Glider kit dealers.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Cw5110, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Cw5110

    Cw5110 Heavy Load Member

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    Does anyone have an idea of where I can purchase a glider kit other than Fitzgerald? Im trying to make a purchase before summer hits and Fitzgerald doesnt have anything in stock until 3rd qtr.
     
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    win-some-loose-less Medium Load Member

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    Harrison Truck center
    lone star Truck group
    Thompson usually has a few on Truck paper,
    Irwin or irvine,, don’t remember exactly
    Carolina freightliner
    East Texas trucks

    Just the ones I can think of off top of my head
     
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    Elkhorn valley truck in Fremont Nebraska, D&B trucks and equipment Glasgow Kentucky and Kustom Truck Coos Bay Oregon
     
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  4. Justrucking2

    Justrucking2 Road Train Member

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    Call your local dealer too, some do gliders but do not advertise.
     
  5. fortycalglock

    fortycalglock Road Train Member

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    Quality built mine. A lot of the small stand alone Western Star dealers build them as well.
     
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    m16ty Road Train Member

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    Thompson Cat usually has several on the lot. They are Fitzgerald trucks and they all have Cat engines, so if you don't want a Cat, you can forget Thompson.

    I think Thompson actually does the reman engine on the ones they sell. I'd trust Thomson more than I would Fitzgerald on reman engines, Fitz had some problems rebuilding Detroits awhile back.
     
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  7. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Medium Load Member

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    Tag truck center 573. 785. 0193. Has 14 location Texas Arkansas Missouri Kentucky Tennessee and some others
     
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  8. fatmike02

    fatmike02 Light Load Member

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    word of mouth local trucking companies. You have to ask around. Even Cat dealers are doing gliders. My local cat dealer in lancaster has flyers about builting the glider that you want
     
  9. Cw5110

    Cw5110 Heavy Load Member

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    Is there any chance I could get a build on a KWT660, 386, or 579? Do they also build cummins or are all mostly cat? Thanks for the help guys just trying to make a good decision.
     
  10. win-some-loose-less

    win-some-loose-less Medium Load Member

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    They are not making the 660 and the 386 anymore, the 680 and 579 replaced them.. the only place I know who builds 579 glider is fitz. Shame tho. I liked the 660 and 386 both.. the 579 looks to be a pretty sweet Truck specd right tho..
     
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