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    Thread: Big trucks used to be so pretty.

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      04-24-2012 06:55 PM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by Martinsite View Post
      What you are showing might be a custom job, but if I found a W300 for sale I would buy it no questions asked and I would put many people in shallow graves to get a clean 4x4 W300.

      I am pretty sure the fuel economy of the W300 wasn't bad, they had little 4 cyl detroit diesels in them. Think of it as a 70's F-350 with a diesel.
      We have a T470 parked out in the truck line that's 4x4 with a FEPTO attachment in the front bumper. Right now it has an aluminum flat bed with tool boxes on the back but every time I walk by that truck I dream of building it out like an RV and using it for an adventure camper.
      Lately I have been testing "tip-in events". Just the tip-in. Just to see how it feels. Response time is typically on the order of 2-3 seconds. Sometimes the injection timing is a little off...

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      04-24-2012 07:14 PM #142


      go to 5min30




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      04-24-2012 09:56 PM #143
      Few more.









      and one of the first Cat CT's in Ontario I think.

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      04-24-2012 10:42 PM #144
      IVECO from the Dakkar rally




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      04-25-2012 09:49 AM #145
      I can't believe we these were not posted yet.....

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      04-25-2012 10:52 AM #146
      Quote Originally Posted by AJB View Post
      I can't believe we these were not posted yet.....
      you forgot these








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      04-25-2012 10:56 AM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by manol2 View Post
      IVECO from the Dakkar rally



      Those are weak. These are where it's at




    8. 04-25-2012 11:08 AM #148
      Quote Originally Posted by Jason4 View Post
      If they let you operate the excavators then I think you get the more fun end of things...

      I've chuckled with my colleagues about the NaviCat, it's funny that the company that pulled out of the on-highway engine market has started to build an on-highway chassis with another engine in it. I understand that Navistar has licensed/bought/shares some of the Cat engine technology but on the surface it still seems ironic. And who was on the marketing team that came up with CT660? What's next the CT680, CT700, and CT800? It's a neat looking truck and it will be interesting to see how drivers like them. I've had a chance to climb around one, sit inside, pop the hood, etc.
      I guess the best way to get into the on-highway chassis market is to steal/piggy-back on the marketing of others. I lost repect for CAT when they did that and I use to really like their products - not so much the CT660 though - looks like the design engineers went home early and were drinking on the job.

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      04-25-2012 12:02 PM #149
      Quote Originally Posted by GermaniuM View Post
      Those are weak. These are where it's at



      I wouldn't call them weak - IVECO won this year

      How about the baddest of them all - the DAF Turbotwin



      And some Tatra:




    10. 04-25-2012 12:49 PM #150
      Quote Originally Posted by Jason4 View Post
      We have a T470 parked out in the truck line that's 4x4 with a FEPTO attachment in the front bumper. Right now it has an aluminum flat bed with tool boxes on the back but every time I walk by that truck I dream of building it out like an RV and using it for an adventure camper.
      T-470 is cool, but there is just something really cool about an OEM class 3 truck that is made by a heavy duty truck manufacturer.

      Quote Originally Posted by Jason4 View Post
      If they let you operate the excavators then I think you get the more fun end of things...

      I've chuckled with my colleagues about the NaviCat, it's funny that the company that pulled out of the on-highway engine market has started to build an on-highway chassis with another engine in it. I understand that Navistar has licensed/bought/shares some of the Cat engine technology but on the surface it still seems ironic. And who was on the marketing team that came up with CT660? What's next the CT680, CT700, and CT800? It's a neat looking truck and it will be interesting to see how drivers like them. I've had a chance to climb around one, sit inside, pop the hood, etc.

      Quote Originally Posted by dieselfan12 View Post
      I guess the best way to get into the on-highway chassis market is to steal/piggy-back on the marketing of others. I lost repect for CAT when they did that and I use to really like their products - not so much the CT660 though - looks like the design engineers went home early and were drinking on the job.
      My favorite part is the company that said “we don’t need any stinking EGR” teamed up with “all you need is EGR”, painted an international engine yellow and called it a joint venture.

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      04-26-2012 01:54 PM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by LG6R View Post
      This one is iconic to me. If you say "Mack Truck" to me, funny enough, this is the image that pops into my head and it's a Kenworth...

      Also, original Optimus Prime.
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      04-26-2012 05:58 PM #154
      original Optimus was a cab over.

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      04-27-2012 07:05 AM #155
      Quote Originally Posted by crisvr6 View Post

      Theres a couple of YouTube vids with that. MB used it to pick up people who ordered a cab at the MAN factory.
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      04-27-2012 11:06 AM #156
      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post
      original Optimus was a cab over.
      and a freightliner at that...

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      04-27-2012 12:28 PM #157
      Quote Originally Posted by DUTCHMANia View Post
      Theres a couple of YouTube vids with that. MB used it to pick up people who ordered a cab at the MAN factory.
      yes i saw that


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      04-27-2012 01:06 PM #159
      Quote Originally Posted by DUTCHMANia View Post
      Theres a couple of YouTube vids with that. MB used it to pick up people who ordered a cab at the MAN factory.
      thats awesome
      and its even painted taxi beige hah

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      04-27-2012 02:03 PM #160
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      and a freightliner at that...
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      thats awesome
      and its even painted taxi beige hah
      Freightliner fanboi...
      Lately I have been testing "tip-in events". Just the tip-in. Just to see how it feels. Response time is typically on the order of 2-3 seconds. Sometimes the injection timing is a little off...

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      04-27-2012 02:21 PM #162





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      04-27-2012 03:33 PM #163
      Quote Originally Posted by Jason4 View Post
      Freightliner Mercedes fanboi...
      fixed

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      04-28-2012 12:32 PM #164
      Heavy haul trucks.



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      04-28-2012 06:26 PM #165
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      04-28-2012 08:16 PM #166
      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post
      original Optimus was a cab over.
      Oh ****, that's right. I think I was thinking of...

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      05-01-2012 07:37 AM #168


      i think that's a pretty cool ride considering the driver/owner is 19
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      05-03-2012 10:58 AM #170
      This guy has visited our warehouse and the manager has pictures of it:






      Every single name of every person who died is on that truck.

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      05-03-2012 12:37 PM #171
      Had a picture book of this 'Super Boss' when i was a kid




      Found these looking for the above





      Dual diesel straight 6's w/mucho turbos?
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      06-08-2012 02:42 PM #174
      Quote Originally Posted by crisvr6 View Post

      I had this on a poster when I was 6 and it's still one of my all-time favs 25 years later

      Beautiful truck
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      06-08-2012 03:08 PM #175
      the video doesn't do this thing justice. one of the most badass trucks I've ever come across.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4lwt...e_gdata_player
      i hate everything. im often hated for such hate. i just hate beer food women snowboarding cars bikes trucks planes music and colors not as much.

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