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Opinions-What do you think of this truck?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by srl28, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    I would think thats a good idea to get an exhaust brake on that truck, good thought. Other truck I looked at was a freightliner with airbrakes, 5-7yrd body, 2009 with 13k on it and $49,999. Little high for me I think
  2. icex

    icex LawnSite Senior Member
    from WV
    Messages: 389

    No, not realy a bad price. Freightliners are damn good trucks. Dads kenworth has had 2 starters, several oil leaks, watercooler, 2 main power wires break, etc. Freightliner keeps on trucking baby :weightlifter:

    What kind of freightliner was it? Coronado, fl-xx? Other?

    BTW, what motor in the freightliner? Mine is a 2002 with a cat 3126 but cat stopped making on road engines after 2008-2009.
  3. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    The Fl-50 in my avatar/signature there has been great to us. Its a 2000 that I bought in 2002 and now has 135k on it. Been in for a starter, engine pulley and a front strut, so far that is it other than regular maintenance. Easy to work on.

    The other, possibly new to us freightliner is a 2009 M2106 with the ISB 6.7 engine in it. Dealer has it listed at $52,900 but I havent even looked at the truck yet and the salesman said he would do $49,875 on it. Heres a link. It's on the pricey side for us, but its not terrible. Just knowing that we will be using the new truck for mulch, brush, logs, firewood, etc I like the body on the f750 better.

  4. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

  5. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    Looks to be a good deal for that setup. Not super familiar with that company but if you were really interested in it I could go take a look at it for ya maybe. I'd have a shorter ride there than you would from MI lol
  6. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    i have talked to the guy for hours about it, i know its in mint condition. He bought it new and its loaded to the gills. Air ride cab, air ride seat exhaust brake, had a lift axle on it at one time i wish it still had it. I just wish it were a allison auto.

    I think the price needs to come down to about 45 to tell you the truth. Figure that hook and body is worth 15 and the truck is worth 30.
  7. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    Hard to find setup IMO, all the options etc. Thats a semi-hard to find model international too, at least around here.

    Thinking of calling the dealer tomorrow about the f750 I originally posted this thread about. Any other questions I should be asking? Make an offer of...?

    NEUSWEDE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,150

    In my opinion I would shy away from trucks bigger than a f550 that dont have manual tranny the gears will help hauling and pulling. I will say for the money for that truck you could find a better motor I have never heard good things about the cummins in the 650 and 750s.

    I disagree on the F550 and 26K truck as I own both and will say it is completly different worlds. I have a 14' roll off on my 650 would never do that on a f550 and just because cdl is 26K doesn't mean you fine if the f550 is under that. With owning a truck you know how much of what material you can load and haul legally it is like that with any truck even tri axels thats what you don't see them rounded over every where they go.

    Also on the cdl 4seasons I am pretty sure you need a Class A for any trailer over 9900 so your 7ton and 8 ton you can't pull without a class a correct? I know thats how it is here in maine and we have very laid back policies, hence everyone registers their trailers here.
  9. SP Landscaping

    SP Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    NEUSWEDE yes same here in new york. i need a class a restricted for my fl70 with a trailer or a regular class a. the class a restricted is truck and trailer not tractor trailer
  10. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,614

    yeah, because you should be towing my trailers with a 4500. Im towing with a 2500 so Im just under 26'000. The truck is just way over its own tow limit. Still under cdl though. You can tow any trailer you want as long as your combined weight is under.

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