Why North American trucks are better than euro!

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

  1. nevesu

    nevesu Medium Load Member

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    Never heard about it.

    Mine seem to work troublefree for now (200000 km).

    Really adblue system can be problematic, some sensors maybe, drivetrain is generally considered bulletproof.
     
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  2. spsauerland

    spsauerland Road Train Member

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    Pretty common issue in NA. Just search Volvo injector cup on this site. Everyone I know with a Mack MP motor (Volvo) has had injector and cup issues including both in our fleet.
     
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  3. bavarian

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    I think, the issues should be solved now, since they switched to common rail. I would assume, they redesigned the whole head.
     
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  4. spsauerland

    spsauerland Road Train Member

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    They didn't redesign the head. It's an updated Delphi common rail with three unit injectors supplying rail under valve cover. I have heard of cup issues already.
     
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  5. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Needs higher quality DEF / Ad Bue.
     
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  6. nevesu

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    I have 0 problems myself. But it's quite common as much as i've heard.
     
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  8. Cat sdp

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    Can’t understand why every truck has a sleeper......

    If length and weight are so important over there a day cab would fit right in......

    There are some of us that never sleep in a truck......:-/
     
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  9. 98989

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    timber truck drivers always need sleeper cab and very few will buy without.
    you need space for rainsuit, need space to change clothes and spare clothes.
    they often take nap while waiting.
    length is not so important, we dont use our full allowed length for timber trucks.
    in germany they save every cm of space to get longer bodies
    weight is about 100-150kg over short cab, depending on brand

    EDIT: volvo dont offer FH with day cab, only FM or FMX
     
  10. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    I'm at home every day and i have a sleeper in which i can standup with a rooftop airco.:)

    Enddump trucks which are paid by tonnage all have sleepers.


    Hell,even some LTL local drivers have a (small) sleeper.

    It could be because we have higher gross weights the little extra weight off the sleeper is not important

    ps resale value off a daycab is near zero.
    Nobody will buy those.
     
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