How to make a truck lighter

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Blkcowboy, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Surfer Joe

    Surfer Joe Heavy Load Member

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    Stay away from the corn dogs and all those fancy, xtra large fake sugared styrofoamed topped iced coffee drinks.
    If you can drop 20 or 30 pounds, think of all the fuel you'll save over the course of the rest of your driving career.
     
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  3. Blkcowboy

    Blkcowboy Light Load Member

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    lol sounds like its bottles up for u today
     
  4. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

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    Okay aluminum air tanks aluminum cross members aluminum hubs aluminum 5th wheel is think disk brakes are lighter do you really need passenger seat aluminum wheels 22.5 tires single exhaust system weed burner is lighter yet. It's not as cool looking but lighter
     
  5. Blkcowboy

    Blkcowboy Light Load Member

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    i will ask about it it monday but im leaning towards a diffrent truck either a 579 or 567 going to run every possible option to the sales rep and see what he says
     
  6. cat13

    cat13 Light Load Member

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    2004 Columbia 215" wb. At the time of the weight it had full steel fenders and a 36" steel toolbox, that's it. Probably about 17k now without those. Basic everything on it. 22.5 Steel wheels, 40k rears and a c13
     
  7. rolls canardly

    rolls canardly Road Train Member

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    I have a 06 Freightliner 26,000GVW Rollback that's 18,800 Lbs. empty.
    Are you guys serious?
    Tractors can really weigh that little?
    Add that to the list; Another thing I learned on here.
     
  8. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

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    I have 2016 Columbia with a2017 dry box and can load 48000 with half tanks. Don't want to but can to get out of a bad freight areas
     
  9. RERM

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    Dump the 2 spare tires, get twin 100 gal fuel tanks, and get a flat top instead of Studio Sleeper....
     
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  10. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    my sig pic is 29,700 with me in it. Alum/steel combo, full of chains and racks. I only fill one tank. 120gal at a time. I'm only 26,400 with wilson hopper
    Now with van trailers that changes a lot, plate side I'm like 31 and change. Think I'm gonna go back to a sheet and post trailer and spring suspension. Went back to spring on hopper and I will never get another air ride hopper again. 2000 classic 12.7l, 13speed. 58 inch mid roof.
     
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  11. ShooterK2

    ShooterK2 Road Train Member

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    Why do ya like the spring ride better on the hopper?
     
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