12 Cascadia DC 125 sa 144k or 07 Western Star 4964 tandem 447k

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by jazzyd910, Oct 17, 2021.

which one should I choose

  1. 2012 Cascadia SA WB175 with 144k and 410 hp 10 speed 3.73

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  2. 2007 Western Star 4964 with 445k and 450 hp 13speed 3.53

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    33.3%
  1. jazzyd910

    jazzyd910 Bobtail Member

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    Brought me a 5 car sun country trailer tandem axle air ride. I did have the Cascadia taken to freightliner and verified the mileage 144k and hours 7k. Trying to get the owner of the western star to take it to western star the dealership. 2012 28k 2007 20k . I have piggyback for20years car haul for 1 year
     

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  3. Gliding ProStar

    Gliding ProStar Medium Load Member

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    How is your current operation set up? Do you haul locally and return home every night or are you out for longer periods of time?

    Which motor is in each truck?

    DD13's or DD15's?

    Which transmission is in each truck?

    In my "professional" opinion I like the Western Star for the car hauler operation and the sleeper for the extended time on the road.
     
  4. jazzyd910

    jazzyd910 Bobtail Member

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    2012 have dd13 410hp 10speed he 2007 have Mercedes 450hp 13speed I've always slept in hotels
     
  5. Gliding ProStar

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    Sorry I did not realize the Western Star had a Mercedes-Benz diesel in it even though I do like the transmission.

    If this was my only choice between these two trucks I would take the cascadia with the DD13.
     
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    jazzyd910 Bobtail Member

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  7. ready2truck

    ready2truck Medium Load Member

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    Have you always paid for hotels yourself? Why spend about 25k a year in hotels when you can get a truck with a bed?
     
  8. Gliding ProStar

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    I agree with what @ready2truck said about purchasing a truck with a sleeper. I do think you should explore the market for some better options because I, from a mechanics viewpoint, do not like the MB diesel in the Western Star. This motor can actually be a good, hard working motor and make good power and get good fuel economy but there have also been quite a few problems with this motor too. I'd you are not mechanically inclined or you do not have a good relationship with a good diesel shop I would stay away from this Western Star.
     
  9. jazzyd910

    jazzyd910 Bobtail Member

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    I can do some minor things or hotels a write off the sleeper trucks i have looked at is way over price 69k to 100k used average 500k miles
     
  10. Gliding ProStar

    Gliding ProStar Medium Load Member

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    When I am shopping for a truck I look in all of the non-normal places. Im looking for people going out of business, companies downsizing and trucks with for sale by owner signs. I travel across the country and not always on the interstate. I get to go through the small towns and state highways and see trucks for sale in front of people's houses or on a corner lot.

    There are still a lot of good, affordable trucks for sale but you have to do some searching to find them.
     
  11. jazzyd910

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    been searching high and low TuckPaper ,auction and facebook asking trucking companies to
     
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