Can you swap a engine legally?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Swift09, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    Right, and a lot of them that popped up the last couple years can’t assemble any now because they didn’t assemble any in 2014. Peterbilt in Sioux Falls is one that comes to mind. Turned out some real nice gliders the last couple years but had a big goose egg for 2014 so they’re done.

    Personally I don’t care if there are gliders or not. With the prices they bring it doesn’t make sense for me to run one. But I put the “Gliders will always be around” group right next to the “ELD’s are going to get overturned” group.
     
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  2. Tx Countryboy

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    Harrison built for years.
     
  3. Long FLD

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    Guy I know in KS bought one from Elkhorn trucks in NE. They couldn’t even tell him exact mileage on the engine. It last about 2 months after he bought it, then they acted like they were doing him a favor by going 50/50 on an overhaul. I’ll take my chances on a new truck with an emission motor any day of the week before I pay the dumb prices that gliders are bringing now.
     
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  4. swaan

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    A properly built glider will have a factory reman engine from cat , Cummins, or detroit with full 3 year warranty. Everything on these engines is new or remaned. Nothing used in a proper glider build. Every bit as good as a new truck in my opinion, actually better! I should know as I own 2 gliders myself. They get worked every day and haven't been back to a shop for anything major but oil changes. Going on 8 years now.
     
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  5. Long FLD

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    I loved the 2017 KW glider I drove for a year and a half. Overhauled 6NZ, all the bells and whistles. But it also wasn’t my money that paid for it. It was in the $170k range when it was all said and done. For me personally if I’m paying new truck price then I prefer a new truck.
     
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    I had already 3 inspection and no one ever gave me hard time . My truck is 2010 , installed cat c16 instead of Cummins
     
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    Made 130k miles on my glider without a flaw !
    ...even though i started with a truck with blown engine and over 700k miles...
    Only thing left is paintwork but i care least about cosmetic appearance of truck . Its sure thing to own nice shiny truck but to each their own
     
  8. Tx Countryboy

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    D&B in ky. Got new 2020 gliders for sale
     
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    Some western stars out there but hard to find. Guy runs 7 or 8 Coronado gliders in his fleet around here. No major problems in 6 or 7 years.
     
  10. Long FLD

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    Yes, I am aware there are gliders for sale. I’m still not interested in one for the prices they bring. I won’t buy one because I prefer a new truck.
     
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