Need help

bone55

New Member
Hey ya'll, just got a quick question. I am looking to buy a dump truck and I need to have an automatic trans in it. Can I get some feedback on what you think is the best to use. The motors that I am looking at is Cat in a Cat or a Freitliner.

Thanks for the input
 

Mike

Well-Known Member
Staff member
This really comes down to opinion more than anything in regards to different manufacturers.

Mack makes a very good work truck, if you are doing local work. Don't care much for driving them OTR though.
 

BirchBarlow

I love KW 680s
This really comes down to opinion more than anything in regards to different manufacturers.

Mack makes a very good work truck, if you are doing local work. Don't care much for driving them OTR though.
Mack's are VOLVOS now
 

mndriver

curmudgeon extraordinare
Supporter
Get whatever has your differential gear x lowest trans gear is as close to 50 as you can get.

An 18 spd tranny has a LL gearing of 14.40. so 50/14.4= 3.47.

An Allison 10 spd is 7.40 for 1st. So you'd want 50/7.4 or 6.75. not likely to happen in most trucks.

Has to do more with the ability to operate in the actual off-road job sites.

Personally, I'd get a Detroit and find the gearing I want to get me close to that 50 mark.
 
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