Light Trucks

Dec 21, 2018 at 08:25 AM CST
I see here that a lot of you have no problem scaling 26 or 27 tons on a hopper. I know that you can buy a trailer with a lot of parts changed to aluminum to lighten it up, but I was wondering what trucks, that have sleepers, are the lightest? Petes, KW's, Freightliner or International? Is there a certin year or model that is lighter than others?
Replied on Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 09:26 AM CST
Pete's are lighter than comparable kw's. I had an international 9200 small sleeper c12 that weighed 16000 full of fuel.
Replied on Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 03:06 PM CST
sorry that's 25,320 not 26,320
Replied on Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 03:06 PM CST
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I have a 2002 Freightliner Classic XL it has an ISX Cummins with an 18-speed 260 inch wheelbase I have an aluminum front bumper on it and aluminum fifth wheel and with my new 102X78X43 Hopper I'm 26,320 lb with me and the driver seat... and the truck has a wet kit on it for my end dump so that's adding about 750 lbs... the hopper is all aluminum Construction with disc brakes and Low Pro 22-5 Tires all the way around the entire truck.
Replied on Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 07:25 PM CST
Hey Brian, is that a condo, midroof or flat top?
Replied on Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 07:25 PM CST
99 KW w900b-525 Cummins 84? studio sleeper.. 17600.. with my 43 ?x 78? Wilson I?m 27500
Replied on Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 07:25 PM CST
My 07 Columbia with a 43 ft super cube timpte weighes less than 27 with tanks half full. Detroit and 4 vibrators also.
Replied on Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 07:22 AM CST
I have an 04 Pete 379 with 63 inch stand up, 265 wheel base I think. Cat, with 13 spd. Had an 87 international 9370 eagle (that I never should have sold) 444 Cummins, 13 spd. 60 inch flat top, 265 wheel base, both weighed just under 28000 hooked to my 46x75x102 tandem spread cornhusker. After I stupidly sold the 87, I borrowed a 03 9900i international. Isx, 10spd. Weighed 29500 hooked to the same trailer with 3/4 tank of fuel, comparable wheel base, all steel wheels though
Replied on Sun, Dec 23, 2018 at 05:33 PM CST
it's a flat top 40 inch bunk
Replied on Tue, Dec 25, 2018 at 10:57 AM CST
2014 Freightliner Coronado 122SD, has small sleeper, low profile roof, Detroit,2 one hundred gallon tanks,aluminum wheels, with headache rack and it weighs 26500 with my 42 ft Wilson hopper if I run about half tank of fuel
Replied on Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 07:11 AM CST
Are you shopping? I have a 386 Pete that’s pretty light that might go on the market soon
Replied on Mon, Jan 07, 2019 at 07:18 AM CST
all depends how their spec?d...