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RE: Sports chassis and similar units becoming obsolete?

well he is not moving over 20MPH with his Fendt, 90% off the time probably between 8 and 12. I don't know what kind of fine he could get or who would issue it. Normally the DOT cops don't patrol fields. Your right these are farm tractors and while german made with quality they do suffer from leaks with all the bouncing. They do go 34mph though. Lol Any air leaks on the road trucks brakes would be immediately addressed for safety and legal reasons. The leaks I was referring too and the other post was aggravated with deal with the seats and possibly the leveling valve which can leak at the fittings from time to time usually due to cold weather.
aarondeere 04/10/21 12:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sports chassis and similar units becoming obsolete?

I own one, and it's Sport Chassis, not Sports. Air seats, air cab, air hitch, air shocks. And plenty of headroom. And you sit up high. And 22.5" tires roll smooth. I will admit one annoyance.. I'm constantly battling air leaks. Nothing critical, but I wish someone could fix them for longer than 6 months. Sorry sport chassis. Get use to air leaks. Winter time is the worst for me with the fittings shrinking. Have 2 fendt tractors that have air brakes and there is always something hissing a little. Mechanic says only worry when the leaks get big. Having all the air suspensions sure does sound like a nice ride though.
aarondeere 04/09/21 11:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sports chassis and similar units becoming obsolete?

I think they'll make a come-back soon. Biggest detractor is lack of a good 4x4 option. Any true MDT with 4x4 is too high for towing most 5th wheels. Once somebody offers a series-hydrid powertain, front electric motors will make 4x4 (or really AWD, but in some ways this can perform better) feasible without raising the chassis-height. Articulated transit buses already offer a similar powertrain. Diesel gens-set is mounted at the back. Rear and center axles are electric-powered. I don't think 4x4 is really a factor. MDTs are usually towing monster 40ft+ 5th wheels...not many people drag those off road. If you are thinking to go off roading once unhooked...a diesel dually 1 ton, is a lousy off road option. If you are into off roading, it usually means a toy hauler and the toys are used for off road play. It's a factor for me. While at this campground lakewood a fl106 got stuck in sand. Doesn't take much. Wet grass up a hill a little mud in a campsite.
aarondeere 04/09/21 11:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sports chassis and similar units becoming obsolete?

Great points made. I should have clarified in my original post I was only referring to the rv market part. I have a 2012 mack pinnacle with a automated manual I use in my business and love it but wouldn't really want to use it pulling my camper and then sight seeing in it. Too big,restricted places it can go, can get stuck easier, etc. I guess the point I was making was with pickups ever increasing capability, the advantages of a medium duty like a freightliner class 6 are disappearing unless you're pulling one massive 5th wheel. And with changes happening so fast in the industry now and so many new advancements do you really want to keep a truck that will last forever? Thanks for the comments. They've been great.
aarondeere 04/09/21 01:24am Tow Vehicles
Sports chassis and similar units becoming obsolete?

I haven't posted here in some time and honestly haven't even looked at the forum in quite a few yrs but while recently camping at a large resort saw a few freightliner medium duty trucks and got me wondering. Pickups have come a long ways these last few yrs with hp/tq and tow ratings. Almost to medium duty numbers. With this do you think the days of medium duty trucks are somewhat numbered? I mean pickups aren't cheap but for 80k I can get a fairly loaded dually with 4x4 and all the gizmos. A sports chassis doesn't have much of that and costs 150k plus along with the higher maintenance costs. I know they'll last longer but at the price difference you could bank the difference and buy another truck down the road when the pickup is done. Maybe I'm wrong. Also fun to read the posts after so long away. Not much has changed. Lol
aarondeere 04/08/21 03:47pm Tow Vehicles
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