Best truck to get

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by jojodamann, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. jojodamann

    jojodamann Bobtail Member

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    I pull a liquid bulk tanker, and I would like to know the best truck to buy..to get good fuel mileage under a load. What truck and engine size and rears should I look for? Thanks in advance
     
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  3. FLATBED

    FLATBED Road Train Member

    What are you currently driving ?

    Best thing would be check what some of the bulk tanker fleets are using , they are spec'd for the job
     
  4. heavyhaulerss

    heavyhaulerss Road Train Member

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    shc will tel you which setup will work best in his opinion.
     
  5. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    I'm in a 99k area if your hauling 80k my specs wouldn't work. We all have 46 rears,13.4 fronts or more.The old timers run 4.10 or 3.90 gears with a 18 speed trans. You need enough frame to mount a pump also. Flatbed is right I'd check local companies .
     
  6. jojodamann

    jojodamann Bobtail Member

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    Ok thanks everybody ... I currently have a Detroit 14 liter 515 hp 10 speed 3:73 rears I believe...and what's shc??
     
  7. FLATBED

    FLATBED Road Train Member

    shc is a poster on here , has lots of good info on tankers
     
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