My Next Ride!

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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Very nice Coranado. It's my 2nd favorite, after a Pete.

Good luck in your next adventure!

RealDiehl's Comment
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That's a beautiful looking truck! I hope you get plenty of miles in it.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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It will still be a couple weeks, probably close to a month. But I will be sure to keep everybody updated.

On a different note. I had an interesting delivery today. It was a load of styrofoam and rebar for doing a basement or foundation for a house. It was a job site delivery. I turned off a good road onto a dead end residential lane. About 1 1/2 cars wide. I had to use the neighbors circle drive to turn around to back down a gravel car path to the clearing in the grove of trees where the house is being built.. here is a picture from the cab of my truck after I stopped to open my doors so I can be unloaded.

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Drive Safe everyone and God Speed.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Beautiful ride man!

Bruce K.'s Comment
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THAT is a Freightliner???!!!!! I know I'm showing off my rookie stripes, but I had no idea Freightliner made a truck line that. For Pete's sake, tell us how it compares to your last truck.

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Old School's Comment
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Bruce, you should Google "Freightliner Classic" and see what your missing. Some of those are beautiful trucks.

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LDRSHIP's Comment
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The sleeper area of a Coronado is almost exactly the same as a Columbia or Cascadia. (Regular Cascadia or Cascadia Evolution, not the New Cascadia) Just a little nicer. It is 2” smaller than a Cascadia, but only because there is less space between the seats and the cabinets.

Rick S.'s Comment
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THAT is a Freightliner???!!!!! I know I'm showing off my rookie stripes, but I had no idea Freightliner made a truck line that. For Pete's sake, tell us how it compares to your last truck.

FL still makes Coronado "glider" (chassis * body) - Fitzgerald and other builders assemble them with pre-emission drivetrains.

Glider biz kind of started out, for folks who had good drivetrains and trucks that were falling apart, to get into a new chassis without buying a whole new truck. It's evolved into folks who want to buy pre-emission drivetrains.

A number of manufacturers sell trucks sans drivetrains to builders like Fitzgerald.

Technically - legally, you aren't supposed to buy a "new" truck with an "old" (pre-emission) motor - they are supposed to be solely for replacement bodies. But everyone has figured out a way around it.

Rick

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Ohh you have big scary looking smoke stacks! I can hear the song playing now... "Loaded up.and trucking, we're gonna do.what they say can't be done.." sorry.. got carried away

i can easily find you with that bright yellow!

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But you will never catch me!!

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LDRSHIP's Comment
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THAT is a Freightliner???!!!!! I know I'm showing off my rookie stripes, but I had no idea Freightliner made a truck line that. For Pete's sake, tell us how it compares to your last truck.

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FL still makes Coronado "glider" (chassis * body) - Fitzgerald and other builders assemble them with pre-emission drivetrains.

Glider biz kind of started out, for folks who had good drivetrains and trucks that were falling apart, to get into a new chassis without buying a whole new truck. It's evolved into folks who want to buy pre-emission drivetrains.

A number of manufacturers sell trucks sans drivetrains to builders like Fitzgerald.

Technically - legally, you aren't supposed to buy a "new" truck with an "old" (pre-emission) motor - they are supposed to be solely for replacement bodies. But everyone has figured out a way around it.

Rick

Coronados were part of the offered production line from 2000 to 2009. After the being part of the production line ended, Freightliner has offered it as a glider from 2010 to current due to its popularity. Fitzgerald and other glider companies use the 12.7L series 60 engines for several reasons. 1 it had been in production for a long time. 1987 until 2007. 2006 last full production year of the 12.7. Detroit didn’t add emission controls (DPF, DEF) until the 2007 production year. So all 12.7s are pre emission engines. With 30 years of production there are a lot of engine blocks out there. As long as the block is good, everything else can be replaced. So if you have the money you can get a brand new body, brand new transmission and completely rebuilt engine using a good engine block. A brand new Fitzgerald glider costs only slightly less than a brand new current production line model tractor. Maybe $10k. But it is a pre emission engine. If the engine block is stamped prior to 2000 then it will be a ELD exempt tractor as well. So for the same price as a brand new truck you can get a brand new truck, transmission and an engine that is completely brand new except the engine block; that doesn’t have emission controls and is ELD exempt.

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