2016 Kenworth t680 10 speed, is this good to pull dry van?

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  1. RLT TRANSPORTATION

    RLT TRANSPORTATION Bobtail Member

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    Is the 2016 t680 10 speed with a paccar engine a good truck to pull dry van with and or containers? I think this one has about 430hp and the 6x4 drive.
     
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  3. RunningAces

    RunningAces Medium Load Member

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    Gear ratio? Plan on running flatlands or mnts? Both? Mileage? Price? It will probably be OK but you might want to really do some research.
     
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    RLT TRANSPORTATION Bobtail Member

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    Flatlands mainly, 460000 miles price range of $35,000 and $45,000.
     
  5. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    It will be fine, personally though I would never want to go back to a 10/15/8ll after a 13 or 18
     
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    RLT TRANSPORTATION Bobtail Member

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    I am still looking for one of those also. I just came across that one at a good price.
     
  7. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    The last 10 to 13 speed conversion we did was only a couple grand, pending on what you buy for a trans (new, used, reman etc)
     
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    RLT TRANSPORTATION Bobtail Member

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    So I can always just convert the 10 speed later if I choose. And it won't cost an arm and leg?
     
  9. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    No labor itself and shortening the drive shaft was less then a grand I think, if you rebush the tower and change the linkage and clutch etc it will bump it up a smidge but it’s still not the end of the world, paid $1200 for an rtlo 167-13 out of a wrecked truck,,
     
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