any input? GR?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by PTSolutions, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
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    what can you guys tell me about this truck, engine, trans etc... guy on plowsite posted it. said it was an ex-county truck and was ordered with biggest motor and trans combo available.

    http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/cto/2173229515.html

    sorry about all these dump truck posts, but you guys know much more than I do about the heavy stuff.
     
  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    The truck is a heavy single axle those model Freightliners are usually tandem axles. The big issue is emmission regulations better check your area what is happening with that. Truck probably has a L-10 Cummins.
     
  3. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would say it its likely an L-10 but being a 91 it could be an M-11. I would find out what engine it is for sure as well as which Allison. If your serious I would spend the $300 bucks and have someone check it out thoroughly. Those Allisons which are a great tranny but not cheap to work on.
     
  4. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
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    I asked the guy for motor, trans and axle specs

    It seems cleveland is lax with regards to emissions on trucks along with cdl req.
    I hear all the stories about over widths for plows, pickups being dot checked etc but we have never had a problem nor have I seen anyone getting pulled over for that stuff

    Now, I will be getting my class a cdl soon so no worries there. As for emissions, if the trucks are 10k+ gvwr they r not req to get e checks so 3 of our 4 light duty trucks r exempt. Not sure on the retrofit regs comng to the area but ill look into it
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  5. Coastal Lawn Maintenance

    Coastal Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    The big problem the whole nation is going to deal with is the emmission regulations on trucks. The owner operator guys I know said it is coming where older trucks will have manadatory particle filters added to them.

    Personally I wouldn't own a truck with a older Allison transmission as they are very expensive to repair or replace.

    I also not a big fan of Freightliner trucks they tend to be a rattle can truck. I can't remember what model number that truck is.

    Personally if I was going to find a single axle plow truck it would be a Ford L-8000 or L-9000. The highways dept has 2 of them here they are L-9000 single axles with L-10 Cummins the drivers like them over the Internationals. The Fords have the power, the cab is comfortable, the visability is good.

    I used to drive L9000 Fords tandem axle dumps the best truck to drive.
     
  7. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
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    its an fl112 model. he says its a 300hp cummins with Allison SHD 4 speed auto, axles are front 14k and rear 20k

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  8. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
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  9. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
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    also, what is a dual gear electronic control pto? and what does it mean for upfitting a plow/salter? lol.
     
  10. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    The pictures are no worky :laugh:

    The rear axle is probably a 23,000lb for a truck that size, that truck is essentially a tandem axle truck with the tandem axles removed and a single axle installed.

    I used to drive Western Star truck just like that a tandem axle spec truck with a single axle, M-11 Cummins power 9 spd. Trucks were nice to drive lots of power you forgot you were driving a single axle truck. Keep in mind single axle dump trucks run out of braking power really quick your going to be using the Jake brake quite abit on dry roads during the summer months.

    Not sure what they mean by dual gear PTO, I'am surprised it isn't live hydraulics running off the front of the engine. Maybe with it being automatic they can run a PTO at highway speeds.
     

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