0 to 60 mph Times

Discussion in 'Questions To Truckers From The General Public' started by DKTKD, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. DKTKD

    DKTKD Bobtail Member

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    How fast can a stock semi truck. ei (MAC Daycab,Peterbuilt Class6)
    go from 0 to 60 mph?

    Thanks
    DK
     
  2. Truck Vet

    Truck Vet <strong>NRA AMA Libertarian</strong>

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    There are too many variables to answer that question. Even
    if your talking about a bobtailing truck. The company that
    I worked at the longest changed their trucks over the years.
    As they went to all computer controlled trucks the horsepower
    went up for pulling but they would go 0-60 slower with your
    foot on the floor for fuel conservation. So say if I were useing
    an old loaner and my friend was in his new company truck and
    we were running together pulling the same weight I would leave
    him at a stop light but he would pass me on a hill. Same basic
    cummins engine but different horspower and fuel managment.
    If your an O/O I guess you can have them set up to go really
    fast 0-60 if its your truck. But if your putting another driver
    in it all you care about is saveing fuel. I never timed myself
    going 0-60 but I hope this helps you to be more specific in
    your question.
     
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  3. DKTKD

    DKTKD Bobtail Member

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    Thanks Truck Vet.

    I didn't know there were many variation in speed control methods.
    I am interested in the general 0-60 times.
    For example, would 30 seconds be a good estimate.
    Doesn't have to be exact, just a number that is
    reasonable.

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  4. Truckin Juggalo

    Truckin Juggalo Medium Load Member

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    In my US Xpress Freightliner with a Detroit 60 series Automatic, hauling Full gross 80,000 lbs i can do 0-60 in about 2-3 miles if i remember correctly so about 5 minutes, with less weight like right now i have 25,000 lbs in the box i can proably do 0-60 in 1 mile or 2 minutes

    That help any?
     
  5. DanJ

    DanJ Light Load Member

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    In the interests of scientific research, I'll stop in the slow lane of the highway tomorrow afternoon and time it out LOL. I don't have long enough between lights on the city streets to measure it up that fast LOL.
     
  6. PackRatTDI

    PackRatTDI Licensed to Ill

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    0 to 60 mph sometime today.:happy3:
     
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  7. Cerberus101

    Cerberus101 Heavy Load Member

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    depends on load weight......they are not fast in the get up and go stance.
     
  8. DKTKD

    DKTKD Bobtail Member

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    Thanks everyone so far for your input.
    The load will be about 8500lbs. With a possible
    additional drag of 1000lbs.
    Similar to a truck driving at a 6 degrees angle.
     
  9. DKTKD

    DKTKD Bobtail Member

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    I forgot to add. I'm looking for any automatic transmission truck,
    either a Semi, a dump truck or a parcel van that can get up to 0-60 mph carrying the load and drag in a reasonable time/ distance. Within a mile.
    Do you think a F450 dump truck can get up to speed?

    I was behind a UPS single axle tractor (no load) and he was able to get up to 50 mph in about 15 seconds.

    Thanks
    DK
     
  10. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    What is the point to being the speed demon off the line??? That is totally irrevelant to trucking. We aren't talking about Nascar here.
     
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