Engine Choice

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Trucker186, Nov 26, 2019.

What Motor Do You Like The Best ?

  1. 3406B

    17.7%
  2. 3406E

    15.6%
  3. C15

    18.8%
  4. 444

    2.1%
  5. KTA600

    2.1%
  6. N14

    15.6%
  7. 8v71

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 8v92

    2.1%
  9. 60's Series 12.7

    18.8%
  10. 60s Series 14.0

    7.3%
  1. Trucker186

    Trucker186 Medium Load Member

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    I disagree... Theres 4
    3406B
    3406E
    3408
    All The Rest
    You know what on second thought Theres Only 2 !!!!
    Cat
    The Rest.
    I cant Think of a Truly BAD Cat motor there were some OK motors but nothing truly bad i can think of. DONT SAY MBN NEVER EVER EVER SPEAK OF THAT THAT THING THAT THAT BRIDGE. (meanwhile in my head) nobody say anything about C13 please God dont let anybody remember that motor....
     
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  3. Trucker186

    Trucker186 Medium Load Member

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    Wore Out Where about do you run ? You wouldnt have just built a W900 Glider with a marine Cat would you ?
     
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  4. Trucker186

    Trucker186 Medium Load Member

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    Those are some pretty Peterbilts there 359 and a 379 in the back ground ?
     
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  5. Trucker186

    Trucker186 Medium Load Member

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    As of now the E Model Cat and 12.7 Detriot are fighting the B model is Close on there Heels.
     
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  6. Trucker186

    Trucker186 Medium Load Member

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    I do like ECM motors a little bit more for a couple of reasons. Little Bit better fuel economy,If you have a driver or someone else in it they cant screw it up like a mechanical motor (Lug it too far down like below 1100,ECM Cats like there lower RPMs. 8v92 all I can say is VROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMM CLICK VROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM CLICK VROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LMAO Nothing like a 2 stroke Detroit to wake ya up eh !!!
     
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  7. Trucker186

    Trucker186 Medium Load Member

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    THE WAT ???
     
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    wore out Numbered Classic

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    No I didn't. But to answer your question I run the midwest pulling a cattle pot with a 91 379.....you cant miss us
     
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  9. Gumper

    Gumper Road Train Member

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    I own a 3406E. It’s been good, but I’d rather have a S60.
     
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  10. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    I was issued one of those Es for a while and I have to say yes, it was a eh... nice little engine. for what it was back then for a few months. I just liked the old mechanical cat much better. Like the one on the back of my cab with 4 wheeled front end scoop loader CAT 936 model. You could finesse it and get it to boost the pumps to lift that rock and sand to fill a wine glass if you needed to. A little dab and a gentle tip. That kitty would be purring just enough to boost the hydraulic pumps.

    Computer engines whine too much like weed eaters. No character or personality. However I quit complaining long ago.
     
  11. Sumtinlidat

    Sumtinlidat Light Load Member

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    I spec every truck that we purchase and put into our fleet. I wish I could say put a 3406E or C15 5EK/6NZ.... anyone who’s been building/spec a truck with knowledge of there industry would not disagree. But I live in 2019 going into 2020. And the “laws” state I must build a truck being compliant to standards of the new age. With that said, I go with the X15 in all our truck and on with future builds due to its reliability at the moment. And also every major and some smaller city’s our trucks haul thru have a Cummins Dealer ready to take a look at what problems may be at hand. They teach this new stuff to the new kids all day everyday at schools so there’s always some kid wanting to get his time in to become a “someone” in their trade.
    Now finding a reputable Cat dealer/mechanic to take a shot at our trucks with say the 6NZ with non epa compliant ECU or one spec’d for a D10 Dozer available at any given time prolly won’t happen.

    a lot of people don’t really have or simply haven’t had a chance to try out other motors or set ups to make a final call on what they like to drive. Give me a Big Cam 4 with a 13x4 behind it and I will put pull some of these guys who talk HP but lack experience in gear ratios and simply experience.
    Every type of trucking/hauling is different. No one motor is better/superior to the other given it’s application. Can’t fit a 15L where a C12 has to go. We can go on and on with motors all day but some of these guys probably never had to shift 18. Dare I even ask if they know how to shift a 2 stroke 5x4?
     
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