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Sad part is many people will overlook their new products because of the Maxxforce debacle. 

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If you sign on the dotted line for an HX, hope it goes well.  Your comments over time have not been positive about the WS.  Work is tough enough without having issues with the equipment.

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4 hours ago, Bullheaded said:

Sad part is many people will overlook their new products because of the Maxxforce debacle. 

Good point.  Once a guy gets burned the memory lingers on.  The 6.7 Power Stroke is another example.  The fact that it has nothing in common with the 6.0/6.4 is not considered. All the good memories of the 7.3 Power Stroke are forgotten.

I also think the fact that they were even INVOLVED with the Cat truck fiasco is not a plus for them.  In any case as one of the last "American" class 8 builders, I hope they make it - and VW remains a minority investor.

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That is why I was hoping for a change from Star. Even if the next one is better, one lemon leaves a real bad taste in your mouth.

I've always had good luck with International's.....but they were Cat powered, LOL.

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I will say that's a nice looking truck.

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How long is the box?   Looks long with the lift axle right behind the cab.   Not what I'm used to seeing around here.    

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10 hours ago, Hobert62 said:

Looks long with the lift axle right behind the cab.   Not what I'm used to seeing around here.

l'm thinking they put the lift axle in the wrong spot! ha  lf the lift axle is that far forward is it steerable?   

The company l'm with is adding another 3 axle tractor to the fleet soon. l've suggested it should have a pusher axle where we are empty half the time.   .....Hippy

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The lift axle on my long wheel base tractor is almost exactly half way between the drivers and the steer axle. Steers fine on dry pavement but have to lift it in any other conditions when making 90 degree turns and go SLOW. 

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What can you leagely gross with it?

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9000 KG per axle.  If I had 72 inch rear inter-axle spread it would be a bit more. I don't run 72 inch spreads because they are hard on tires and I don't work ton/mile. I am usually always hourly.

So this truck as with mine has an allowable gross of 36,000 KG. So that is 79366.414 pounds. And I gross 140,000 with the three axle pony.

 

 

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