other dog Posted October 21, 2011 Share Posted October 21, 2011 Guess ol' otherdog won't be picked on for driving a 2006 Peterbilt 379 EXHD with a 550 Cat and 18 speed anymore- ha!! I took a last picture of it today- don't worry Ed, I have lots of pictures of it to post periodically!Now I get to drive this- hasn't even been lettered yet.Everybody says the same thing about them- " best riding truck I ever sat in, but it ain't got no power- 21 mph. up Sandstone with a load of treated lumber...". It's got the new PACCAR engine, I don't know the horsepower, just know it's not a 550 Cat, and a 10 speed transmission...geez! And you have to put that "cow pee" stuff in it periodically too.Dammit! I really didn't mind being picked on at all.Cleaned that Peterbilt out until about 1:30 this afternoon. Amazing the amount of crap you accumulate in 5 years- I got the trailer half loaded with crap, took a bunch of crap back in the shop, threw away a good deal of crap, and the pickup is fully loaded with crap now. I'm ashamed and embarassed with the amount of stuff I had in that truck, it was unreal.Got to put a lot of it back on the new truck and it has no tool boxes on it yet, but i've decided that anything I haven't used in the last 3 years probably isn't necessary.Now i'm gonna pick on myself...gotta git some of them paper shopping bags and cut some peep-holes in 'em so I can see where i'm going.But, Jeff did tell me today that since we got the new trucks- the Cascadias, Prostars and T660's- the daily fuel bill dropped from around $9,000 to around $6,000- that's just hard to argue against. Quote Producer of poorly photo-chopped pictures since 1999. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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