New Trucks?

Discussion in 'Estes Express Lines' started by kantgetryte, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. drummerforhire

    drummerforhire Well-Known Member

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    What happened to that automatic maxxforce you drove?
     
  2. Starkravinloon

    Starkravinloon Hero's Falling At Home

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    You call that POS a truck.. That thing stays in the shop more than on the road.. The damn thing has 257K miles on it and it's 2 1/2 years old..I guess that's why they want to trade them back in, and nothing would make me happier...LOL
     
  3. FLYINGBY

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    Hell I want me a Ford to drive again, that is a swell truck, runs like a tank going down the road, maybe I could see if we got any of those around still.
     
  4. Jeepstr723

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    That window and fan is my A/C. LOL. Though it does not stop the heat coming from the engine comp.
     
  5. Starkravinloon

    Starkravinloon Hero's Falling At Home

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    Stop your complaining man.. I walked to school in the snow, barefooted for 5 miles.. Uphill, both ways....
     
  6. Jeepstr723

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    Not complaining, the heat dries my pants when they get wet from the rain.
     
  7. drummerforhire

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    4 Volvo daycabs and 3 kw sleepers in Memphis...
     
  8. Starkravinloon

    Starkravinloon Hero's Falling At Home

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    Yep, Memphis just got 7 more new ones.... Enjoy...
     
  9. WarHorse

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    I also heard in 010 that the KW's couldnt be turned down to 67. KW wanted those trucks to stay at 85mph...maybe that was a bad rumor who knows
     
  10. mildew

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    They can be turned down but KW has to do it
     
  11. drummerforhire

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    Yep. They turned ours down from 75 to 66.
     
  12. Starkravinloon

    Starkravinloon Hero's Falling At Home

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    That had to bust some balls up there.....LOL
     
  13. rob0126

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    Last week, I saw a brand new estes truck(volvo daycab) pulling 3 or 4 other brand new estes trucks(volvo daycabs), going up I-57 NB, between marion,il and mt vernon,il.
     
  14. Starkravinloon

    Starkravinloon Hero's Falling At Home

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    Yeah, those new trucks don't run well south of Memphis, West of Atlanta and East of Dallas down here.... I have a Maxi-Pad new one.. Or it's new by mileage standards.. It's going on 3 years old, has 257,000 miles on it and stays in the shop....

    I just get whatever runs every night nowadays and hope I make it back home....
     
  15. rob0126

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    Crete has had so many problems with maxxforce engines. Another company I was with briefly had 2 prostars w/maxxforce engines that blew up in the same week.

    Another company owner I spoke to, got rid of his prostar maxxforce trucks before the warranty was up because the out of pocket cost was 6k per EGR replacement. :nono_h4h:
    Not enough testing of that engine before it hit the market, I would say.

    Don't get me wrong, I'll take a prostar style daycab over the older stuff anyday for my backs sake; long as it cranks and runs.
     
  16. Starkravinloon

    Starkravinloon Hero's Falling At Home

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    That engine was not put through research and development long enough.. Farmall bought the prototype from Caterpillar and put it on the street.. No time on the track at all... There nothing wrong with the ProStar at all, it's a nice truck by todays standards....
     
  17. drummerforhire

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    Got me a new k dubya. Nice ride. Peoplenet doesn't work. Wonder how long I can forget to write it up before they say something.
     
  18. Mrclean091

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    Nice. I'm Gona get one too. In 10 more years. :^(
     
  19. Starkravinloon

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    It pays to be in the right place, at the right time...
     
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    Been seeing a wide variety on the road lately. We have 4 new KW's at our terminal. Saw a new Volvo going up towards Columbus the other day, been seeing a lot of freightliner Columbia series single axles, are these new tractors or are these all glider kits?
     

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