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2000intow

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  1. 19 hours ago, Orcas Tow said:

    We have windey bumpy country roads here, my last spring suspension F650 beat me up, I installed an air seat to help ease the bumps on my back. My 2015 IHI has air ride, air ride cab & air seat, it does rides like a dream, how does your F650 feel over rough roads, beat you up or ok? Im assuming there is no air ride seat in those. Thanks

    Correct, there is no air ride seat. But the suspension does ride nice on rougher roads, naturally a longer wheel base helps, too. That's neat your international had an air ride cab, seat, and suspension, must have been like being on a cloud


  2. 26 minutes ago, Orcas Tow said:

    Exactly, when did these trucks get so heavy that you can't even carry what the deck is rated at without being over 26k?

     

     

    Also do you know what your load angle is in degrees with the air dumped? My IHI is 10 degrees & hoping to find something close as that sure is nice, have yet to have to use lumber/ramps to load anything, even with flats.

    My truck has the steel cab, lighter duty trucks went to aluminum before the 650s did... to answer your question about buying it all over again if I had to it’s a catch 22. At the time I purchased this particular truck because I wanted an extended cab, 26k lbs truck with a cab and a half. I also had a falling out with my local international dealerships service department, after a half butted repair on a 4300, so I told them I swore off international, that left me with freightliner or ford, I opted for the ford because of the warranty primarily, and it was almost 10k dollars less then a comparably equipped FL... the only real drawback I found with my truck is the small cab, at 6’2” my legs get very restless driving after a couple hours, and it gets very cramped with a couple passengers. My bed angle with the air ride dumped is right close to 10 degrees, without the shark tail bed... hope this helps anyone looking!


  3. For what its worth, I have a 2017 f650 extended cab air ride air brake auto 6.7L with aluminum jerrdan and wheel lift, four aluminum wheels two steel and two half loaded 48" tool boxes, fueled up and DEFd up 16200 with me driving. Also, knock on wood, so far no issues with 17k miles. Averaging 9.8mpg on a fuel up.


  4. 7 hours ago, BlackAutoload said:

    I gave up on my hunt for one and chose a TS performance 6 position switch.  High idle is all i really needed.  Hydra also makes one.

    Must be on a f250 or 350? I ordered one for my 450 years ago and when I turn the switch to the high idle setting the truck nears redline. I called the manufacturer about it and they told me the TS chips are not compatible with the 450 and 550 for that reason. ill research the Hydra brand, thanks! 


  5. 8 hours ago, someotherplace said:

    Regulated non-consent rates prevent us from charging any extra.  Regardless, the vehicle must be towed.


    Richard

    Times change, vehicles change, rates should be adjusted accordingly. non-consent tow a-ways are getting tougher and tougher, maybe you can explain the issue to higher-ups? 


  6. This is kind of an off the wall question but, an elderly customer of ours came into the shop today wondering if my f650 rollback would haul his naked tandem R model Mack (bare frame, no plate or box on it). Initially I thought "heck no" but he insisted it only weights 11,000-11,600 lbs. Does this sound right to any of you heavier operators?


  7. On ‎5‎/‎20‎/‎2018 at 1:20 PM, silverhawk said:

    In this particular situation, enough cable could be extended to winch from the standing water.  I think that vehicle had a center mounted recovery loop for attachment?

     

    Instead of going to him, winch him to you?

    probably didn't want to get out of the truck 9_9

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