Good truck for owner operator?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by krazzyboi_44, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. krazzyboi_44

    krazzyboi_44 Light Load Member

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    Whats the better truck for a owner operator a 579 perterbilt with a paccar mx engine or a international longstar with a cummins?
     
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  3. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

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    You potentially could get many different answers. Me i like to get a truck with a proven track record. Cab is personal preference. Just remember any used truck was usually traded in for a reason. Usually mechanical, but not always. If they say fleet maintained. .i say walk away. JMO.
     
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  4. mnmover

    mnmover Road Train Member

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    Out of all the trucks on sale, these are the only 2 you are considering? What type of hauling, location and many other questions need to asked first. Regardless don't forget to do a rigdig report, like a carfax for cars.
     
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  5. speedyk

    speedyk Road Train Member

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    The one that makes you happy to drive and you can work on.

    My experience with MX is it felt like it was burning too lean and the power band was engineered to appear better than it was in practice, there were flat spots.

    I haven't liked international cab design either, always hitting my head on something. But the prostar sleeper was better, to me, than the paccar ones I'd used, just didn't like the front part where I drove.

    If I was going o/o I'd buy a truck from an o/o who is retiring.
     
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  6. Spyro2112

    Spyro2112 Light Load Member

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    Cummings, stay far away from paccar
     
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  8. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Neither, millions of trucks out there, look again.
     
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  9. Daycabinit

    Daycabinit Bobtail Member

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    Whatever truck you buy, you will end up putting money into it. If you get a Pete or a kw with a cummins at least when it comes time sell it you’ll get something for it.
     
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  10. Concorde

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    Why?
     
  11. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    After all these years I still don't know what a cummings is. I guess maybe that's like a detroitg or a paccarg but I don't know.
     
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