Buy a glider or no 2021 illegal or not

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by 12.7detroiter, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. 12.7detroiter

    12.7detroiter Bobtail Member

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    Thinking about buying a Harrison glider freightliner Cascadia are gliders going to be illegal in 2021?
     
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    Banker Road Train Member

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    No gliders are not going to be illegal, unless you are referring to California. Even in California you are still allowed a small number of miles per year with a glider.

    I know you did not mention Fitzgerald Glider, but I will throw this in for someone who is considering buying a glider from Fitzgerald. Do not buy a Fitzgerald Glider that they built the engine. If it comes from the engine manufacturer as a rebuilt engine then you are safe. Fitzgerald has a terrible engine rebuild reliability issue due to mismatched parts and using cheap non OEM parts. Ask any Detroit shop what they think about a Fitzgerald built engine.
     
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  3. tnpete

    tnpete Medium Load Member

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    I agree with you for sure. One company near me, bought 4 new Pete's. 12.7's. 3 of the 4 have been nothing but trouble. Buddy of mine does the work on them. And 3 of the blocks are the old 11.1's. There build to 500HP without piston coolers. And so many mixed parts its unreal.
    2 bad heads out of the 4. And a lot of other issues, that stem from there building the engines.
     
  4. 12.7detroiter

    12.7detroiter Bobtail Member

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    I read somewhere they will be not allowed to be on the toad by 2021 I really want a Harrison one 2016 Cascadia 400,000 miles for 80,000 not sure if I will be ###)Ed and not allowed to drive em 2 years later the government is always messing up something good for small guys like us
     
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  5. OLDSKOOLERnWV

    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

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    I’m thinking that a Fitzgerald rep told @johndeere4020 they have no more to sell....?
     
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    wore out Numbered Classic

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    You are confusing the ruling. The gliders that are already built and on the road will be just like all the older non emissions trucks left in the world. They are safe and will not be taken out of service.


    The no glider ruling is actually no more new units delivered or built after X date
     
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  7. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Road Train Member

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    Peterbilt and Kenworth, you can still get a freightliner or Western Star
     
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  8. OLDSKOOLERnWV

    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

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    That might be what the Rep was telling Deere4020 at MATS. My truck is a Glider, never heard anything about it being side lined anytime soon.
     
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  9. OLDSKOOLERnWV

    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

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    Oh ok.... that clears it up lol.
     
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