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Dt 466 Mpg

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Marek, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,388

    looking at a new International with a dt 466 does anyone know a ball park of what to expect mpg wise?
  2. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    i have a part time job as a tow truck driver and we have 5 internationals sll the dt 466
    1 2003 manual
    1 2005 auto
    1 2005 manual
    1 2006 auto
    loaded the manuals are getting about 9-11mpg it actually has a setting on the tacometer for knowing this and the autos are getting just a tad less thatn that and its more loaded but i havent looked at it for a while but next time i work which is 3-11 on friday ill let you know
  3. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,154

    DBL: On a side note, do you need a CDL to drive that size of a tow truck. I have been thinking about doind some part time towing and most companies around here run trucks about that size. I need to know if I should expect to get a CDL (which I might just do anyway). Thanks!
  4. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    If the truck is rated over 29k lbs gvw, or has air brakes, you need a cdl.

    Technically, if you got one that didn't have air brakes, and had it derated to 25 k lbs you could drive it without a cdl, but don't get stopped by the DOT over weight or your be real sorry.
  5. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 859

    Actually it's 26001 lbs and heavier to require a CDL.
  6. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    I would just get a CDL and not worry about it.
  7. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,497

    i've got a class A.........they're easy to get, if you fail then well, you prob shouldn't be driving anyway
  8. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,154

    Yeah I know about the 26,001 and the air brakes, but would some compainies make you have a CDL to drive a truck that say is 20,000 GVW? Is that legal to make someone get a CDL if it is underwieght? I will probably get one anyway as soon as I get a second.
  9. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    no you dont need a cdl or not ive been doing this for about 1.5 years and all i needed to get was a medical card and airbrakes endorcement
  10. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    but back to the mpg all weekend ive been driving the new 06 auto and loaded i was only getting about 5 or 6 mpg i dont know if the meter is right or not but thats what i was getting

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