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Freightliner Century Class HDT


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2005 Freightliner Century Class HDT, condo sleeper with double bunks. Just turned about 622K. Powered by a Detroit series 60 515 hp diesel w/ 1850 ft. lbs. of torque! Shifting is mercifully done via a clutchless Smart Shift that has ten forward and two reverse gears. A two speed "Jake brake" works either via operating the brakes or by setting the cruise control, where it will maintain speeds within 4 to 5 mph on down hills. The power of this engine brake is simply amazing and can be a life saver on steep declines. Average mpg at 65 mph, pulling an 18,000 lb 41' toy hauler and the Smart on the deck runs between 7.3 and 8.2, depending on terrain. Top speed is governed at 75 mph. The steering wheel is air adjustable in an amazing amount of ways that make it easy to find a comfortable position. Both the driver and passenger seats are air ride with multiple adjustments for height and comfort. I just installed a brand new AM/FM/CD player/weather band with aux. input. The original radio comes with the truck as well and works fine, but has a cassette player, so the new one was in order. There is huge storage under the bed that is accessible via an outside door as well as by lifting the bed. Multiple cabinets and storage areas are throughout the cab. There are seperate climate controls in the bunk area. The lower bunk has a new mattress specifically designed for HDT use. Inside the cab are lots of chrome widgets for all the guages and switches, as well as a really nice 40 channel CB with a retractable mic holder. A color camera is installed on the passenger side mirror which displays a nice view of the blind side of the tractor via an LCD screen on the dash. A Giraffe height alert system has an LED screen on the dash as well. There are three horns. City (electric), air horn and a huge train horn that can blow the hair off a cat from 100 yards. All of the tires were bought brand new right after I bought the truck and have less than eleven thousand miles on them. The rear brakes have new drums, shoes and cams, the front, new shoes and cams. Both differentials and the transmission have been flushed and replenished with full synthetic fluids. The coolant system was just flushed. A new cabin filter was installed this summer as was a new air filter. All the wheels are polished aluminum with chrome hub covers and lug nuts. All of the exterior lighting other than the headlights are upgraded LED. The truck has no known mechanical issues. There is a Freightliner dealer about an hour from where I live that can do a complete check over and dyno run prior to any serious consideration to purchase it. The bed was custom made to our specs right here in Florida by a company that specializes in commercial utility trucks and beds. It has a divided storage unit that holds the ramps for the Smart on one side and the tie straps and winch controls on the other. There are two steel wheel chocks on the passenger side of the bed to secure the car once on placed on the bed. The winch is a Warn 7500 series with a synthetic line and brand new remote control. The fifth wheel hitch is a 20K unit welded to a steel plate, which is in turn bolted to the rear of the frame. RV wiring box for the fiver's umbilical is placed at an easy to reach area. There is no "Jackalopee" type system as freightliner trucks have quite stout electrical systems and can easily deal with an RV hook up, especially since they regularly "drop and hook" trailers. I bought the truck in Georgia two years ago from a Freightliner Select dealership that only sells top of the line trucks. The price is now $30,000.00 which is over ten thousand less than we've invested in it. We bought a small class A DP, so we need to get this to a new owner! I can be contacted directly at rick.rutel@yahoo.com
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