Former GTI trucks

Discussion in 'Heartland' started by Cw5110, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Cw5110

    Cw5110 Heavy Load Member

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    Hey everyone. I was wondering if anyone had any experiences with the GTI Freightliner Cascadia trucks. I'm looking into buying one. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Cw5110

    Cw5110 Heavy Load Member

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    Also how were heartland freightliners that were traded out?
     
  3. jackhartjr

    jackhartjr Light Load Member

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    Apparently US Express just dumped a bunch of 2014 Cascadia's on the Select Truck lots! My friend just bought one that has a lot of warranty, including towing still on it!
     
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  4. archangelic peon

    archangelic peon Medium Load Member

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    If I am not very much mistaken, Heartland does not use very many toll roads & runs a lot of eastern US. So more wear & tear then the average OTR truck most likely.

    Not sure if they use the 'e-apu' system like Crete does but if not, can be sure there was plenty idling done on an engine that should not idle.

    I know from seeing a dudes rig as he was climbing into it they have jack for gauges...bare bones bro.

    If I were you I would be looking at ex Walmart tractors, very well maintained & driven.
     
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  5. Lucy in the Sky

    Lucy in the Sky Medium Load Member

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    gti trucks are spec'd decent. tripack apu, in cab fifth wheel release, air bag gauge, nicer air ride seats

    heartland trucks are indeed bare bones. all cheap midroofs, wouldn't want to spend a few extra dollars on something as trivial as driver comfort! the internationals have either a bunk heater or a battery pack type apu. the shakers have opti idle.

    however they have bought new Cascadia condos and even 500 brand new kw T680s! I'm surprised mike gerdins butt didn't permanently clench shut when he saw the bill :bootyshake::biggrin_25523:
     
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