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Engine hours vs miles???

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by JohnnyRoyale, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Looking at truck with 70,000 miles on the odometer and has 4000 hours on the engine. Is this indicitive of lots of idle time? Where should the hour meter be at for that many miles?

    Truck is an 03 International with a 250 HP DT466 Auto, ex municipal truck.:drinkup:
  2. keitha

    keitha Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    That's 17.5 MPH. What type of truck, CC, plow, ect. That would tell more. City, county, state also would be different #'s

    Last edited: Sep 24, 2009
  3. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 6,078

    You can tells its been a city truck LOL

    1 of my trucks has 85,000 k with over 4500 hrs on it...
    the other has exactly 85,000 k on it also, but just turned over 2000 hrs...

    Its pretty easy to tell which one was a plow truck... I think that motor still has lots of life left in it...
  4. dj89

    dj89 Senior Member
    from wny
    Messages: 112

    My 03 2500 has 130k and 4500 hours, think it was alot of high way miles....
  5. newlooklandscp

    newlooklandscp Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 476

    my 06 F350 has 92000+ miles and 3400hrs-ish on it. 6.0L diesel.
  6. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I drive school buses with the DT 466. Most are 190 HP, one is 240HP. It's a rocket LOL. Some of them have over 250K on them. Great engines. Some have hour meters on them. I've done the math, but I can remember the avg MPH I calculated. Does the truck have a fast idle control, or hand throttle? They should be revved up in the winter when idling. I would hope a municipal crew would know that.
  7. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    My Tahoe has 2000 hrs and 160,000 kms on it.

    The truck is a single axle c/c with a hooklift. It was used by a municipality as a plow, salter, water truck, chipper body etc-all with different bodies on it.
  8. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    We have equipment with 6,000hrs and 50k, its all about the maintenance; appreciate wet sleave motors for a quick in-frame overhaul.