Anyone ever drive a cabover?

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

  1. ButterBean556

    ButterBean556 Bobtail Member

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    Hauling Hay this week , She’s still earning her keep 759A5E0D-AEE0-42EE-BA09-BAFBF127B908.jpeg 19A93C83-26D2-4AE8-96DB-9A8A4F2C0DC1.jpeg FCB4DD9A-3229-4008-9861-2DF9F7F5CD20.jpeg
     
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  3. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Of the 7 trucks I've owned over the last 30 years my 85 k100e with cat power was the most trouble free by far.
     
  5. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    Had an older Autocar with a tilt bed on it. Did job site delivery in it. I think it was an old garbage truck they put a flatbed on. Always wore a hard hat driving that truck
     
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  6. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Running cabovers, team, 36" sleeper, aahhh, my fondest memories ! All your junk in the sleeper had to be stashed in the jump seat if your co-pilot wanted to lay down.
     
  7. 50WT

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    GMC Asrto with a 318 Detroit, Transtar with a 250 Cummings, 70's Mack with a 325 V-8 mack , Freightliner with a 350 Cummings, 352 Peterbilt with a 290 Cummings, 72 and a 78 Ford with Cummings, the 78 was cab air ride it took a while to get used to.
    None of these had air ride suspension, mostly rayco 101.
    By far the Freightliner was the better of the bunch, it rode fair and the ac would freeze you .
    The 72 Ford was the worst, the cup holders were at the back of the doghouse, I could drink half of a small coke and put the bottle in the cup holder and it would sling coke on the windshield.
    I drove all of these in the middle 70's when I first started at 18 years old
    My dad owned them , he had a small company, which means I also worked on them.
    Don't remember it being all that bad , but I was younger, and would have done anything to get to drive a truck.
     
  8. UsualSuspect

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    The first truck I drove, and learned in was a Ford CL9000. No A\C, just a heater, and an AM radio. Trucks have sure come a long way since then.
     
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  9. BlkZrx

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    Spent 5 years back in the 90's running groceries in one of these..
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  10. ButterBean556

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    Out of Salisbury ?
     
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  11. BlkZrx

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    Green Cove Springs, FL Got closed when a few distribution center workers tried to get a union in.
    Was a great job..
     
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