnSite Senior Member
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    Why not look into a hook lift? Will do the same thing plus double as a dump truck. I wish I would have done this years ago
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  9. stuvecorp

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    Yeah, the hook probably would do all the things I'd like but have not checked too much in to them. I've always thought they were spendy and have not seen too many set up right. Probably the last one I really liked was that pink Pete hook from a couple years ago here.
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  10. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    When i had my internatinal i had a deck rating of 14,000 from what i was told that is the highest you can get before going into the cdl which i want to avoid all together with the pete. Stueve put the body down drive your machine off pick bed up grab your attachments from the side..
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