Taking the plunge. My journey as an O/O.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Farmerbob1, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Cat sdp

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    Got some good news for the 12 speed auto, 2.xx crowd....

    my KW sales person tells me the ev version of the 680 is at least a 100K upgrade over a regular hwy spec truck.....

    the fun begins....

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  3. Midwest Trucker

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    Wait a sec... I run x15 with endurant 12 2.79. I thought you said good news? :X
     
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  4. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    Wow. KW is speccing highway trucks with electric drives now? I need to look at that. The fuel savings on a hybrid diesel electric with regenerative braking could be enormous.
     
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  5. snowwy

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    England already has em. Hybrids.
     
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  6. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    Well, I have hit a new cold record for me, I think.

    Shut down in Sidney, NE and the temperature is -24 NOT including wind chill.

    Leaving the lights on tonight so the truck will start more often due to battery draw.
     
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  7. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    You are not idling but keeping the lights on? Never heard of that. I have a truck in Iowa headed for NE and he’s idling at -8. I’d be #### concerned if he was shut off right now.

    You must have the opti idle? Makes more sense now that I think about it in that regard.
     
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  8. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    Yup, it's an opti-idle truck. It's supposed to stay running in temps below -10, but the outside temp thermometer on the truck always reads a bit warm. It's showing -5, but I guarantee the oil pan is much colder.
     
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  9. dngrous_dime

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    I haven't asked the shop what temp mine is supposed to idle at, but personal rule, I idle at 0 and below, fuel treatment or not. I only run fuel treatment if it's supposed to be below 15, and then Opti Idle keeps everything nice and warm.
     
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  10. terryt

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    never shut off below zero only asking for problems plus your in line for service behind all the other froze up trucks. Little bit of fuel cost is not worth the big bucks it will cost later
     
  11. snowwy

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    I've always ran mine at 20 or below.

    That's about the point the Espar quits working unless the fuel is good enough for colder. I've gotten lucky with a few 10* but nothing colder.
     
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