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Okie-Go
Posted 2012-07-15 12:41 PM (#5372)
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I am looking for an m2 buisness class freightliner. I have my 4th cummins now in a Dodge. I have my own motor carrier authority. At four months I have 38k on it. At this rate in two years I'll owe more on it than the truck is worth. I really like the Cummins but a lot of the trucks I see for sale have the Cat in them. I am not mechanically inclined and don't like trouble on the road. Would the cat do or do I need to look for one with the 300 hp Cummins. Truck now is a 2012 3500 drw and 4.10 gears. Some of the big horse trailers I get a hold of just kind of whoop me. I do have air bags and an air ride hitch. Any help on the engine choice is apppreciated.
Okie-Go
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windy
Posted 2012-07-24 1:26 PM (#5387 - in reply to #5372)
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Location: Colorado
It sounds like you are hauling trailers full time? I'd probably look for something with a 9 to 11 liter engine in it. They will normally last longer than the smaller engines, and also have more torque, which means more power up the hills.
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PaulChristenson
Posted 2012-08-18 7:55 PM (#5398 - in reply to #5372)
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If all you are hauling is horses...you can pickup a used CAT8 that will have plenty of miles still available for haul horses, which is a lot less weight than the 70,000+ pound loads it was originally hauling
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Okie-Go
Posted 2012-08-30 12:34 PM (#5406 - in reply to #5372)
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I found an 07 freightliner m2. Has the 330 mercedes and allison. Really like it so far. I pull empty trailers to dealers and a 32ft gn. I have my mc authority so needed a good one.
Okie
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Oughyrd
Posted 2012-11-26 10:33 AM (#5437 - in reply to #5372)
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Okie-Go - 2012-07-15 12:41 PM

I am looking for an m2 buisness class freightliner. I have my 4th cummins now in a Dodge. I have my own motor carrier authority. At four months I have 38k on it. At this rate in two years I'll owe more on it than the truck is worth. I really like the Cummins but a lot of the trucks I see for sale have the Cat in them. I am not mechanically inclined and don't like trouble on the road. Would the cat do or do I need to look for one with the 300 hp Cummins. Truck now is a 2012 3500 drw and 4.10 gears. Some of the big horse trailers I get a hold of just kind of whoop me. I do have air bags and an air ride hitch. Any help on the engine choice is apppreciated.
Okie-Go



Lots of tough conditions to satisfy. Best of luck for a good deal..
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Oughyrd
Posted 2012-11-27 12:27 AM (#5439 - in reply to #5437)
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Oughyrd - 2012-11-26 10:33 AM
Okie-Go - 2012-07-15 12:41 PM I am looking for an m2 buisness class freightliner. I have my 4th cummins now in a Dodge. I have my own motor carrier authority. At four months I have 38k on it. At this rate in two years I'll owe more on it than the truck is worth. I really like the Cummins but a lot of the trucks I see for sale have the Cat in them. I am not mechanically inclined and don't like trouble on the road. Would the cat do or do I need to look for one with the 300 hp Cummins. Truck now is a 2012 3500 drw and 4.10 gears. Some of the big horse trailers I get a hold of just kind of whoop me. I do have air bags and an air ride hitch. Any help on the engine choice is apppreciated. Okie-Go

Lots of tough conditions to satisfy. Best of luck for a good deal..

Have you got good deal
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