Road test of cabover Kenworth versus cabover Volvo

Discussion in 'Trucker Videos' started by Ozdriver, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. Ozdriver

    Ozdriver Heavy Load Member

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    Probably most truckers in North America have never seen a cabover Kenworth or cabover Volvo. But we have plenty of them in Australia for our B Double (B Train) market where overall length is restricted to 26 meters (85.3'). These B Doubles are mainly on the populated eastern seaboard where most people live. They gross out to 62.5 tonnes or just under 138,000 lb.
    This is a video that one of our truck magazines made, quite professionally done I thought.

     
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  3. WesternEmpire

    WesternEmpire Medium Load Member

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    I'm in the minority here in the states, but I'd love to see K200's here.
     
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    Busasamurai Light Load Member

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    I would drive it . KW that is...
     
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    ethos Road Train Member

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    Interesting, I always wondered what they would look like if cabovers had continued. I didn't know Kenworth made them anymore. Learn something everyday.
     
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  6. Ozdriver

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    They've been made in right hand drive at Kenworth's Australian factory since they were introduced here in the '60s.
    The new K200 is far superior to the old shakers you guys would have driven in the States in the '70s.
     
  7. Ozdriver

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    Yeah, the Volvos have got a ridiculously small bunk and are overly complicated. The KW is #1 seller here for a reason.
     
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  8. Cat sdp

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    Does Mack have a player in the Cabover market down there?

    I kinda like the titian...


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    I know their basically a volvo...
     
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  9. Ozdriver

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    They used to have the Ultraliner years ago, but no they don't have cabovers here anymore. Freightliner has got the Argosy cabover here so that's two American cabovers that we have.
     
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  10. Busasamurai

    Busasamurai Light Load Member

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    Just wish they was available in the states.
     
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  11. WesternEmpire

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    We can still get the Argosy here in the US and Canada as a glider kit.
     
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