Drummerboy2000 Posted April 11, 2010 Share Posted April 11, 2010 I am new to the Mack world and am struggling to understand the model numbers as well as what truck to buy. I own a 12ton backhoe and need to move it fairly regularly as well as needing to haul material. I have found a 1985 R600 six wheeler for around $8500 with 430,000 miles and looks to need a couple of grand worth of work. I believe it turns out around 300hp. I have also found an 1985 R611t six wheeler with 135,000 miles with low gears for a bit more money but it sounds well taken care of. It was a state truck. I am wondering if the R611t was typically purchased by municipalities and don't know if that would be a wise choice. I like the low mileage but I'm sure weather to stay away from state trucks. The current owner sounds like he has taken care of the truck and is now retired and doesn't run the truck much. If anyone has any thoughts it would be much appreciated. Thanks,Garth Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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