Just bought 3 Peterbilt 587 Trucks. Any Issues?

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  1. trulytex

    trulytex Light Load Member

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    I Just bought 3 Peterbilt 587 Sleeper Trucks from a Large Trucking Company. Here are the Particulars:
    Model Year: 2014
    Engine: Paccar MX13
    Trans: 10 Speed Manual
    Mileage: all around 700,000
    Purchase Price: $16,000 each
    Condition: Trucks are very clean.
    I am asking for the benefit of some of the Forum Members' Experience with these trucks at this general mileage range. I am using them to run local in South Florida hauling Milk Tankers to Miami, Orlando and Tampa Areas. No out of state or OTR work. What should I be on the lookout for? How are the Paccar Engines, I have never owned any? Is this a Troublesome year model? These are also the first DEF Trucks I have owned as well. I am interested in the observed Strengths as well as Weaknesses. Software Problems? I was told that they are 1.3 Million Mile engines. Thanks in Advance.
     

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  2. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    Told by who? The seller?
     
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  3. trulytex

    trulytex Light Load Member

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    No. A friend of mine that runs a Trucking company
     
  4. Truemac

    Truemac Light Load Member

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    A bit late to start asking these questions after signing the purchase agreement.

    700k is a lot or miles for a used emissions motor. As with any motor, how reliable it is will depend on how well it was taken care of. On top of the usual items (regular PM's, oil changes, etc.), the big thing to have done in an emissions motor is to have that DPF filter cleaned if the previous owner hasn't.

    I dont have personal experience with the Paccar motors, but opinions seemed mixed reading around the forums. I'd always been under the impression that the only reason the 587 lasted as long as it did was because it was the only truck Peterbilt offered with a fullsize condo sleeper.

    Best of luck.
     
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    Paccar good motor. Are guys taking def off down there?
     
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  7. REO6205

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    Find a good source for parts and a good mechanic. With that many miles you'll be looking at new accessories...alternators, pumps, belts, hoses, drive train...before too long.
    If you have the maintenance history for each truck and an oil analysis it might help you get a better idea of what might be needed now and what might go wrong in the near future.
    Try to pick drivers that know how to do minor mechanical chores and who won't mistreat the trucks.
     
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  9. trulytex

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    Yes, costs around $3,000. Well worth it!
     
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