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Daddys Little Girl


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im new to this and not real sure what im doing but i have a question about air ride vs. camelback pros and cons. is it true that air ride trucks tend to get stuck more often than camelback . we have dump trucks they were my fathers and he passed away from cancer 2 years ago there are so many questions i wish i had asked him. my mother and myself now are trying to run the business and i never dreamed i would have to be the truck buyer. i was always daddy's little girl i wish i had paid more attention. my dad loved R model Macks . we have that model truck to thank for our business and sucess today. he also liked CH613's we have one camelback and 2 air ride and we where considering turning one of the air rides into a dumptruck. but we have always had camelbacks so if any of you have any comments please let me know thank you

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Welcome to the site first off, and sorry to hear about your loss. Most dump trucks are spring suspension, but on the occasion you see one with an air ride. I don't think the truck will get stuck up because of air ride, the air ride is just for a cushier ride. Maybe somebody else will have a better opinion over mine though. Good luck with your business decisions. Try posting this question in the forum under "Driveline & Suspension". Good Luck

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In my experience the camelback is the best for off road. it has a lot more travel up or down which lets the wheels stay with better ground contact than air ride will.

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In my experience the camelback is the best for off road. it has a lot more travel up or down which lets the wheels stay with better ground contact than air ride will.

sorry to here of your fathers passing. it all depends on what type of work u are doing with your truck. camelback susp. is the best type for off road wet and dry work. if you are on road all the time air ride is alot smoother for you and the truck. if the truck is set up correctly for air ride the air will let out much faster allowing each axle to contact the ground faster,giving more traction. you will not have the same weight per duals as you will with camel back. my DM690 mack will push mud with the front axle and drag the rears in wet ground. (i still do get stuck now and then ) in air ride you couldnt even get that far

good luck ( Don) GreenGiant 2

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