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?
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
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
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.
The "truck" has to meet all applicable standards as of the date of
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.
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.
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
All safety requirements as per date of production of the truck,
regardless of the engine installed.
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.
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.
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
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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