Which Brand

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Zanadu, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. Zanadu

    Zanadu Bobtail Member

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    I don't want to start a semi truck version of the Ford/Chevy debate so that is not what this is about. I am asking about general pros and cons between the various major brands. For example which brand tends to get the best MPG, which has the quietest cab generally, which has the most room, etc. Just general things that make one brand better or worse over another.
     
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    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Between the two I'd go with the Ford. Last time I drove a new Chevy it had 50k miles and rattled like a tin can inside.
     
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  4. Chinatown

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    Volvo for the big rig. Most comfortable and quiet truck I've ever driven.
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  5. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Medium Load Member

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    Looking at new or used?

    Resale a factor?

    What type of trailer do you pull and how fast do you like to run?

    I have a new Peterbilt ultra loft and for being a pig with lipstick it works fine
    Fit and finish is decent. Resale decent. MPG decent but would be better if I ran 65-67 ish
    I like the hoods but at the end of the day this is just a hammer in my tool box

    They’re all starting to look the same so that shouldn’t be a big decision maker so I would lean towards resale. Fit and finish and service locations such as KW Peterbilt and Freightliners all seem to be easy to find a shop
     
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  6. Zanadu

    Zanadu Bobtail Member

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    I just read a post in the classified section and I did not want to hijack his sales thread but he was selling a single seat for $4,000 - To me this seems hard to believe. Do semi truck seats really cost that much and are they all the same or?.
     
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    GYPSY65 Medium Load Member

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    Another thing

    Your mpg and mine will be very different on exact same trucks

    Your foot has a lot to do with Mpg
     
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    GYPSY65 Medium Load Member

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    A seat like that might be one of the Boston ( I think the brand ) seats
    I looked at them but at the time they were Bose and selling to Boston whoever

    I have a Minimizer Yada yada and it was just over $2,000
     
  9. Zanadu

    Zanadu Bobtail Member

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    Maybe I am considering the wrong career choice then. Should I skip getting my CDL and start a seat manufacturing business for semi trucks..lol The profit margin has to be insane.
     
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  10. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Medium Load Member

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    No!

    I don’t think you’re on the wrong path but just don’t be too quick to make a bad decision such as wrong company. No funds etc
     
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  11. Chinatown

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    Good advice!
     
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