Should I buy Another semi truck?

On 5/18/2014 11:33 PM, PrecisionmachinisT wrote:


Who said anything about attention from authorities? Large quantities of aluminum and brass attract thieves, who are seldom as clueless as you are.
Are you calling someone else an asshole to be ironic?
David
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On 5/18/2014 6:12 PM, Ignoramus6145 wrote:

You've answered your own question. It's an emotional decision; do you WANT a newer truck? Forget justifying it economically.
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One consideration, the older non ABS brake system trucks are WAY easier to maintain for DOT inspections.
Aound here, many farmers own semis and older easier to maintain units actually carry a slight premium.
My vote, you have no business justification. Get something you just want - is a new truck your greatest desire?
I get stuff i just want all the time, but i don't confuse it with a business need.
Karl
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I agree with you.
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Ignoramus31650 wrote:

Sticking with pre-emissions tractors until you are forced to will likely save you a lot of headaches.
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There are several companies doing a very profitable business installing pre-emmision motors into "gliders", new trucks, delivered without motors.

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You mean installing new "gliders" on old trucks- - - You have a '74 truck with a fresh rebuild and worn out suspension, brakes, and cab, and a rusty frame? Get a new "glider" and switch the power train and cab - it's still the same truck - then you "re-cab" it - it's still the same truck. Still a '74 under the law.No need to meet current specs.
If you buy a complete brand new truck without an engine and drop an engine in, it's manufacture date is the day you put it together, you are the manufacturer, and it needs to meet all requirements for a truck built on that day to get it registered.
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You're mistaken.
The "truck" has to meet all applicable standards as of the date of manufacture.
The engine, the same.
It is perfectly legal to put a newly rebuilt/reman engine in a new truck(frame/cab/running gear), with the engine meeting the emission standards as of the date of manufacture of the engine(block).
These folks are making a living and then some doing just that.
http://www.kustomtruck.com/ http://www.hooverstruck.com/Peterbilt%20Glider%20Kits.htm
There are more than just these companies doing this.
Kenworth/Peterbuilts with a Series 60 Detroit are very desirable since Daimler bought Detroit, and then refused to sell engines to Paccar.

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You can get away with that in the US? Can't up here. Later of engine or truck. (1943 truck with 2010 engine means 2010 emission requirements, 2010 truck with 1943 engine - 2010 emission requirements. All safety requirements as per date of production of the truck, regardless of the engine installed.

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Definately a U.S. thing. Fair number of companies and individuals who just HAVE to have a Detroit in a Pete or Kenworth. Don't really understand why, as Detroits are seriously lacking in torque compared to a Cat Or Cummins.
gary

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Pete, I think that if I have a DOT number, I am somehow exempt from diesel emissions.
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Emission laws must go by location. Its a non issue in rural MN. They never check. I do know if you live in the Socialist Republik of Commiefornia, its a major item on everything.
Now DOT rating on trucks is HUGE everywhere.
karl
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Ignoramus31650 wrote:

I'm pretty sure that isn't the case, it should go by the model year of the truck. As far as I know, DOT numbers don't get you exempted from anything, and anyone can get a DOT number if they want.
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On 5/18/2014 5:12 PM, Ignoramus6145 wrote:

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Iggy _wants_ a new truck!!!! :)
Can the business justify it? Doesn't sound like it's a no-brainer on that score from present use, but perhaps more capable truck would allow more opportunities. After all, "time is money" so that transport time if excessive could add up over time (so to speak :) ).
OTOH, if the business can presently afford it and you have the itch, why not? :)
From a realistic standpoint, the only input I have is that this is a farm operation here and use is time-critical (harvest-time primarily, altho to just slightly less degree, planting season) so that downtime at the wrong time is potentially extremely costly. For that reason, we ensure that all production equipment is in shape that it can be expected to perform as needed when needed w/o downtime. Of course, "stuff happens" on occasion, but here we'd have replaced yours as a prime vehicle some time ago in all likelihood and perhaps kept it as backup or for other than "prime time" use or as overflow capacity. But, doesn't tend to sound as though your use is that time-critical.
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On Sunday, May 18, 2014 6:12:15 PM UTC-4, Ignoramus6145 wrote:

An auto transport trailer might add a new dimension to your scrap capabilities. A lot of junk cars are now, and will be, available. Flood-damaged alone is huge.
G'luck, PaulS
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