Used Volvo 760 buying advice!! Regarding HP and Warranty.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Aju Mohan, Nov 22, 2023.

  1. Aju Mohan

    Aju Mohan Bobtail Member

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    Im trying to get a used volvo 760 and got confused which to select out of two.

    I would be hauling goods around 30,000pounds on dry vans, and every rarely 40,000. Daily 500miles, and will be used by single driver. Would do around 135,000 miles an year. And Im not planning to change the truck in near future.
    Im at Detroit location, and will be driving to London, ON to east and till Greensburg, IN and not a daily home run. Yes, I do have to face snow. So my 2 options are below.

    1. 2020 760 425HP, 2.64 ratio, has APU, No diff lock - only inter axle. 400,000 miles, Factory warranty for engine till 500,000 miles.
    Base model - no upper bunk ladder, not a lot of other features like reclining bed and all.
    Price: USD 73,000.

    2. 2020 760 455HP, 2.64 ratio, no APU, has full locks. 543,000 miles, EP2 & EATS warranty untill 745,000 miles.
    Model is high end below Globetrotter.
    Price: USD 60,000.

    Im really confused as each one has its own pros and cons. Will be great if you guys can help me out!

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2023
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  3. BobO1176

    BobO1176 Light Load Member

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    #2 for sure if it’s in good shape.
     
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  4. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Road Train Member

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    Your on flat ground so a good set of winters tires should be fine on number1 . Number 2 you need to check engine hours to see how much idling it did. For those prices I’d want a full ecm printout to see engine history aka a Emissions nightmare.
     
  5. Aju Mohan

    Aju Mohan Bobtail Member

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    Thanks, but EP2 and EATS warranties should just cover that rite..
     
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  6. Siinman

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    Are both the D13TC or or D13? What do they have on work history? Break down of shop time? Has either been taken care of on maintenance? Lot's of basic questions that need to be answer to get the correct truck if comparing just the two.
     
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  7. 86scotty

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    Very important ^^^. I'd steer clear of a D13TC.

    I like the sound of #2 if idle hours aren't really high. But I just bought a high idle hours 21 model and a good warranty.

    Don't put a $12k APU on it. Add a bunk heater and a sensible driver and try to keep the idle hours low.
     
  8. snowwy

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    The more tires you can lock in. The better. Too bad they don't make full locks plus inter as standard.

    More horses the better. Every truck I've driven with more power has gotten better economy then the weaker trucks I've driven. They also make your journeys shorter. Less fuel consumed.
     
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  9. Elroythekid

    Elroythekid Road Train Member

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    Warranty doesnt cover downtime. Any emissions engine that had a ton of idling engine hours is, and should be a deal breaker. It's the worst you can do to them. I am looking at a newer truck also and had a line on a low mileage 780, 2016, only has 400k on it, BUT, 23,000 engine hours. Price was right, I still passed. Way too much idle time.
     
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  10. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    High idle hours would be common for local work.

    Any tanker truck that requires the truck to operate the tank. For instance.
     
  11. BobO1176

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    I wouldn’t ignore the high idle trucks too much, throwing a DPF filter in the oven is under a $1000, nox sensors etc several hundred. Idling means no wear on the actual truck and driveline too. That said, I don’t idle if I don't have to.
     
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