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Fancy Low Rider Log Trucks

Discussion in 'Forestry Operations' started by Birken Vogt, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. check

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    We have to realize the main beneficiary of limited vehicle lifespan is bankers. If everything we buy lasts the same length of time as the payments, bankers get to charge interest on money "issued" by the Federal Reserve (not their own money, not depositors money). The bankers are greater beneficiaries than the manufacturers themselves.
    Also of note is the fact that none of the manufacturers truly compete. If they did, one would make vehicles that lasted and put the others out of business.
     
  2. Truck Shop

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    Somehow I doubt bankers are smart enough to manipulate the manufacture of vehicles or equipment to their benefit. And the theory of building vehicles to last, well the real money
    is in OEM parts sales and dealer service. That's the reason for proprietary parts and keeping repair info reined in. And truck sales-Freightliner has 33% of the market.
     
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    Why disc brakes on the steers?
     
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    The disc on steer axle seems to have a good life span, why? I can't answer that as of now. But I have a feeling it has to do with the fact it is running in less road dust and grime as the axles behind it,
    plus the caliper is more open and it plus rotor have a better cool air supply.
     
  5. mitch504

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    better life than 5" drums?
     
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    Probably about the same, best guess. The steer axle always has a better life span on brakes.
     
  7. mitch504

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    Yeah, I have usually seen 3-4 times more life than drives
     
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    The company I drive for now seems to retire their trucks at about a million miles currently they are getting rid of anything with any emissions past egr and also anything that’s not a 60 series Detroit
     
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    I love disc on all axles!
     
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    You will until you have to start spending for major parts.
     
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    Uh oh, spill the beans Mr.
     
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