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abtech, time to retire the PITBIKE?

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Re: abtech, time to retire the PITBIKE?

You couldn't give him a Freightliner.

And then there's this asshole...
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Re: abtech, time to retire the PITBIKE?

Odd...Reg was trying to get out of the business altogether, but this ad makes it sound like he's not.

Wonder if he'll trade for a 6 x 12?

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Re: abtech, time to retire the PITBIKE?

That wouldn't be a step up, believe me . . .
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Re: abtech, time to retire the PITBIKE?

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You couldn't give him a Freightliner.
all the freightliners I've driver (never a big one like this though) have sucked. The suspension and chassis in all of them just flat out sucked.

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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all the freightliners I've driver (never a big one like this though) have sucked. The suspension and chassis in all of them just flat out sucked.
They may have improved in the recent past, but I drove a 2005 Century Class with all the trimmings in May and it still handled like an office building, sucked fuel (3.5 mpg best case with half load pulling a 48' air ride trailer) and was so noisy I couldn't take more than 2 hours in the cab . . .
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They may have improved in the recent past, but I drove a 2005 Century Class with all the trimmings in May and it still handled like an office building, sucked fuel (3.5 mpg best case with half load pulling a 48' air ride trailer) and was so noisy I couldn't take more than 2 hours in the cab . . .
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Drove it back to back with a new Pete 386 and to call them both trucks is a real stretch. The Pete handled 10 times better, had a tighter turning radius (same wheelbase), was much smoother, had more power and got over 6 mpg on the same run. The cab noise was order of magnitude lower than the Crateliner as well. Interestingly, the price difference between the 2 tractors was less than 12K . . .
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Re: abtech, time to retire the PITBIKE?

There's 385 other Pete's

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There's 385 other Pete's
I think so. I owned a 362 (Cabover) and a couple of 379 conventionals. Some of the models are special builds for a limited market (mining tractors etc.).
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+1 for me

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+1 for me
That one flew right over his head!

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Drove it back to back with a new Pete 386 and to call them both trucks is a real stretch. The Pete handled 10 times better, had a tighter turning radius (same wheelbase), was much smoother, had more power and got over 6 mpg on the same run. The cab noise was order of magnitude lower than the Crateliner as well. Interestingly, the price difference between the 2 tractors was less than 12K . . .
Everybody knows a Pete is a better made tractor but since I've been a company driver all these years I rarely get a chance to drive them. I've pretty much gotten used to road and engine noises, just turn up the stereo and they almost disapear, lol. The Freightshaker Century class did turn out to have a whole lot of problems from what I've heard but the Clasic XL is a pretty decent tractor http://www.truckpaper.com/listings/f...D4931702B00254
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Everybody knows a Pete is a better made tractor but since I've been a company driver all these years I rarely get a chance to drive them. I've pretty much gotten used to road and engine noises, just turn up the stereo and they almost disapear, lol. The Freightshaker Century class did turn out to have a whole lot of problems from what I've heard but the Clasic XL is a pretty decent tractor http://www.truckpaper.com/listings/f...D4931702B00254
You know it and I know it (and everyone who has driven a Pete or KW knows it), but the word I keep hearing is how Freightliner has turned around and makes "better" tractors than the PACCAR group. I certainly don't log the miles I used to and you sure see lot's of the Freightslimers on the road, but you would have to be on drugs (and good ones at that) to say they are even nearly as good as number 1 and number 2 (Pete & KW).
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You know it and I know it (and everyone who has driven a Pete or KW knows it), but the word I keep hearing is how Freightliner has turned around and makes "better" tractors than the PACCAR group. I certainly don't log the miles I used to and you sure see lot's of the Freightslimers on the road, but you would have to be on drugs (and good ones at that) to say they are even nearly as good as number 1 and number 2 (Pete & KW).
I drove KW's for almost a year and never felt comfortable on long drives, I would get the worst stiff neck every time out.

The company I work for right now uses International & in the last couple years been moving over to Sterling (Ford) with Mercedes motors......they have the worst loud hum above a certain RPM http://www.sterlingtrucks.com/P.asp?...ion&Line=ALine
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