Medium Duty, or Full size semi

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by pressure_welder, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. pressure_welder

    pressure_welder Bobtail Member

    12
    5
    Nov 3, 2018
    0
    I hear you on that one, I am in Brandon Manitoba, however spend quite a bit of time traveling in northern Manitoba, first thing that happened to my 6.7 ram was a delete. But you are correct, a pre emissions truck would be the thing to look for. If you don't mind me asking what year did they implement emissions equipment in the heavy truck world? I believe it was 2010.5 for pickup world if memory serves.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Colt6920

    Colt6920 Light Load Member

    172
    255
    Apr 28, 2017
    0
    Emissions started in MY 2007 for heavy duty.
     
  4. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

    1,917
    3,303
    Oct 21, 2017
    Driving my recliner
    0
    Dpf started to ‘07, urea was added in ‘10. These are U.S. standards, i would assume Canada was the same
     
  5. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    24,147
    120,408
    Jul 7, 2015
    Canuckistan
    0
    Yep. Same here as up here. EGR came in around 2003 or 2004 I think.
     
  6. pressure_welder

    pressure_welder Bobtail Member

    12
    5
    Nov 3, 2018
    0
    so I imagine one would be smart to look at a 2005-2007 ? or delete it.
     
  7. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    18,318
    80,513
    Dec 18, 2011
    Michigan
    0
    DO you know about this thread?

    2001 fl80 Freightliner for a welding rig?

    I would look over at that Forum for ideas.

    However I have been selling trucks that are no longer in my fleet, one truck I just sold this morning was a 1999 Mack with a pete sleeper, the new owner will be using that for a welding rig to use out in the oil fields. The truck needs a new hood and a bunch of other maintenance items but it had a box on it which the previous owner took off, so it is a 280 inch WB.

    I don't have any more like that but they are around. The age won't matter for you, I would not get anything with any emissions on it and seeing you are on paper up there, you won't need to worry about ELD and that other crap we deal with. Like the link has in it, the guy used an FL-70 which can have a GVW of 32000 lbs and can haul a fifth wheel behind it without an issue. There are FL-120s which is basically a tractor made for city freight. These are cheap and easy to find.

    Not trying to talk you out of your choices you listed, but ...
     
    Lepton1 Thanks this.
  8. pressure_welder

    pressure_welder Bobtail Member

    12
    5
    Nov 3, 2018
    0
    that's awesome thankyou for the tips and the thread. No ill take any and all advice you guys have to give!
     
  9. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

    4,299
    17,419
    Dec 8, 2017
    0
    Weight-wise a single axle would work, but single axle especially air ride are notoriously terrible for getting stuck even on gravel.

    You can probably get a single axle that both Wheels lock but a tandem axle with all four wheels locking would be the best option.

    I have seen some construction sites that look like the only thing you could get in there with is a bulldozer. If you are going to go into random construction sites not knowing what condition they are in you need a truck that can handle that in my opinion if that's what you're doing.

    Either all four wheels locking or Hendrickson is really best. Or Hendrickson or rubber block that all four wheels lock but like I said earlier that Hendrickson and especially that rubber block suspension will beat the heck out of you going down the road.
     
    Lepton1 Thanks this.
  10. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

    3,685
    5,767
    Jan 17, 2017
    0
    After seeing the responses here, and the clarifications as to what is wanted by the OP, I second the idea of finding a used expediter tractor with a large sleeper, then ripping off part of all of the cargo box and fabricating platform for tools and welder. Some expediter trucks already have heavy pintle hitches. You may not need a fifth wheel hitch at all unless you already have a significant investment in an expensive gooseneck. Installing a 5th wheel on a chassis that never has had one might be tricky though, considering that drilling or cutting into a truck frame is usually not a good idea.
     
  11. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

    4,299
    17,419
    Dec 8, 2017
    0
    If the cost of adding a sleeper is too much, you could find a standard tractor with a sleeper and swap the air ride for a Hendrickson.

    I would imagine a set of late model air ride is probably somewhere around the value of a late model Hendrickson. If you could do the work yourself, it might not cost you very much.

    That is, if you are concerned about being able to get into very muddy bad places.
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted