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  1. Sweeper

    Sweeper I need a bigger broom

    Lots of our KW’s around here have the same problem.
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Yup .I just sit back and use my pinpuller to push the has pedal. Ain't nobody got time for that .
     
  3. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    I'd rather have my old 268 International back as to have a KW....UPS should get their money back on those lemons.
     
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    They are bad . I am sure they get them cheap which is all they care about.
     
  5. Hadjabear

    Hadjabear Member

    The one nice thing about the new freightliners is that it allows standard cruise when there is a fault with the crash/adaptive cruise system
     
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    We were jut recently talking about this. I guess these brakes are either backed-off or out of alignment. Caught it on a dolly.



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  7. Shiftless

    Shiftless Active Member

     
  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    This was my first thought but the pads on the other side were seated correctly.
     
  9. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    Those are some strong feelings!

    I get annoyed with some things on the newer tractors but I would take them any day of the week over an old International. Except maybe the 279 single screw Kenworth's, those are the most jerky tractors ever built!
     
  10. brostalss

    brostalss Well-Known Member

    It amazes me how many cars I see driving at night with only their DRL's on and no tail lights.
     
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  11. Knothead

    Knothead Yep.

    They're too busy texting to turn the lights on.
     
  12. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Minimum 10 a night.
     
  13. gearjammer

    gearjammer New Member

    got some new single axle KW’s in CACH. Auto diesel’s. Actually seem pretty descent. Shifted smooth and rode nice!
     
  14. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I covered a job last week. 1st day I had the assigned tractor. KW single screw, auto. Yuck. 2nd day, it had a PMI, so it was replaced with a twin screw KW with a 10 speed manual. So far, it is one of the nicest trucks I have driven. Quiet, decent power and once I figured out where are the switches were that I needed, it worked well.

    I am supposed to be working a feedah job at peak. If that tractor or one like it is assigned to me, I would not be sad.
     
  15. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    That’s what i have on my current job. They back smooth unlike the previous model of the single screw KW.
     
  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    All the new tractors steer funny. Well, not exactly funny, it's just you have to be STEERING 100% of the time. They just will not go straight even for 2 seconds. Glance down to adjust the AC or something, BOOM, over the fog line.
    Rant ovah.
     
  17. gearjammer

    gearjammer New Member

    That is one complaint was the steering seemed like there was a tire out of balance and wobbled a bit.it was a lot smoother hooking to a trailer than the older autos. Those can be down right embarrassing lol This one had descent pulling power and was rather quiet. Maybe there’s hope for KW after all but let’s see how they are after a couple hundred thousand miles. Plus it didn’t laugh at me all night like the LNG
     
  18. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Is it possible that it has new rear tires? We are having major issues with the new tire company and the retreads they are putting on the rear axles. Pretty much doing exactly what you’re saying. Don’t know if it’s the same tire company nationwide.
     
  19. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    I used to think it was the tractors but I'm starting to think it's because we have the 5th wheels all the way back for pups and there is too little weight on the front axle.

    People hate on the CNG tractors, but our Kenworth CNG tractors drive great at highway speed, even when bobtailing. They never wander like our newer diesel tractors do.
     
  20. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    A lot of people here are saying this too.