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Agree it's ugly but with the dealer network as a big selling point, If I'm a class 6,7,8 operator and I need class 4 and 5 trucks, another reason for one stop shopping.

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looks like an ugly Chevy, and that's the problem... Customers will just cross shop it with Chevy and buy it from the dealer that gives the lowest price.

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I think it's a little more distinctife than all the chev and dodge grilles.How many grills has dodge and chev need.

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Well it will fill the GMC  void since they no longer seem to offer anything over a 3500 series so the Chevrolet sales don't suffer. Except for a snow plow blocking the nose, I like the one piece tilt nose in the Binder.

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Gm authority blog is reporting a new 6.6l v8 gasoline engine for the 2020 silverado hd and sierra hd and also navistar is testing it for use in the cv series as well as chevy 4500-5500 . Around 400hp 450tq. 

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6 hours ago, logtruckman said:

Gm authority blog is reporting a new 6.6l v8 gasoline engine for the 2020 silverado hd and sierra hd and also navistar is testing it for use in the cv series as well as chevy 4500-5500 . Around 400hp 450tq. 

Assuming that does in fact happen, Ford better get their ass in gear and get that rumored 7+ liter V-8 done to replace the 6.8 V-10

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When I went to my body builder last spring to pick up my new dump truck they had some CV's there. The owner says they and the the people that have bought them really like the CV.

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So far so good with our Silverado 6500's. 

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53 minutes ago, RoadwayR said:

So far so good with our Silverado 6500's. 

You have some RoadwayR? How do you like them? Anything you'd change about them?

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Here's one took pics of at the body builder (Wiltsie) And a few bonus Mack's.

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If the cab was proportional in size to the hood, it would look better. And with a proper cab, the driver would sit higher, for better visibility over that hood. I wish the hood wasn't so bulbous.

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3 hours ago, kscarbel2 said:

If the cab was proportional in size to the hood, it would look better. And with a proper cab, the driver would sit higher, for better visibility over that hood. I wish the hood wasn't so bulbous.

Agree on the  hood.  I would think cab issue is a "non option"-that is where the economy of scale comes in.  But the hood?  Can't see why it has to be as "bulbous"-good word for it- as it is.  How about it RR?    Are there that many projections under that would preclude using a slimmer hood/fender design?    Forget about appearance-just the savings in weight and improved visibility would I think justify a change.

 Remember when class 1-3 trucks had distinctive drop down fenders?  Like 56 Fords and then the 57 came out and the hood was a square  that extended out over the front wheels.

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Truck makers should look at the past to design the future as many of the "classic" truck "looks" would still be popular today with the modern drivetrains, and ergonomics available nowadays.

Seems to me Ford with the Mustang, Chrysler with the Challenger, and GM, somewhat with the Camaro have hit it off. Probably a good time for the truck makers to explore the same.

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3 hours ago, Bullheaded said:

Yes, it is a bulbous hood. But sure beats lifting the cabs off my Superduties to work on them, LOL.

I still can’t believe Ford did that. 

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13 hours ago, Bullheaded said:

You have some RoadwayR? How do you like them? Anything you'd change about them?

While I don't see these trucks as a direct competitor to the lighter M2's or MV's, they are more of a true medium duty than the F-450/550 and Ram 4500/5500.  Light duty cab size and visibility is an issue compared to the M2 and MV..  Trucks seem well built, good turning radius, tilt hood a big advantage.  Nice ride too.  Upfitter says they are very easy to install bodies on.  P.T.O. clearance a problem in some applications, but next year they will have the option of both right and left P.T.O. openings.  Driver says only issue on ours (2 yard dumps) is the bed cab protector overhangs the sides of the cab and the running board is a little high, so you have to watch your head getting in!

Only things I would change would be to offer a gas engine and 22.5" wheels as an option.

 

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16 minutes ago, 66dc75 said:

whats the problem with seeing over the hood, all I see around is 25 year old supertruckers with the air seat in their pete or kw long hood all the way to the floor and you see just the top of a head and and a hand reaching up to grab the extended ape hanger shift lever.

Very good Rich-but you forgot the drop down visor for the ultimate cool look.😎

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20 minutes ago, 66dc75 said:

whats the problem with seeing over the hood, all I see around is 25 year old supertruckers with the air seat in their pete or kw long hood all the way to the floor and you see just the top of a head and and a hand reaching up to grab the extended ape hanger shift lever.

Yeah, and a visor tilted all the way down so it's almost touching the wipers!  I am old school, like to see where I am going, I guess.

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Well.....I'm guilty of the visor. My old Paystar.

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2 hours ago, Bullheaded said:

Well.....I'm guilty of the visor. My old Paystar.

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Honest man! But I would say not outrageous.  I was on I-91 in Conn the other day and saw a Pete triaxle that had one that was curved downward to the windshield divider-my guess- 8" from the hood.

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