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Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by jimmyjack, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    my truck ( the polished body) is on 58 rears , most of the ten wheelers here are spec'd similar... the ten wheelers haul 24ton same with the tri axle, we got one truck good for only 22ton cause of how heavy the body is....
  2. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    Nice ASV you got yourself. That company you are working for now seems to be pretty profitable. Gotta love that yellow iron. That new GMC service truck a few pages back is pretty sweet also. Do they run those v-box salters at the shop in all of those mack's during the winter for municipalities? You think you could get a few more pics of the shop?
  3. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    yea they do pretty good , be in around something 40 years , you know how things go they have there ups and downs but they try and keep things new ,and yes all the one tons 6 wheelers and 10 wheelers get sanders and plows and plow for the state and the pick ups and machines plow all the company contacts around town
  4. nedly05

    nedly05 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 540

    Is that with an overweight permit, or can you just register the truck for what it was designed for right from the start?
  5. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    yea i should have been clearer , yes thats with the over weight permit , trucks are only good for like 50 some thousand with out it , and they so now with the over weight permit and the bigger tires are good for 76000 (only in ri) in ma there registered for 73000 but we do must of our trucking in ri ...all the 10 wheelers have 12.00x24 tires on them ,makes changing tires enjoyable:weightlifter::hammerhead:
  6. wanabe

    wanabe LawnSite Senior Member
    from So. IL
    Messages: 943

    The Mack superliner is sweet! My dad had one years ago, and it seem like they are super rare any more.
  7. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    yea that truck was the pride of the fleet for years , its a 87 ,300hp with a mack 12spd , again a garage trans ( i just hate mack trans) .... its got 800,000 miles on her , used to get a plow on it in the winter , been on its side once in the 90s so ive been told.......still looks good after all these years
  8. nedly05

    nedly05 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 540

    Yeah, my truck is good for 52,000 with no permit (determined by bridge formula) and 64,000 with my permit. The kicker is that I can even load to 60,000 and be legal because they will get me for over on a rear axle. So I rarely gross over 60,000 which is 18 Ton or less. If I get an overweight ticket I lose my permit for a year. You pay for the overweight permit, stay under your gross and they can get you for overweight! Go figure!
  9. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Nedly you would have over weight on the rears because your Mack is short if you had a Granite spec'ed truck like we have out here and run a 16'6" box there is no problems carrying 15 ton legally. There is only one Granite Mack dump in the area they overload the truck putting 17-18 ton into it.

    Truck doesn't have enough power put 15 ton into it the drivers said it is like driving a truck with a 6/71 detroit. Truck is supposed to be rated at 450hp but it is far from it. They also sheered off the suspension bolts from overloading the truck.

    Most dump trucks have a 222 to 234 inch wheelbase some of the older W900 Kenworths are 240 inch.

    A short wheelbase Mack with camelback suspension would be a rough riding SOB.
  10. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack LawnSite Senior Member
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