went to Avon...then to Sharon,Pa. Brought 2 coils back to Lynchburg. Talked to Frankie at Handy-he got out of a Western Star with a 550 cat into one of the new 386 Petes they just got,and he was not impressed. He didn't like the slower speed,lower h.p.(485 cummins isx),and mainly the way it rides. They look good though! He said it bounced like a cabover with the set-back front axle. I'd just be whining and crying about the lower horsepower if it was me,and Jeff already has one ordered. It's supposed to be in in October. I'm happy as a monkey on a 'nana boat with my 550 now that it's running right. Just running south or the rathole of the northeast,like a lot of the guys do, it wouldn't make much difference,but running Ohio and western Pa. like I do most of the time that extra power is really nice to have.Especially loaded heavy both ways,usually 45,000+.
Then I was off to Zelienople,Pa. with a load of kyanite and went over to Malta,Oh. and picked up a load of small cement mixers and miscelaneous equipment that went with them to deliver in Vinton,Va. Monday. This was a pretty light load,but there's no good way to get to Malta,Oh. from anywhere,and it was very tight getting to the place where I loaded.Still haven't gotten the dump valve replaced on the trailer.