Originally Posted by Plow More
im just not a mack guy is all. Their suspension squeaks, engines wont run with cat, cummins or detroit even if they are all rated at the same power level. They are also a pain to work on as they have a lot of their own parts rather than kenworth and peterbilt which have a lot of common parts and easy to find. The old B-model macks are kinda cool though but as far as im concerned, mack stopped making trucks when they got out of the old classic B- models
you are rite about that. they will not run with the cats, cumaparts, or detroits. my E-7 350 with 8 LL trans will walk away from the T-800 with the 550 cat- 8LL trans, and also walks away from the T-800 with 60 series detroit and 8LL. and all three walk away from the W600 with the 600 cumapart and 18 speed.
and before you say it is all in the gearing, they all have 12X24 tires, and all have a top speed of 72 mph.
as for the parts thing, i can get mack parts anywhere.
for the other trucks, the closest peterbuilt/kenworth/freightliner dealership is 75 miles away. and most parts have to be ordered and wait for delivery.
cambria mack has most parts needed in stock.