Saw this on a drop deck at the TA in Denton, TX

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  1. F4T6UY

    F4T6UY Medium Load Member

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    What application would this be used for? But my first thought is what’s it doing here? I thought these newer Cabovers were only in Europe and whatnot.

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  3. Roberts450

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  4. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Most likely that is a former EU test truck that will retire to either a KW or Peterbilt factory.
    They exchange some within the Paccar group.
    There are KW's and Pete's in Eindhoven.
     
  5. pavrom

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    I was driving one last week , scania , very comfortable !
     
  6. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    There are 2 things you need to look at in the use off the above posted truck.

    1°The cab is the smaller CF cab.
    Truck is designed and mostly used for daycab or 1 night out work.
    Evendough it has a raised floor in the middle,you can still stand up on it without hitting the roof.
    Has big cupboards above the windshield.

    Some el cheapo compagnies use them for being OTR.

    2° is the second steer axle.
    In most EU countries that truck is allowed 26 metric ton or 57320lbs.
    This gives it 2 general fields off application.
    The countries that have their max allowed tractor-trailer weight based on a max off 5 axles will used those for people who tend to be heavy at the front off the trailer.
    That is a small market for that truck.

    Then you have the part off the EU where the max weight is based upon 6 axle combo's (more in the north off the EU).
    That is it's natural habitat.

    PS that middle axle is a steered one.
    Daf doesn't make a non steered pusher.

    PPS
    That cab is on it's way out as are all present EU cab's.
    New laws are coming into effect which means cabs will get longer.
     
  7. F4T6UY

    F4T6UY Medium Load Member

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    Thank you for the reply.
     
  8. jason6541

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    I would go out a buy a Scalia longline if ever brought to US. I think that V8 would be great
     
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    Ironically, and you probably even know this, the Peterbilt factory is only a 5 or 10 minute drive down the road from the truck stop he took that pic at. They used to have another plant in Madison, TN but they killed it off about 15 years ago because it was union. Notice the tractor hauling it is a Pete. They always prefered their contract carriers coming in and out of there to be in Petes. Been in there a few times making deliveries 10-20 years ago sometimes driving a Pete and sometimes a Volvo.
     
  10. F4T6UY

    F4T6UY Medium Load Member

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    Yep, I had just delivered there before snapping that pic...in a Freightliner...that identifies as a Pete.
     
  11. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    On a side note.........how high can you be in Texas before you need a permit?
    The blue truck i would estimate at 12,5 feet.
     
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