Semi truck & trailer value
Need some price info on this stuff.
First of all, they run, are used seasonally currently. Don't know the milage, but the current owner has never opened up the engine (to his knowledge). Used mainly in the fall, about 4 months out of the year. At best, they get about 4K on them a year (I guess) in their current use.
Owner's the 'manager' type, has someone else running the trucks/business. If I recall, one of the engines has a "slight" dribble of oil between the block and head. Both are turbo-ed.
1977 International day cab cab over, single axle, spring suspension. Has a turboed Cummins motor and I think a 10speed tranny. Fixed fifth wheel. Power steering (air steering).
1977 Kenworth sleeper cab over, tandom, spring suspension. Turboed Cummins engine, w/ a 13 speed tranny. Suppose to be an old Alaska rig, since it has no front brakes. Adjustable fifth wheel. Manual steering. Just had a 'used' tranny installed. Has this diesel fuel tank warmer too, rad fluid is cirulated into the tank to keep it warm....an Alaska thing so I was told.
Trailers are prob older, maybe early 70's. They're flat bed, 24 foot (maybe longer, but not over 30 feet) with tandoms, spring suspenstion, steel frame, 10 hole bud tires. Lights work, one might need some wood replaced, other is okay. Not pretty (would look at home in a junk yard). Not sure if one might have been a "longer" trailer that was hacked in the middle and shortened.
I plan to use them for 'seasonal' stuff and maybe the same amount of milage.
I have an idea what to look for in issues. But looking for suggestions on what to inspect closer. Was thinking of jacking up the steers to see if the steering has any play. Also thinking of checking the wet tank for excess oil (sighs of a bad compressor) or takes a long time to air up. Too much "white" smoke during start up I suppse too are things to watch for. Maybe even checking the diff axle oil to see if there are any metal.... (I'd like to do an engine oil analisis, but don't have the equipment to get a sample w/out pulling drain plug.)
For a 'value', they're located in WA state, used in ag currently. Any idea what these old beasts would fair on the market? They're part of a package deal... so I can't say how much the owner is valuing them.... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img]
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