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  1. Definitely looking at keeping it under 26,000 pounds. Looking at international 4700 series. Seems to have the greatest difference between GVW and GVWR; sometimes as much as 7 to 8k with an aluminum deck. I will give a harder look at longer deck lengths.
  2. Hello. Seeing how you have a lot of experience in this field I was wondering if I could get your opinion on something. Looking at buying my first rollback and I cannot figure out how important bed length is. I see trucks from 19 feet up to 25 feet. It would seem to me that 19 feet will fit most crew cab long bed pickups. I am shying away from the 25 footer just because of the reduced in town maneuverability. Is there something I am missing with my thinking? Thank you!
  3. So I am looking at getting light duty (under 26,000 pound) rolloff. Mostly going to be using it for picking up cars to and from auctions and picking up disabled, not necessarily crashed vehicles. Have mostly narrowed it down to International 4700 series with the DT466E and a 6 or 7 speed. Looked at some Freightliners and Ford 600-800 series with the 5.9 cummins but I am guessing that they would be underpowered, under load while trying to maintain the high Texas highway speeds. Do not get me wrong, I like the cummins and own two of them in pickup trucks. I see a variety of bed lengths from 19 to 25 feet. It seems to me that 19 feet is more than enough for most full sized crew cab pickup trucks and anything longer would just make maneuverability more difficult. Is there something that I am not considering as far as engines go? FYI I am not considering CAT 3116, 3126 or C7 due to past experience. Has anyone bought too short or too long of a truck and has some advice? Thank You.
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