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Old November 5th, 2012, 10:53 AM
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Being a Ford guy, I love that Cummins! I agree, it is a shame they don't stick an Allison behind that motor.
That's what I said!

But you guys don't know te half of that motor, it's huge in industrial use as well, many trailer jockeys use it, Sennebogen uses it in some of their material handlers, as well as Komatsu too among many other users!
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Old November 5th, 2012, 10:46 PM
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Being a Ford guy, I love that Cummins! I agree, it is a shame they don't stick an Allison behind that motor.
When I was looking, the decision was Allison transmission or Cummins motor. The deal was too good to pass.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 07:35 AM
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That's what I said!

But you guys don't know te half of that motor, it's huge in industrial use as well, many trailer jockeys use it, Sennebogen uses it in some of their material handlers, as well as Komatsu too among many other users!
Sorry John I should have been more clear, I was totally agreeing with your post. In the older dodges those Cummins motors would chew through transmissions like Tootsie Rolls. Such a torque monster.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 08:25 AM
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I have a 98.5 Ram 3500 with the 24V Cummins. Great truck, will haul anything you can fit in the bed or on a trailer behind it. 5 speed NV4500 transmission is about as strong as it gets unless you want to convert to a 10 speed Eaton. Picked up a vehicle in VA last week and got 15.8 mpg towing. The truck itself weighs around 7000lbs. Overall mpg record is 18.9. I want a newer truck badly but with as much hauling as I do it is really hard to justify it when this 15 year old truck with 258K is doing its job so well.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 08:27 AM
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I have a 98.5 Ram 3500 with the 24V Cummins. Great truck, will haul anything you can fit in the bed or on a trailer behind it. 5 speed NV4500 transmission is about as strong as it gets unless you want to convert to a 10 speed Eaton. Picked up a vehicle in VA last week and got 15.8 mpg towing. The truck itself weighs around 7000lbs. Overall mpg record is 18.9. I want a newer truck badly but with as much hauling as I do it is really hard to justify it when this 15 year old truck with 258K is doing its job so well.
and from the sound of it...just as well as a new truck. Yep I'd save the money too.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 08:30 AM
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I drive 12v cumins from time to time, its approaching 370k, its had two transmission 3 radiators and a lot of front rotors. Its just about completely fallen apart but continues to run, id drive it anywhere.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 04:04 PM
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Sorry John I should have been more clear, I was totally agreeing with your post. In the older dodges those Cummins motors would chew through transmissions like Tootsie Rolls. Such a torque monster.
Yeah and i said it should have been paired with the Allison, but that would be too good. Although that izusu duramax with the allison in the chevys is a great ride as well, i trust isuzu on that motor, the problem is that chevy helped make it, and their track record is pretty shitty with V8 diesels.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 06:04 PM
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