Cabovers

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  1. stacks

    stacks Road Train Member

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    Apparently Volvo are trying to bring in Cabovers to the North American Market , there is a big demand for clean Air engines that produce less pollution, could any y’all see yourselves driving a Euro cabovers others truck manufacturers than Volvo as well .
     
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  3. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    I'd like to see some of these drivers climb in a cabover. I wouldn't ever drive one, that's a broken limb waiting to happen for me.
     
  4. stacks

    stacks Road Train Member

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    Just look at the last 10 years how Euro cabovers have taken a massive chunk out of the Aussie and kiwi truck market
     
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    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    It would depend on how its set up, im 6'2" so if its like the older style where you cant even stand up im not sure id like it very much. Not to mention how much of a pain doing a lot of work on it could be. Im not opposed especially to get into ultra tight shippers. But im also not eager for it.


    or in fewer words.....meh
     
  6. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Yeah, I don't care what they do over there that's their problem. The average truck driver seems to be about 5'8 and 350 pounds here, good luck getting them in a cabover.
     
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    stacks Road Train Member

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    Most euro cabovers have a flat floor or so the drivers can walk Around but space is limited but some drivers might like that saves them carrying to much stuff with them seeing as most have under bunk fridge freezer overhead locker with a microwave and plenty of power ports and even a coffee maker .
     
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    stacks Road Train Member

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    Ouch 350 that’s a lot of stuff to be hauling Around
     
  9. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    Maybe but im an O/O and more or less live in my truck. Ive grown rather fond of my 579 and how roomy it is. Plus i like actully being able.to work on my own rig.
     
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  10. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Raise your hand if you've drove a COE
     
  11. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    I drove a 1974 Pete 262 with a 5X4 for about a year for a local farmer. Fun truck and good memory. But i wouldnt want to own one to #### cramped for my tall ###.
     
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