Trucking in North America vs around the world

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Bean Jr., Oct 26, 2017.

  1. spsauerland

    spsauerland Road Train Member

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    LOL, looks like her toes went through the front a couple times when trying to slide in!
     
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  3. daf105paccar

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    Not showing the whole story......................you should mention the higher DEF/Ad-Blue usage because those engines have hardly any EGR.

    Or the problems Volvo's have with the DEF/Ad-Blue system.
     
  4. nevesu

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    Sorry, you are wrong this time, I-save uses 1l/100 km just like Dafs. Older engines yes, 2l/100 or above.

    And I had more problems with adblue on dafs (nox sensors) than Volvos.
     
  5. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Sorry but i don't agree.
    I have a friend with a mixed fleet(Daf,Volvo,Renault and MAN).
    Basicly all run around the same cost per mile.
    Some use less diesel but use more DEF,some have higher diesel consumption but less DEF.
    Biggest factor is the driver.
    Those with lead in their foot cost the most per mile.

    But if you are so happy with Volvo's....................keep buying them.:)
     
  6. 98989

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    We should mention that nox sensors were problem on earlier generation of all trucks, they come from same suppliers.

    Other thing is that price of adblue in places like Poland cost about 0.25eur/L.
     
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  7. spsauerland

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  8. nevesu

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    I had both Dafs and Volvos. Sold Volvos at 450k - never a single issue with Adblue. Fact, they were using about 2l/100km, both those where older engines.
    Dafs like I said I replaced nox sensors few times, and it was the same story on XF105.

    The greatest thing about I-save Volvos is they really limit driver factor. Doesn't really matter that much who is driving (as long as he uses CC), terrain, weight, they are really good on fuel on monthly, yearly average.
     
  9. Cat sdp

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    Boo…….


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  10. 98989

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    I think for garbage truck, BEV makes much more sense
     
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