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Do any of the new trucks come with trans coolers?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Joel B., Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

    I have looked at the specs and unless I'm blind, none of the big three offer trans coolers. Anyone have different information.


    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    Must be blind, all 3 do
  3. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

    Do you have a link to show the option?
  4. Eggie329

    Eggie329 Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    I'm pretty sure they're standard on 3/4 tons and bigger and most 1/2 tons.
  5. jgoetter1

    jgoetter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Great question - I know I'd go with the option. I've aftermarketed all my trucks with tranny coolers.
  6. Kavu

    Kavu Member
    Messages: 60

    It's standard equipment on Super Duties
  7. Brian in MO

    Brian in MO Junior Member
    from NE MO
    Messages: 29

    I would think they would be standard equipment. Even my 2000 f350 with a 6-speed manual tranny has a factory cooler on it, so you would think a automatic would be standard?

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    i have one on my 2500HD. it comes with the factory plow prep package that my truck has
  9. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

    I have one too on my '02 2500HD, I was wondering about new trucks '10, '11.
  10. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

    I don't see it listed as standard or optional equipment anywhere. Are you sure?
  11. s. donato

    s. donato Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    one even came on my dakota b/c i got the HD Tow Package.
  12. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    I got a big one on my 02 Ford, and I know all automatic Super Duties have one.
  13. V_Scapes

    V_Scapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,072

    Yea i thought any truck that comes with a tow package should have one in it. my uncles 08 dakota has a heavy duty cooler in it.
  14. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

    You are the second person that has said so but I don't see it listed anywhere.
  15. stackmaster

    stackmaster Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    I believe the big 3 all come with but I remember asking about this before and people saying that it should be upgraded if the truck is going to be used for plowing.
  16. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    Nowhere does it say it comes with brake and gas pedals either - the auto super duties come with a tranny cooler.

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

  18. blee1ash

    blee1ash Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    They come as standard equipment on all 3/4 tons and most 1/2 tons, and are not listed as a separate option.
    Some packages will have a larger trans cooler than the standard one, but I'm pretty shure they all have one standard.
    Look at what is included with the towing and or plow prep packages, I beleve it will say upgraded transmission cooling or heavy duty cooling or something like that.
    The options sheet or spec sheet will not say "transmission cooler" but they do have one
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2011
  19. blee1ash

    blee1ash Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    The websites are very vauge about options and such. Talk to a dealer they usually have more info on what is standard and what the towing and plow prep packages include for equipment.
  20. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    You not look HARDER Superduty must have big tran cooler.

    It hide between AC radiator and radiator. There bada## BIG TRAN cooler it huge. It twice bigger than size of 2 laptop.