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What size Cat is it C12, C15 or C16 ??
Over here most Cat powered company trucks are fitted with the C12s @ 445 hp were as owner drivers and a few companies go with the C15 @550 hp and C16 @ 600.
How do you find the Eaton 10 speed automatic shift ? I've never seen one here yet but they were an option on the Freight liner Argosy I was driving in 2000 which had a 14lt Detroit @ 550 and 18 spd.
Is that a Volvo in the back of your photo ?
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Hi Shane ~ well I have spent my 1st week in the Pete and had a chance to check some things out It's a C15 Pussycat but cut back to 435 hp. It's smaller then the Detroit I was running in the Fraightliner I was in. Seems to pull pretty well though.Got a lode on that is around 42000 lbs. and it's handling it well. Yes it is a Volvo in the back ground. The company is currently running Volvo's Fraightliners And Pete's ( About 5000 trucks total)
AS to the auto shift It works well. The freight Liner I had was auto shift also but still had the Clutch. The Pete is FULL auto~~ NO clutch and I don't miss it a bit
It's the SMOOTHEST riding truck I've ever had. I wasn't really supposed to get the Pete as I Don't Teem drive and the Pete's are supposed to be for Teems only. I kind of shamed them into giving me on as I have been with the company for 12 years and just recently received my Million Mile award from US Xpress and the ATA. If your not familiar with the award it's for haven driven for one million + miles without squishing any 4 wheelers
I guess they felt a little SORRY for me as I'm and OLD Fart and they thought I would fell better If they gave me a Big Red PETER!!!
( A change from the Big Green Weeny