This is like starting trucking all over on my first day!

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by A Bug, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    No, this definitely had a Paccar under the hood, because I was looking forward to seeing how one of those smaller Cummins motors would do, only to be disappointed when I went to check the oil.

    I think it was a PX-7....
     
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  3. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Road Train Member

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    Nope it’s a Cummins, and a far as I know it’s the exact block and head as your Dodge just with some Paccar crap on it and a few items in different places.
     
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  4. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I know my Ram would’ve certainly outpulled this thing. Why did it say Paccar on the valve cover then? o_O
     
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  5. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Road Train Member

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    Because it’s Paccar rebranded
     
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  6. Razororange

    Razororange Road Train Member

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    Cummins builds the PX7 and PX9 for paccar.

    The MX11 and MX13 are built by Paccar.
     
  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Didn’t know that....

    Anyway, suffice to say I wasn’t particularly impressed. Might’ve been the transmission that made the operating speed jump all over the place.
     
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  8. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Road Train Member

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    Yes the transmission would be the culprit in that. It’s probably more powerful than you think. The 6.7 in your Dodge doesn’t have near the parasitic draw that is in that engine in that truck.
     
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  9. Razororange

    Razororange Road Train Member

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    We have a Pete 337 with a C7 and a newer Pete 347 with the PX7. Both have Allison transmissions. Neither of them can get out of their own way. Drop 30K on the deck and you could probably walk up the hill faster.

    I've driven the 337 once when we were short a guy for a day and it sucked. Thing could barely do 70mph empty.

    Got back in my truck and felt like a racecar in comparison.
     
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  10. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Road Train Member

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    They are definitely to small for most applications, the 6.7 in the dodge wouldn’t be any better.
     
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  11. booley

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    Wait! I thought if you have a Conestoga, you just close it up and don't have to chain and strap...;);)

    How many times did you turn the wheel the wrong way while backing up?
     
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