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GlennWest

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I have never read anything bad about them. They appear to be a very reliable and great working tranny. I have read many posts about no or little service for them. This is my concern because if I go down this route it will be a keeper.

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I've been very happy with mine, Glenn. I don't cover a lot of miles, like some of these guys do -- like you, I travel for work -- but it's always been reliable.

 

Six years ago the local Kenworth dealer wouldn't work on mine (the oil cooler lines were leaking, not an internal problem), but the Volvo dealer right across the road from him could, would, and did. They did a great job on it.

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I also will not put a lot of miles on one. I avoid going into northern hill country now due to my truck. It may be up to task but I do feel like an ant towing my Teton. It is tall and heavy. It performed surprisingly well in the Texas hill country though. My main concern if I need service and it is a problem it will cost me a lot in lost job opportunities. Our jobs come up on sometimes days notice. Strange thing also I have emailed Greg twice about his price on this truck and no reply.

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My main concern if I need service and it is a problem it will cost me a lot in lost job opportunities. Our jobs come up on sometimes days notice.

 

My work is the same way. I, too, have to always be ready to go on short notice.

 

To date, the truck hasn't cost me any jobs. The fact that I had a two-pedal transmission saved me some time and inconvenience and possibly let me keep a job that I'd been hired for, though, when I had my left knee blow out on me two days into the trip on the way to a new assignment. Had I needed to operate a clutch with my bad left knee, instead of just needing to get up into the truck and get behind the wheel, I'd have been out of commission until I found someone to drive the rest of the way, which could have cost me that assignment.

 

 

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lol. I actually have spent a lot of time on knees but that isn't what bothers them. Prayed a lot on knees. Squatting is. Those scaffold builders are always low or high. They just don't seen to ever get it right. So either standing on something or squatting and that gets me. My left knee swells and gets stiff. Hurts. So 3 pedal out of equation.

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Let me begin, Greg does a first class job. I can't see putting that much in one at my age, 74k without bed. We purchased some property 2 years ago and are preparing to put a small residence on it. Very humble. All metal and concrete. I can work on a truck there in my off time from work.

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I wouldn't be too worried about the Freedomline--all of the parts/service needed will be available without issue for quite some time. While the ZF-Meritor partnership is gone, and US production has been abandoned, it's still being imported and used in a good number of buses under ZF's AS-Tronic brand.

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Lot of support for it in canada,never had a issue with mine save a balk when it got 'bad power'.

I was instructed by the freedomline tech at our local Volvo dealer -clean all battery connections every 30 days-

I took that to mean in commercial service, so I do it yearly .

It is a lovely box,not in the same league as a ishift but nice,forgives my many sins (pushing the neutral button on a hill)!!

ARRRGGG

Rocked the cobra head forward and it slipped into gear ,not even a sarcastic message on the drivers display.

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