Freightliner FL70 vs Int 4700

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

  1. 21eagle

    21eagle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    Not afraid of an older truck as long as its clean. What motor was in early 90's? Any motors/trannys to stay away from? Found a great deal on a early 90's freightliner FL 70 has 160k miles pretty clean under 10,000$. Good/bad problem is I need a truck within 2 weeks have a job lined up will pay for 1/2 the truck.
  2. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    I would get an international with a DT466 and a 6+ tranny. I have driven a 4900 and 4400 that had that combo and were 33k gross. The 466 is a bulletproof motor and the 6+ is a pretty easy tranny. I have never towed with that setup so I cant really comment on that.
  3. 21eagle

    21eagle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    What about a S1900 international with a dt466?
  4. Danny Boy

    Danny Boy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    I have a 95 4900 with the 466, just over a year of ownership now and it has been great.. Wont get anywhere too fast but you will always get there.
    I just delivered two machines on it tonight (u15 kubota, takeuchi tl230 with two attachments on a 6400 pound eager beaver trailer PLUS 7.5 tons of clear crush in the bow with no issues, sure could feel the weight though:)

    And heres the kicker, I moved 1 1/2 years ago to Gravel rats neighbourhood and he said it cannot be done:rolleyes:
  5. 21eagle

    21eagle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    How about. 1998 single axle international with a M11 330hp has 500k miles on it asking 11,000$?
  6. Looking Good Lawn Service

    Looking Good Lawn Service LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    i would stay away from the 6plus 1 trans, garbage, prone to shaking and rattling and then going out of gear, then its toast....go for the fuller 6spd, its as bullet proof as you can get for a small transmission
  7. 21eagle

    21eagle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    What tranny would be in a 1998 FL 70 5.9 cummins 5 speed???
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  8. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Go for an 8 speed. Bulletproof in my opinion.
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  9. SP Landscaping

    SP Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    I have a 99 fl70 5.9 with the 6 speed fuller. I wish it was geared lower...can't take off on a hill with a full load. I would definetly look for a 8LL.
    Mine was a box truck the guy converted into a dump. Brand new 14 ft beau rock box, air gate electric tarp and a 20,000lb drop axel. The guy did all the work than the buyer backed out so he put a lean on it and after he got the title in his name he sold it to me for what he had into it....$20,000

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