The Truckers’ Report flatbed Hall of Shame.

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by MACK E-6, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. RollinThunderVet

    RollinThunderVet Medium Load Member

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    yea the 780 was 16500 empty
    the big bunks(77-86) are usually 220-240, the 60-70in bunks are around 210
    look at the old 670/640 series, cascadia 113s, and prostars..... youll even seee some 205 inches lol
     
  2. RollinThunderVet

    RollinThunderVet Medium Load Member

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    no doubt. some truck stops are tiiiiight. it can be a pita when your over 78ft long..lol
    then again, its fun to watch the short wheelbase guys get jacknifed trying to go 90+ degrees
     
  3. old iron

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    It's working real good. I need to rig up some shocks on it for running empty. Loaded it's smooth as silk, but empty it'll get to bouncing.
    The next project is a set of rollers so I can jump it on the truck frame rails when empty.
     
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  4. BackwoodsGA

    BackwoodsGA Light Load Member

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    Agreed.Well said.
     
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  5. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Road Train Member

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    How are you measuring wheelbase? I don’t think you could even get a 70” sleeper on a 210” wheelbase frame. What was your wheelbase?
     
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  6. Oxbow

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    Definitely not apples to apples.
     
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  7. RollinThunderVet

    RollinThunderVet Medium Load Member

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    Those arent my trucks. I just remember from when I was shopping for trucks. My 780 was 231.
    Heres a 670, with a 70" high top, on a 213 wb
    https://www.truckpaper.com/listings/trucks/for-sale/47885505/2016-volvo-vnl64t670
    Heres a 70" on a 206wb
    https://www.truckpaper.com/listings/trucks/for-sale/33011171/2009-peterbilt-386
     
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  8. RollinThunderVet

    RollinThunderVet Medium Load Member

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    Lord no, but even before I added the headache rack and side boxes, she was still almost 4k heavier.
    Scale weight from factory was 18,867.
    Volvo was 15,133.
    The two trucks are night and day.
     
  9. Oxbow

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    I was getting at 15l vs 13l, 40K vs 46K, etc. Not the same critter.
     
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  10. johndeere4020

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    That Pete is NOT 206”. I’m dead in the water so looked it up. On a 386 with a 70 bunk the distance from the centerline of the front axle to the back of the sleeper is 149.1”. It has 11R22.5 which have a diameter of 40.5”, assuming a 52” drive spread the distance from center of bogie to the front of the front drive tire would be 46”. So 46” plus 149” is 195”, so for that to be true there would only be 10” from the drive tire to the back of the bunk. There’s a lot more than 10” from the bunk to the tires. Not sure about the Volvo I can’t find the dimensions, it might be 216” I can’t tell.
     
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