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#1753842 - 01/24/10 01:26 PM Re: cab over trucks [Re: xxch4osxx]
1patriot2act Offline


Registered: 01/22/10
Posts: 5
Loc: georgetown florida
LOUD PIPES SAVE LIVES!!! not EARS!!!
MY HONEST MISTAKE!! THE CURRENT NATION WIDE OVERALL LENGTH LIMIT FOR INTERSTATE IN AMERICA IS seventy five foot six inces!! thats why you see so many two hundred and fifty inch wheelbase used cabovers on the market!! they match up with fifty three foot all aluminum spread axle trailers for MAX LOAD CAPACITY!!

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#1762821 - 01/31/10 09:39 AM Re: cab over trucks [Re: Dualie]
willix Offline


Registered: 12/16/09
Posts: 1889
Loc: minneapolis mn
In the refuse industry cabovers are a a huge advantage an many applications for 1 reason. Low entry. Also with a 20 YD. rearloader you can get alot of machine on the street and have a 33' turning radius on a twin screw drive. We have 50 CCC's going back to 1992. A crude machine but have become far more civilized this century. The cab has center balance point as its lifted after sweeping past that point the cab cannot fall back. The front axle is 6 ft behind the bumper & driver sits 3 ft in front of the axle. cab entry is 18" off the ground.


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#1763232 - 01/31/10 04:17 PM Re: cab over trucks [Re: willix]
Steve S Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18449
Loc: East of IGO
Those trucks get hard use!!!
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#1768479 - 02/04/10 02:18 PM Re: cab over trucks [Re: willix]
Dualie Offline


Registered: 04/07/03
Posts: 690
Loc: SF bay area, San leandro, Ca
Originally Posted By: willix
In the refuse industry cabovers are a a huge advantage an many applications for 1 reason. Low entry. Also with a 20 YD. rearloader you can get alot of machine on the street and have a 33' turning radius on a twin screw drive. We have 50 CCC's going back to 1992. A crude machine but have become far more civilized this century. The cab has center balance point as its lifted after sweeping past that point the cab cannot fall back. The front axle is 6 ft behind the bumper & driver sits 3 ft in front of the axle. cab entry is 18" off the ground.


the refuse industry actually uses cab forward trucks.
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#1770853 - 02/06/10 10:44 AM Re: cab over trucks [Re: artificialist]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 32539
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: artificialist

Anyway, I was thinking of another cab over engine... The Japanese vans of the 1980s, and the Toyota Previa. What are your opinions on those?


The previa is a "mid engine" design. No tilting cab, just two access panels from the cabin. THey are a very reliable, long-lasting design. I think more engineering and higher quality parts must have been used. Couldnt be happier with ours.

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#1773934 - 02/08/10 03:24 PM Re: cab over trucks [Re: JHZR2]
Steve S Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18449
Loc: East of IGO
Mid 80s to mid 90s Toyotas Seem to be the cream of the crop.
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#2010973 - 09/08/10 10:53 AM Re: cab over trucks [Re: Steve S]
robjohn Offline


Registered: 01/17/09
Posts: 5
Loc: Texas
Personally I was sad to see the cabovers go. The last I had was a semi flat floor 97 International w/12.7 Detroit. Since I have had a Columbia w/12.7, a 9400 International w/ISX, and now a Cascadia w/DD15. None have achieved the MPG of those old cabovers. I have driven Freight shaker cabovers that were a real piece of [censored]. Can't comment on other makes. The International cabovers beat their conventionals in mileage and comfort

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#2013622 - 09/10/10 07:09 PM Re: cab over trucks [Re: JHZR2]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 2059
Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Originally Posted By: artificialist

Anyway, I was thinking of another cab over engine... The Japanese vans of the 1980s, and the Toyota Previa. What are your opinions on those?


The previa is a "mid engine" design. No tilting cab, just two access panels from the cabin. THey are a very reliable, long-lasting design. I think more engineering and higher quality parts must have been used. Couldnt be happier with ours.
they are so slow it isn't funny
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#2018183 - 09/15/10 08:12 PM Re: cab over trucks [Re: L_Sludger]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 32539
Loc: New Jersey
so slow? I dont know, I think it is actually fairly reponsive for what it is. I don't need a minivan to do 0-60 in 6 seconds. Nobody does.

Ill trade a sure-thing 300k mile van for a little bit of speed any day. Ours is definitely a 300k mile van without thinking twice about it. We already have 230k. Still original everything, except radiator, brakes fluids and tires.

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#2031003 - 09/28/10 09:42 PM Re: cab over trucks [Re: lpcmidst128]
Texan4Life Offline


Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 2006
Loc: Texas
I drive short haul and switch trucks often and we have a cab over in the fleet. It's a late 80's peterbilt with a 350 formula cummins and a 10 speed eaton fuller. I have to say it is may least favorite to drive because things already mentioned. I would like to add that as a big guy climbing in and out of that thing sure has added some muscle to my legs and arms. I often think while climbing straight up the side of it to get in, how much it would hurt if i slipped or a hand rail broke off.

one good thing is it will let you fly through the gears as fast as you can pull the shifter. Its the fastest shifting truck I have ever driven.
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#2578691 - 03/25/12 02:00 AM Re: cab over trucks [Re: Texan4Life]
Dualie Offline


Registered: 04/07/03
Posts: 690
Loc: SF bay area, San leandro, Ca
I bought a truck at an auction with a formula 350 in it and i HATED how it drove, I bought it cuz it was VERY cheep and passed it on less than a week later to a guy that loaded it up and took it strait to Mexico
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#2622266 - 05/09/12 02:08 PM Re: cab over trucks [Re: lpcmidst128]
wvrailroader Offline


Registered: 07/16/09
Posts: 80
Loc: West Virginia
Almost all fire engines in municipal departments are cab overs due to being so much more maneuverable in tight quarters. Many rural fire department use conventional trucks with long hoods, but this is due to the cost of cab overs, which are all custom built and usually run 50 to 100 thousand more than a conventional. The only cab overs our rural volunteer department has ever had were secondhand municipal units. Personally, I like driving them as some of our backroads here are pretty tight and they turn better and are shorter wheelbase than our conventionals.

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