KW automatic transmission question

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by GYPSY65, Sep 26, 2021.

  1. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Heavy Load Member

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    I currently have a 2021 Paccar 12spd auto
    Pros and cons Vs my previous 13-18 speeds

    Looking at a 2018 KW with the 13spd auto with 550HP

    Any known issues or is this as good as any other?
     
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    Spyro2112 Medium Load Member

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    Ffx95 Road Train Member

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    Is the transmission giving you problems? I love the paccar auto on these newer trucks. Changes gears much smoother than the Eatons.
     
  5. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Heavy Load Member

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    I have a 2021 and the auto is fine most of the time

    I’m looking to sell this truck and looking at a different one that is 2018 with the 13auto

    Just wondering if that 2018 has any issues
     
  6. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Heavy Load Member

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    I didn’t mean good as it’s the best thing since sliced bread

    I meant good as it’s no better or worse than all the rest

    I’m not a fan of the auto but it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to find a truck spec’d the way you want unless you order it yourself

    I have looked into ordering a new one and several models I checked on all are over a year out and won’t even price the truck as parts are going up weekly

    Looking for a big bunk and even ARI has gone up twice this year and told me they are booking into 3rd quarter which is a year from now
     
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  7. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    It’s probably the Eaton which is not even in the same ball park as the Endurant 12 speed.

    Sort of like a college team trying to play a pro team IMO.
     
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