DD13 or DD15

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Mosman87, Apr 14, 2019 at 2:14 PM.

  1. Mosman87

    Mosman87 Bobtail Member

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    I am looking for suggestions on which truck I should get

    #1, 2014 DD13 miles 280,000 $49,000.
    #2, 2014 DD15 miles 457,0000 $46,000
    they both come with warranty of 2,000 miles.

    any suggestions highly appreciated.

    I will be hauling general dry freight goods, variable of weights mostly under 40,000b
     
  2. PE_Trans

    PE_Trans Heavy Load Member

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    I remember hearing that DD13’s were not designed for heavy loads, say, 80k gross. I think those engines are also smaller and local trucks tend to use those engines. However, I am just going by what I heard. Maybe someone can clear this.
     
  3. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Its a 13L what do mean it isn't capable. 505/1850 ain't enough for 80k and under? Most fleet DD15 are 455/1550.
     
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  4. PE_Trans

    PE_Trans Heavy Load Member

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    I found this in Detroit’s website.

    Detroit DD13 Engine | Demand Detroit

    From the pictures you can see the DD13 engine is smaller than the DD15. This explains why some Freightliner Cascadias have smaller hoods.
     

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  5. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

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    Dd13 means 13 liters I still run a 12.7 liter 470 hp all i need 13 liter capable of 505 hp good to go ,as far as the truck 177000 fewer miles no brainer buy the 13 liter with 280000 for 3000 dollars more ,
     
  6. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

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    I have never seen dd13 that has 505hp...
     
  7. Kw Owners Club

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    Dd13 will get at least 1mpg better but not as much power obviously,we ran the dd13,never under 6mpg usually better in a flat nose western star hauling 100k gross,then bought dd15 same model trucksame trailer and loads and wouldn't hit over 5.4.....but night n day difference in power
     
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  8. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Heavy Load Member

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    And that 2000 mile warranty seals the deal.
     
  9. bigkev1115

    bigkev1115 Road Train Member

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    My last company had a loaner from Penske with a D13/505 10 speed. It was an older truck
     
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