Anyone ever drive a cabover?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Lab work, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. Sirscrapntruckalot

    Sirscrapntruckalot Road Train Member

    The old photos are pretty cool. Share more. ;)

    I drove a cab over several people and a fire hydrant.

    I reckon that doesn't count tho.

    Anyhow....good thread.

    Sirscrapntruckalot - Sledgehammers. Cheap therapy.
     
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  3. tnt440

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    And you didn't over steer either
     
  4. tnt440

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    I can relate to that,,,thanks
     
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  5. tnt440

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    Thanks for that history, brings back memories,, 41 years in
     
  6. tnt440

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    Big Cam 3 is a good engine to work with
     
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  7. D.Tibbitt

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    I see cabovers all the time down where i live in southern az... They always runnin hay , doubles and triples.. Sometimes see one under a cattle pot
     
  8. Banker

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    898BF856-1C42-4F41-B73F-C19AA1752E3E.png D4B9AA18-D501-417C-AFDF-5ACECA283374.png 61F7A2CB-775A-487C-9EC8-0BCC1FBD3196.png The first semi truck I drove was a cab over Freightliner for CF. Then for Frito Lay I drove the Fords and later the cornbinders AKA International. The International rode as good as most hoods do and had a very small doghouse compared to the older cabovers.
     
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  9. Buckeye 60

    Buckeye 60 Road Train Member

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    first truck I drove was a corn popper. .. international transtar pretty much the columbia of its day then went to mack cruiseliner. ford 9000 , corn binder ( 9670 international much improved over transtar ) then a peterbuilt with air ride and believe it or not power steering and a air conditioner that actually worked thought I was on vacation most of the time lol ... then a kw with a 400 cat would run 95 .... then all conventional after that
     
  10. heavyhaulerss

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    I drover a 95' intl coe with a 11.1 detroit. Super 10 trans. Bought from Walmart with less than 400,000 miles.
    Drove it for 19 years. Sold it about a year ago. It's still working.I Bought a 97' freightliner fld condo sfa "rare" with a 470 detroit. When I first got out of the seat and was able to stand up, I felt like I just got parolled. hands high in the air still unable to touch the ceiling.
    But let me tell you, I had to learn to drive all over again. Used to roll dr.side window down on coe and look back and see entire side of truck and trailer. The first time I tried backing my fld, I rolled down windows, looked back and all I could see was a big muffler and muffler guard.
    For a few times, backing, I would over steer, than over correct, than over steer, than over correct, lol you get the picture. I miss my coe on some day's, when on tight spots, but love the room and comfort of my fld.
     
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  11. 2 CHAINS

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    Best thing about cabovers is Truckers for most part were in shape. Todays truckers would have a hard time with climbing in a cabover
     
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