Workhorse P7 with Vortec 6000

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Pkgrunner, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. Pkgrunner

    Pkgrunner Service Provider

    Any one else get to drive one of these?
    My hub just got a few of these to replace the older leaky Freightliner diesel P7s.

    325hp with 365 lb.- ft. of torque. Its quiet, drives like a muscle car, has a multi leaf suspension, and a killer turning radius. My old Freightliner had no suspension to speak of, turned like a 747, had no guts whatsoever, and was deafeningly loud. I like this upgrade much better than when I stepped up from an old p400 to a "car of the future" p500.
  2. Captain America

    Captain America SuperDAD to the rescue

    They would never give me a vehicle with less than 150k miles on it. I am not "compliant" enough.:punk:
  3. Jagz

    Jagz New Member

    We got a few of them. The main thing I don't like about it, is that it takes a while to start it up.
  4. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    We've got a few of those, and they are a blast to drive. Tons of torque as it feels like the rear tires are going to break loose when you hit the gas. One thing I have noticed about them is it seems all of them have a signature belt squeal, and the steering isn't as tight as I would like. I am not going to complain though as they are the best cars in our fleet as far as I am concerned.
  5. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    We've got several different versions of new P7's in my center. Each one I've driven is very nice. We've got some new P5's that are like race cars and can turn around in the tighest areas without backing.
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Are these single rear ends or dualies?
  7. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    In my center the WorkHorse's are all dualies, the new Freightliner's are singles.
  8. badpal

    badpal Member

    And watch your shins on that top step that sticks out. OUCH
  9. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    WE've got both here.
  10. Pkgrunner

    Pkgrunner Service Provider

    They are dualies with a small block Chevy V8. The diesels I believe are an emission issue for Ca. We did get some of the Mercedes turbo diesel 4 cylinders a couple years ago but they just don't have any power for towing TP60s. We also have had all of our P500 routes replaced with the P57s all of those are single rear ends but they come in both the diesel and gas versions---the gas versions are by far the p57 of choice.