Which Pete 579 would you go with?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by shostoppa, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. shostoppa

    shostoppa Bobtail Member

    47
    11
    Sep 27, 2018
    Atlanta, Ga
    0
    Looking at two Pete 579s

    I like the red one cause it has the 500Hp but it’s set up for flat bed. So I would need to remove the ramps to get it to dry van specs but mileage is high and they want 38,500 which seems super high.

    the Blue Pete offers a espar bunk heater but less horse power at 455.

    I’m leaning towards the blue one cause less mileage and cheaper and bunk heater will make a difference.
    I pull dry van average lord for me is 25-30k I run Midwest and southwest mostly with my own authority

    https://www.truckpaper.com/listings/trucks/for-sale/198128063/2015-peterbilt-579


    https://www.dobbspeterbilt.com/inve...terbilt - Use This One&settingscrmid=16329589
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

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

  3. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

    5,395
    26,188
    Nov 1, 2017
    The Sticks, Idaho
    0
    To me the heavier specs of the red one make it more valuable to me... And it's only about 100k difference in mileage. That 13,200 steer axle is nice to have so you can put over 12k on the steers... I am constantly pushing 12,500 or better on my steers when I'm grossed out at 78k+

    Bunk heaters are cheap and easy install... I wouldnt buy a truck based on that at all.
     
    Cowboyrich and 77fib77 Thank this.
  4. shostoppa

    shostoppa Bobtail Member

    47
    11
    Sep 27, 2018
    Atlanta, Ga
    0

    Thanks for your input there.
     
  5. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

    1,159
    1,441
    Feb 2, 2015
    0
    Use the filters on Truck Paper and spec the truck exactly the way you want it.
     
  6. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    16,548
    68,446
    Dec 18, 2011
    Michigan
    0
    Test both of them and the one with better results... buy.
     
    magoo68 and 77fib77 Thank this.
  7. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

    3,337
    5,104
    Jun 11, 2011
    st malo mb canada
    0
    I didn’t see you mention that the blue on is 6x2 does that setup work for you.
     
    Casimir66 Thanks this.
  8. shostoppa

    shostoppa Bobtail Member

    47
    11
    Sep 27, 2018
    Atlanta, Ga
    0
    The 6 by 2 wasn’t go work but they sold the truck now
     
    magoo68 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