BUYING A TRUCK FROM PENSKE

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by josechess1994, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I've never used miles to gauge engine life. Way too many variables. 350,000 miles on an engine that idles 10 hours a day doesn't equal 350,000 miles on an engine that idles 30 minutes a day or even an engine that pulls hard thru the mountains most of its life where it runs a lower average speed.
     
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  3. SHC

    SHC Spoiled Rotten Brat O/O

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    My very first truck was an ex-Pense lease truck. I bought it at auction in 2001 for $28k
    It was a 1999 FLD120 and unbeknownst to me, it had a brand new crate engine in it. I drove the truck for 7 years without any major mechanical problems.
    Like any used truck, do your homework and due diligence with your inspection before purchase. I’d suggest taking the truck to a local shop and having them go over it and also getting all the trucks repair history from Penske.
     
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  4. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Might have been running a pto for unloading.
     
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  5. fortycalglock

    fortycalglock Road Train Member

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    HOLY CRAP, SHC IS BACK!
     
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  6. klcrawfordklc

    klcrawfordklc Bobtail Member

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    Totally different subject, but do you have Mr. Haney contact information? I wanting beafup a C13
     
  7. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    This pretty much sums it up, doesn't it?
     
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