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Old 09-26-2017, 02:45 AM   #1
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Default Love those cab overs

Nice article but at the end where is the MACK?

Just looking for a glimpse of my first cab over American truck I drove in the mid 1970's along the shores of the Marmara between Istanbul and Edirne. cheers:
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Old 09-28-2017, 10:41 PM   #2
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Great video - I do love those old cabovers, a design not available in USA any longer unless you buy a "glider" that allows truckers to get around the current emissions requirements.

What are the advantages of a glider kit?
You can save up to 25% and take advantage of Pre Emission 98 EPA engine technology.

http://www.freightlinerofsavannah.com/gliders.htm

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Old 09-29-2017, 03:03 AM   #3
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I used to drive that same model COE IH Transtar. I graduated to a COE Pete with the (then) new "Vista Dome sleeper". I beleive it was the bicentennial COE Pete.

Manitoulin Transport, a large national Canadian carrier still runs a fleet of COE Freightliners, many with Dromedary boxes behind the sleeper, many also sporting MB stars in their Rad grills. I beleive they are FL Argosy Gliders that are still available from FL.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...038fb2628c.jpg

Drom box makes great sense as it adds to the freight volume with little added weight, and it can be climate controlled, especially in the cold Canadian climate, with heat from the engine rather than an elaborate trailer heating scheme.

Icarus

PS. On another Subject...How come you can buy a brand new Freightliner Cascadia, fully dressed with a nice sleeper, (a million mile rig!) for ~$135k but a new Freightliner Sprinter is over 50?

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Old 09-29-2017, 03:50 AM   #4
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Yes I like the Argosy! Almost an Actros .
Of course Down Under cab overs are still very popular,
How's about this bloke driving a Kenny cab over.
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