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Bought my first truck (CXN612)


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Been around trucks for many years, always wanted one, but never owned one myself. Finally bought a chunk of land in the north and decided to buy a retired postal cxn612 when they liquidated them. Lurked for a while here, learned a bunch already. Thanks for all the info so far. 

The new rubber on it alone was worth about 1/2 of my investment price, so couldn’t beat the deal. Not pretty, but she runs with only a few issues so far.

If anyone knows where to find info on those “quirky postal specs”, I’d always appreciate more info. They built ‘em a little strange.

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On 4/21/2021 at 6:47 AM, alex g said:

Congratulations on your new purchase. I don't know much about postal specs I have a CH 612 myself it's a good truck. What are you planning on doing with it?

Using it as a farm truck. Haul equipment and supplies to and from the farm. 

Seems everything is just odd on it - but it works. 

For example has 2 key switches semi-in series, one with a key under the dash and one that’s just a lever on the column. So you turn one to run, turn the other to run, then crank the first one to start. There’s also a key fob that can be involved in that process. I can’t imagine what function that would serve except just to befuddle people who haven’t seen it before.

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