Pete vs freightliner vs KW

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  1. Wespipes

    Wespipes Heavy Load Member

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    I dont really care about "looks" more about performance reliability and mpg But heres pics of the 3 img.jpeg-2.jpg img.jpeg-1.jpg img.jpeg.jpg
     
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  3. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh definitely the Pete then, hands down. :cool: :D
     
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  4. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    How come only 1 has a 500,000 mile warranty?
     
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  5. Wespipes

    Wespipes Heavy Load Member

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    I think the FL is the only one who purchased the extended warranty?
     
  6. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Can't you buy an extra 100,000 miles on the Cummins for 4 or 5 thousand?

    They call it Encore.
     
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  7. Wespipes

    Wespipes Heavy Load Member

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    Yes if I was to go the KW or pete route. I'd buy an extended warranty with it
     
  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    From a business man's perspective, this isn't even a hard choice.

    Which has the lowest cost of operation?

    Which can be serviced just about anywhere?

    Paccar doesn't offer that kind of warranty like shaker does. And the Encore is for the engine and after treatment, that's it.

    Funny thing about truck driving, I cross paths with probably a 1,000 or more of them a day, and couldn't begin to tell you what even one driver looks like.
     
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  9. Wespipes

    Wespipes Heavy Load Member

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    That's definitely the appeal to me for FL. When the warranty expires. I'll be looking to trade it in and get get another
     
  10. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    The pete.

    Forget the freightliner. Shes too runt. (Its nice but eh....)

    KW needs some reworking on that frame back there ugh. It's nice but its the Pete for me in the end despite the automatic.

    If I was loaded with it reaching to shift upgrade and auto shifts correctly and on time then it's all good. If the auto does not do it right and gets all slushy then it's not for me.
     
  11. mtoo

    mtoo Road Train Member

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    My knowledge of engines end with the 6NZ, my knowledge of trucks end with 2003 Pete.

    All I can contribute is, never a freightshaker. Think resale, or what will the truck be like with 1.5 - 2 million miles on it, if you decide to run it forever (that's when life gets less stressful and more profitable)
     
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