New Truck!!

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Cwc's Comment
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I finally got my new truck. KW T880 with all the toys. I've never driven a disc brake truck so it's really different. And now with a Cummins over a Pacar it pulls hills a lot better. I just delivered my first load with it and for the first time in 3.5 years crossed the George Washington Bridge.... With the good comes the bad I suppose. I may post some pictures up after I've got some sleep. Night all.

Army 's Comment
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Congrats!!

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Pics or didnt happen!

How are the disk brakes? I haven't heard much on them.

Robsteeler's Comment
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Congrats! Can't wait to see the pics! My new Cascadia has disc brakes as well. It stops real nice.

Cwc's Comment
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Pics or didnt happen!

How are the disk brakes? I haven't heard much on them.

The disk brakes are awesome!! They are a bit touchy so if your a boot guy or gal you might wanna swap to tennis shoes for the first couple days. They stop 79700 downhill like drum brakes stop an empty. My only downside thus far is that they are really grabby when wet, only matters when your empty.

Pictures are going to have to wait... Sorry!!

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Wow took big rigs awhile to catch up using discs......Volvo-White started using them in late 1980's on refuse trucks, on all axles! Sure made brake jobs a lot faster and easier too! lol We'd stock em by the pallet load 3-4 foot high of pads in boxes. Well, we did have a fleet of 180+ trucks too

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I used to live in Yonkers twenty-some years ago and drove the GW everyday to Trenton New Jersey. Can't imagine having to deal with an 18-wheeler. God bless you brother.

Liam B.'s Comment
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Photos are always great, waiting :) Disc brakes, it's really great, my first truck was already with them, I can not imagine other brakes, because they are the best :)

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Wow took big rigs awhile to catch up using discs

I think heat dissipation, wear, and surface area were probably the big concerns. That massive drum can absorb a lot of heat and takes quite a while to wear down. You can also put a huge surface area of pad to it. You're limited in all of those areas with discs.

I actually had an experimental truck with disc brakes from Volvo back in like 2005. They've been working on it for quite a while.

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Cwc's Comment
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Photos are always great, waiting :) Disc brakes, it's really great, my first truck was already with them, I can not imagine other brakes, because they are the best :)

Pictures are great... I read awhile back Brett seemed to like anonymity. Me too. And as soon as I figure out how to black my truck number and plate number out... I'll post up some pictures.

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