New truck is finally on the road.

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by excav8ter, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. excav8ter

    excav8ter LawnSite Member
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    20180411_094126-800x600.jpg 20180408_144811-800x600.jpg The company I work for now decided to get rid of an older truck, and replace it with something newer and a bit nicer for me to drive. We found this one in late December, and just got it on the road on April 9th, partly because we didn't want to run it in bad weather yet. I am beyond happy to be the lucky one to drive this one. I won't be the only driver, but I will probably have it 90% of the time.

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  2. Cjames808

    Cjames808 LawnSite Member
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    Niiccce!
     
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  3. zraffz

    zraffz LawnSite Senior Member
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    Reminds me when we got twin Freightliner 114SD single axles. One truck replaced the old 1995 Ford L8000 I regularly drove. Talk about nerve racking being 24 and driving a brand new $146,000 truck in an ice storm!
     
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  4. excav8ter

    excav8ter LawnSite Member
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    I can sympathize with that feeling. I've been driving for a long time now, and still get a bit edgy on bad roads. Now, with this new beauty for me to drive, I may be even more edgy for a bit. I was happy to see that it took so long to get it finished up. I got back from spring break with the family, and it was ready to go. There's a few small things to do yet, but our mechanic starts at 3:30am, so he can do most of them before we start in the morning.

    *I should note that it is not brand new, but it is new to our company. It is a 2014.
     
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  5. zraffz

    zraffz LawnSite Senior Member
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    So what's it have in it for a motor/trans?

    I find out tomorrow if the budget has been approved to go out to bid on a new roll off... I'm hopefully looking at another Freightliner 114SD tandem, 70k GVWR, Detroit DD13 turned up to 470 horse and an 8LL. It would replace a 1995 Autocar with a 3406B (I think 360? Horse) and 13 speed.
     
  6. excav8ter

    excav8ter LawnSite Member
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    It's a 2014 T800, with a Cummins ISX @ 485hp. 8LL transmission, 4 bag Hendrickson suspension. Cab is on air-ride too. She rides great empty, and amazing with a load on. VERY stable when dumping. The PTO switch is in the dashboard, and automatically lets the air out of the suspension when engaged.
     
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