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2007 T-800 new and unusable

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by Wawrecker, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Steve Frazier

    Steve Frazier Founder Staff Member

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    Very nice!!:thumbsup
     
  2. Ford LT-9000

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    The truck looks good :yup

    Atleast they got the frame fixed for ya now its time to make money with the truck. The only thing I see missing is a auto tarp :thumbsup
     
  3. Wawrecker

    Wawrecker Well-Known Member

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    A company I was with about 6-7 years ago used one on a simular truck and I found they were replacing the tarp alot due to the tarp getting cut frequently and it gave the driver no reason to get out of the cab and make sure the box was ready and clean.
     
  4. Ford LT-9000

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    I can see the tarp getting damaged. If all your hauling is heavy debris you really don't need a tarp.

    With the truck being a hooklift you can be a little more multi-purpose over a conventional rail rolloff.

    It will be curious how well the truck works out I have heard hooklifts don't have the pulling power like a conventional rails. All what we have out here and what I drove is conventional rails. Some of the 40 yard bins of soaking wet garbage was frigging heavy the poor truck struggled pulling the bins on.
     
  5. Jeff D.

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    She does look real good!!

    The only thing I can see that I might have a concern over is the stainless full fenders over the tandems. I had a set like them on my last truck. They looked very nice, and worked well, but developed cracks midpoint between the tandems, starting from the edges and working it's way towards the center on both sides. It may have been the center support on mine wasn't sturdy enough??

    I thought after I should've gotton the plastic ones. They don't look as nice, but are very durable.

    A minor concern for such a sweet looking rig.:thumbsup
     
  6. Ford LT-9000

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    The other problem with the stainless fender over the tandems is if the can tilts to either side you can bend the fender. Myself I would rather have a stainless fender they look better you can never have enough shiny stuff on a work truck :bouncegri
     
  7. Wawrecker

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    The bed is rated at 52,000lbs, Ive ran a chain system and a hooklift in the past and much prefer the hook. As far as versatility, you cant beat a hook. Since the bed ends at the end of the frame, we were able to put a dirt truck style hitch with a wet line to pull a pup and dump. The first run we made with it monday was with a Trailmax 3 axle tilt deck hauling our ex-200 Hitachi. Gross weight was just under 93,000lbs. It towed just fine. I struggled with plastic or aluminum fenders for a bit. I dont like how the plastic gets that ugly oxidised white look. New fender skins run $180.00 so I will just replace them as needed.
     
  8. CascadeScaper

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    Absolutely beautiful! I love T800's. It's going to be a long time before I ever get a sweet T800 like that! A contractor around here bought an older T800 from a demolition company in Seattle, Inner City Demoliton, ring a bell? Our local guy has been dropping 40 yard hook lift roll offs for us to dispose of some job waste, the system works extremely well. He can put 20,000# in each bin, running right around 90K gross with a pup. We're hauling steel pipe to Seattle to recycle it.
     
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    The one thing about the hooklift its pull on the bin and go no messing with the tie down chains on the end of the rails like on a conventional rail truck.

    You should get a flatdeck,gravel box,water tank for road watering and fire fighting and a bunch of bins.
     
  10. farmerted44

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    WOW !!!!
    are you happy with it?? a lot of trouble you had to deal with . congrats is in order ...... i would be in prison for shooting up a kross walker dealership!!1
     
  11. jazak

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    :thumbsup Very nice :thumbsup That hook lift must be very nice since you can switch and leave bodies at jobs.
     
  12. CAT ONLY

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    very nice:thumbsup
     
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    any action shots?
     
  14. thejdman04

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    Sorry to hear about your truck. It seems there is no quality control or pride in peoples work anymore. No one stands behind their product. I bought a new dump box for my brand new truck. One corner of the box is 2 1/2 inches higher then the other. I called the dealer who sold it to me, they said be glad thats all it is off. I welded the box on, the dealer said (i installed the box myself), if you want to cut the box off and well get you a new one you can, but the new one may be worse. They said usually we just bend the headache rack (cab protector) it make it appear level.
     
  15. Dualie

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    I would have went back there screaming and hollering. i would have been the loudest man in 5 counties.

    I have ZERO Patience for that lowest bidder crap anymore.

    this is how dump boxes SHOULD BE! http://www.roguetruckbody.com/
     
  16. CAT ONLY

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    Rouge makes the nicest boxes in my opinion.
     
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    I'd rather have a Reliance box over a Rogue!
     
  18. ddot430

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    give back and get a peterbilt:notworthy
     
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    You do know that Kenworths and Peterbilts are built in the same plants, right?
     
  20. Dualie

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    The T300 and the Pete 330 Medium duty trucks are the ONLY peterbilt/kenworth's built in in the same state. EVERY OTHER Peterbilt AND kenworth is made in separate plants.

    The Medium duty pete/Kw's are made up in canada.

    Peterbilt just announced that their closing there Tennessee plant. Denton, TX will remain open as the sole Peterbilt plant for the other model trucks.

    Paccar is the parent company of both manufacturers



    Everyone knows the Best peterbilts were built in california though:D