advise about truck

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  1. kandratya

    kandratya New Member

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    hi, guys! I want to buy this truck, but I don't know, whether it be good to use. Maybe someone has experience of using it. Please advise - whether to buy it. If not, advise the other truck please.
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    Sorry here but I don't think I have ever seen a truck like that is it from the good old USA?

    Those poor trees on that trailer no more birds singing on them
     
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    Logging trucks take a LOT of abuse.
    You will want to look over the suspension real good, looking for airbags that leak, if equipped. How long after shutting down the engine does it hold air pressure.
    Check the drive lines, steering and the brakes. I am guessing that this does have an air compressor and air brakes, check the travel on the actuator arms with the E~Brake applied then, block the wheels and see how far the travel of the arms are.
    Lots of other things but, just the over all condition of the unit, how well it has been kept clean can be a good indicator of the maintenance that it has received.
    Merry Christmas Kandratya and, welcome to the forum.
     
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    OH, also check for leakage around the gear boxes too, inside of the rear wheels. Seals for big rigs are expensive and, if a drive line seal to gear box is leaking, they sometimes will require purchasing the yoke that slips into the gear box, those things are not cheap.
    The condition of the clutch, how far off the floor before the vehicle begins to move, how much free travel, before the pedal gets to touching the throw out bearing, clutch slippage, and chatter.
    Fifth wheel hitch and the condition that it is in. Logging trucks make many sharp turns, that adds to the wear factor of the hitch, up/down hill while turning makes for a lot of twist and tension on those hitches. Just too many things for Mine head to think of this early in duh morning. :help: :no: :rofl:
     
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    looks like telephone pole harvest....you need to go look at it, no way to check it by 1 pic
     
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    I advise you to go and see the truck in person.
     
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    #7 96silverado, Dec 25, 2015
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    As said get thee out there in person, and test the s ucke-r out!
     
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    K~0~0~L looking rig.
    Hey, Kendratya, did You go check it out ? Are You still with Us ?
     
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    Nope he went to look at the truck..did not buy..he went into telephone pole bidnuss..he hates birds :rofl::help:
     
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    Haha I guess he's not...But if he is, really would be cool to have some info about the truck desired, its purpose, suitable price, etc. Otherwise how can one advise a truck? True, one pic isn't enough to decide, one needs to know technical characteristics the first line. So just watch here: Used trucks for sale, best prices for vehicles at Truck1 and pick up the right one if you're still searching of course.
     

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