Gordan trucks

Discussion in 'Gordon' started by Cw5110, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Cw5110

    Cw5110 Heavy Load Member

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    Hello everyone. I was wondering if Gordan had good trucks before they were bought out.
     
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    25(2)+2 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    The Smurf trucks were specced to run at the speeds Gordon allowed with higher ratios in the finals than most others you would find manufactured at the same time.

    They had Cummins ISX engines, the ones bought since the buyout are running Detroits.

    I see some being used by new owners, haven't talked to any of them, and there were literally dozens of them listed in every truck paper I have glanced at.
     
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  3. Cw5110

    Cw5110 Heavy Load Member

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    Thanks. Im looking into possibly buying one. I figured for the price that alot of the MHC dealers want it seemed too be a good deal.
     
  4. Stew209

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    They did have detriots but then switched back to cummins. The detriots are really smooth but the engine brake is very weak while the cummins has an amazing engine brake.
     
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    25(2)+2 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    One of the advantages to the variable geometry turbo was a more effective engine brake, the series 60 engines with voting also had a very effective engine brake, the Cascadia Evolution engine with the asymmetrical turbo also does, I am told.

    Not had good experience with the red engine, myself. Would never want to own one, in any make. That is for sure and for certain. Others feel differently, obviously.
     
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