Turbo Wing's Effect On Milage?

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Disturbed Canuck, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Disturbed Canuck

    Disturbed Canuck Light Load Member

    111
    5
    Mar 13, 2008
    Saskatoon, SK
    0
    Sales people are trying to tell me 10-20 percent guaranteed. Heh heh heh.

    Cheers
     
    Baack Thanks this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Les2

    Les2 Road Train Member

    5,150
    2,288
    Jul 25, 2008
    kicked back in my lazyboy...
    0
    Hold up! I wanna get the video camera out before someone tries this!!!:yes2557:

    I forgot to mention one thing, when my mpg's went up I was pulling a variety of trailers. All were tall but some were just vans and other were rail containers. That may be why my mpg's went up so much.

    Plus the fact that common sense tells you that running into a brick wall isn't good but going up a gradual incline is easier!
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2009
  4. Baack

    Baack Road Train Member

    15,294
    10,172
    May 24, 2007
    Wisconsin
    0
    I did read in land line a couple years ago the number 10%
    But I swear some of their articles are written for the advertisers
    Because if you took all their advice and did every thing they say to do and add up the percentage of savings
    Your truck would actually produce fuel not use it LOL
     
  5. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

    17,996
    35,640
    Sep 8, 2007
    Utah's DIXIE!
    0
    Come, come now fellas. We all know that sales people, and advertising NEVER LIE!:biggrin_25525:
     
  6. Les2

    Les2 Road Train Member

    5,150
    2,288
    Jul 25, 2008
    kicked back in my lazyboy...
    0
    Now that there is the statement of the year!!!:yes2557:

    You point out a salesperson who isn't lying and I'll point out the fact that they aren't breathing!
     
    Baack Thanks this.
  7. Luis

    Luis Medium Load Member

    662
    323
    Aug 10, 2008
    0
    A friend of ours was asking about these wings hes got a w900 a CAT 3406 500hp what will help his mpg's turbo wing or the regular kenworth wing from the older sleepers?
     
  8. starcommander

    starcommander Light Load Member

    I have a 1987 Starcar flat top and i put a wing on it and it brought my milage up around 1 mpg pulling vans. Put it on around 7 yrs ago at the cost of $2500. Had it done at HTS Western Star at 97 highway Ayr Ontario.
     

    Attached Files:

    • 08.JPG
      08.JPG
      File size:
      75 KB
      Views:
      1,558
    Disturbed Canuck and Baack Thank this.
  9. Disturbed Canuck

    Disturbed Canuck Light Load Member

    111
    5
    Mar 13, 2008
    Saskatoon, SK
    0
    How much did it cost you installed there commander?

    I feel like saluting my computer screen. :)

    Cheers
     
  10. starcommander

    starcommander Light Load Member

    It cost me about $2500.00 about 7 yrs ago. That was cost of wing and installation. Wish i could post the picture bigger. Sorry. Oh yes 1 other thing keep a good eye on the bolts that mount the wing to the supports on the roof. MY front mount bolts came out and the wing slid forward into my stacks-so for the few minutes it takes to check them would save a lot of greif. Them boogers are heavy.:biggrin_25525:
     
  11. Les2

    Les2 Road Train Member

    5,150
    2,288
    Jul 25, 2008
    kicked back in my lazyboy...
    0
    Click on the pic, it will get bigger.

    Another thing to keep in mind....don't buy one of these off of someone and just try to mount it. There are supposed to be brackets for the inside of the sleeper to keep from ripping the bolts out. I was told when you buy one they will ask what make/model of truck you have and give you the brackets to fit your truck.
     
    starcommander Thanks this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted