Post by loghauler70 on Jan 9, 2010 16:59:59 GMT -5
My favorite truck was a 94 KW W900B black with flames N14 Cummins 18 speed with Eaton Double lockers and a Whit Log trailer I wish I was still driving it but my boss sold it so I quit now I driving a 378 Pete.
Post by crackerboxkid on Dec 10, 2010 6:29:12 GMT -5
When I first began driving ('78) I hauled produce, and it was a "slip seat" operation. Most of the time I hopped between CO4070's and Astro's. However, there was one KW conventional in the fleet. It was a former O.O's tractor, and had all the bells 'n whistles. It was powered by a 380 Cummins (pretty big power in those days) and a 13 speed. The senior driver had that truck permanently assigned to him, but one summer he decided to take a vacation, and I got the nod to drive it for a week. 'Thought I'd died and gone to heaven... That was the kind of truck I had dreamed of driving as a kid, and I finally got the chance to make that dream come true...
Post by 262emeryville on Dec 26, 2010 14:16:33 GMT -5
the worst truck i ever drove was a '66 transstar c/o 4000 with a 238 detroit 15 spd. low hole with 4.33 gears-what a boring truck to drive, no power, too many gears and too slow. Thats what happens when you're the youngest brother i guess!! later, matt.
For "cool" I would say the '89 Superliner I drove when I worked for J&F trucking back in 96/97. 350 Mack/15 speed:
Fast forward to last fall, after 13 years away from the "big trucks" my work bought a tractor/trailer rig for deliveries, we do some structural steel fab/install and had a good sized job in northern Ontario, hauling our own product made sense both economically and from a scheduling/logistics perspective. Fair amount of looking before we finally ended up with.......another white Mack! 2002 Vision, 460 Mack/13 speed and I'm very happy when I get to drive it!
Started driving in 1968, gas powered straight trucks and mixers.
#1 favorite was a 1975 White Road Boss single drive with a 238hp 6-71 Detroit Diesel with a 10 spd roadranger. Hauled bales of corrugated boxes grossing not more than 50k, and just loved making that sound of the Detroit bumblebee symphony, stroking thru that 10 speed over hill and dale thru out New England. That short wheelbase tractor was very nimble getting the 45 ft. trailers in and out of small congested New England towns and industrial areas.
#2 favorite was a 1985 Peterbilt 359 day cab with a 425 (4 and a quarter) Cat with a 15 spd. in sand and gravel service. That truck had just a fantastically nice ride and handling, and was weight balanced just right to where I could get on and off job sites where no other truck in the fleet could.
Nowadays I'm driving a 10 yr old Pete 379 day cab with a 525 Cat and 10 spd with 890K miles on it hauling rock and landscape material at a permitted 92K gross in an aluminum frameless end dump from quarries thru out the Rocky Mtns into the metro Denver/Pueblo Colorado area.
Sorry to see Cat has exited the truck diesel market - their C-15 is the best pulling engine out there. We've had several new Paccar and Cummins powered large block engined trucks come into the fleet, and they don't hold a candle to the C-15.
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Freightliner FLD 120 condo and a '99 Volvo. Both trucks were ungoverned . The FLD 120 had a 13 speed Eaton Fuller transmission and a series 60 Detroit engine and the Volvo had a 500 Cummins engine coupled to a 13 speed Eaton Fuller transmission. Wish I was driving either one now instead of this Freightliner Colombia I'm driving now, 10 speed with a Mercedez engine that can't pull it's self out of a wet paper bag with a full load on it, plus it's governed to 63 on the foot and cruise.
I very much loved the MAN F 2000 and an older F 9 with Eaton Twin Splitter (best Tranny, I ever operated!) . Also the DAF XF 85.480. I have no pictures from those trucks but will show you similar ones:
MAN F 9:
MAN F 2000:
My current Scania R 470:
Sorry, no pic of the DAF
Whilst a vacation in WI in '96 it was a pleasure, to drive some different US- Trucks like the Ford LTL 9000, a WS 49, an Inter 59 and a Mack RW 700 (or 713?)