Trucking Jobs New Driver Jobs Flatbed Jobs Tanker Jobs Refrigerated Jobs Auto Hauler Jobs
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26
  1. #1
    Bobtail Member
    Member Since
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Central, MN
    Trucker?
    No Answer
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked: 5 Times

    Best semi truck for off road oil fields

    I'm having a little debate with my buddy about what the best truck would be for off road use in the oil fields of ND.



    What's your opinion on the best truck for oil field use?

  2. #2
    Road Train Member haulhand's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Rock Springs, Wyoming/Dickinson, ND
    Trucker?
    11 Years
    Age
    31
    Posts
    1,434
    Thanks
    193
    Thanked: 1,017 Times
    It all depends what your going to do with it. Just general hauling like water or sand then a KW T800 is my favorite at least 475 HP 13 or 18 speed and just 40000 lbs rears at 3.90 ratio. Now if your going to use it as a winch tractor still a T800 but with 46k rears at 4.10 or lower and only an 18 spd. If its a bedtruck your wanting then the only way to go is a C500 with a 475 horse 18 and a 2 with either Sisu or Clark planets about 385" wheelbase and 3 winches on it. I guess what I'm saying is that I don't like to run much but KW's in the patch the rest just don't hold up to the abuse.


    ---
    - Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to haulhand For This Useful Post:


  4. #3
    Light Load Member
    Member Since
    Aug 2009
    Trucker?
    14 Years
    Posts
    242
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked: 64 Times
    R model Mack, with Mack engine,trans,and rear end, with camel back suspension and a double frame is the toughest truck ever made. I pulled the strongest horizontal drill rig off road,super tankers 290k, all over the great USA,some jobs where quite a few miles off road. The SuperLiner with the same specs, but with the e-9 V-8, is the King of all trucks.

  5. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to V8-MACK For This Useful Post:


  6. #4
    Light Load Member
    Member Since
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Trucker?
    Student
    Posts
    211
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked: 37 Times
    i would say the best trucks for off-road are the kw t-800 and mack ch613.

  7. #5
    Banned or Retired
    Member Since
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Blackfoot Idaho
    Trucker?
    10 Years
    Posts
    978
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked: 222 Times
    Both above trucks will work, full lockers would be nice.Myself i prefer a sleeper but many will disagree on a sleeper.

    And my t-600 did fine hauling water sand and cement but most will disagree on that toooooo.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to 2hellandback For This Useful Post:

    SHC

  9. #6
    Light Load Member ironmule's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Watford City,ND
    Trucker?
    25 Years
    Posts
    100
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked: 31 Times

    wheel base

    Whats a good wheel base for truckin sand or water or bellydump? drop axle common... Thanks,IM

  10. #7
    Road Train Member haulhand's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Rock Springs, Wyoming/Dickinson, ND
    Trucker?
    11 Years
    Age
    31
    Posts
    1,434
    Thanks
    193
    Thanked: 1,017 Times
    Quote Originally Posted by ironmule View Post
    Whats a good wheel base for truckin sand or water or bellydump? drop axle common... Thanks,IM
    Any wheelbase will work depends sleeper or day cab. There's guys doing it in 190" day cabs which are real nice on a tight lease but ride like hell, then there's guys with a 320" Pete looks good rides real smooth but is a pain in the ### on any lease. Perfect for my pnuematic trucks is 244" rides decent enough room for a blower and is fairly easy to get around on the leases, I do have trucks running at 265" and 270" and they're ok but can be a pain.

  11. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to haulhand For This Useful Post:


  12. #8
    Light Load Member ironmule's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Watford City,ND
    Trucker?
    25 Years
    Posts
    100
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked: 31 Times
    Quote Originally Posted by haulhand View Post
    Any wheelbase will work depends sleeper or day cab. There's guys doing it in 190" day cabs which are real nice on a tight lease but ride like hell, then there's guys with a 320" Pete looks good rides real smooth but is a pain in the ### on any lease. Perfect for my pnuematic trucks is 244" rides decent enough room for a blower and is fairly easy to get around on the leases, I do have trucks running at 265" and 270" and they're ok but can be a pain.


    Air bad susp.hold up or roads beat em and break em what susp. do you
    recommend? Thanks,I.M>

  13. #9
    Road Train Member haulhand's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Rock Springs, Wyoming/Dickinson, ND
    Trucker?
    11 Years
    Age
    31
    Posts
    1,434
    Thanks
    193
    Thanked: 1,017 Times
    Quote Originally Posted by ironmule View Post
    Air bad susp.hold up or roads beat em and break em what susp. do you
    recommend? Thanks,I.M>
    For just general hauling Air Ride is the only way to go the only trucks that I wouldnt recomend air ride is bed trucks and picker trucks just because the air ride offers too much side to side motion in those applications I would go with a chalmers suspension just because it is solid. If your just going to haul sand or water go with air ride your kidneys will thank you.

  14. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to haulhand For This Useful Post:


  15. #10
    Medium Load Member
    Member Since
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Cornholio, OR
    Trucker?
    3 Years
    Age
    58
    Posts
    575
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked: 185 Times
    Western Star



    Wide load!!!

  16. The Following User Says Thank You to Bent Wrench For This Useful Post:

    SHC

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast