Freightliner FL70 vs Int 4700

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by 21eagle, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. 21eagle

    21eagle LawnSite Member
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    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?
  2. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
  3. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,724

    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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  4. 21eagle

    21eagle LawnSite Member
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    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?
  5. 21eagle

    21eagle LawnSite Member
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    My brother is a teacher in Claremont NH. How far is that from you?
  6. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
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    About an hour and a half north west of me. Im in Londonderry.
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
  8. 21eagle

    21eagle LawnSite Member
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    Lmfao I like that
  9. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 544

    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.
  10. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    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.

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