Looking at new quad setup - Dumptruck

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Cornell, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
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    Our Ford L9000 Dump is getting to the point where the yearly repair/maintenance costs are really getting up there so I am looking for a possible replacement.

    I found these 3 trucks and am wondering why they are still around.... bad economy? Or the fact that the have the smaller sized engines instead of the usual C13 Cat or similar Cummins?




    I really like these trucks and the fact that they are "new" I priced out a similar 2012 and wow is all I can say.

    Is the smaller motor something to be concerned with and possibly why they have been sitting for 4 years?

    We have a Triple axle T50 trailer that we move our case CX160 and Doosan DX180LC around on.... is it going to struggle pulling these 40k pound machines around?

    I really hate having underpowered equipment.

    Just looking for some insight.
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    C9 cat is way to small. It needs a C13 but a C15 if you like a little extra. I cant believe a dealership even took these on.
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  3. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 544

    That's what I was thinking.

    Seems like they are stuck with them now.
  4. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a 370hp ISM in my truck, and I pull around 43K lbs. everyday with the combined low boy and equipment weight. We don't have a lot of hills, but it does just fine, and that motor is good on fuel. Having said that, I'm a hp junkie so I would love to have an ISX, but I needed a truck in a pinch and this was one that I could afford so I jumped on it.
  5. toomuchtime

    toomuchtime LawnSite Senior Member
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    Motor is way to small for those trucks. ISM is a good motor for a tandem axle truck but not for a quad. I have two tandem axle dumps one with a big cam 400 the other is c13 425 both with 13spds I would look for this combo as minimum. For a dirt truck I would not want anything else but a 13 speed.
  6. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 544

    Guess I am going to keep looking then haha
  7. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have a 460 hp Mack with an 18 speed and pulling a triaxle with my 160 excavator at 6000 + feet and I would not want any less of a truck. You dont have the alt. issues we have here but I would get more hp as well. A smaller displacement engine is only efficient with lighter loads, when you start running them at max capacity the fuel use often surpasses a larger displacement engine with the same load.
  8. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    all those trucks are at my local Cooper KW dealer lol.
  9. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 544

    I know!

    I love your KW and they are so pretty lol. I'm just pissed they have those small ass motors.
  10. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,214

    Saw some older KW quad's on Craigslist over the winter that I liked but nothing good now. There is some nice 06 Mack Granite's floating around that are my Quad of the Month.

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