KENWORTH OR PETERBILT?
Posted Tue, Jun 26 2012 01:56 AM CST
TYLER REEVES
NO COMPANY
WILSON, KS

Posts: 9
Which truck would you personally prefer and why? what are the pros and cons of each as far as cattle haulin goes? REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Fri, Jun 29 2012 01:44 AM CST
TYLER REEVES
NO COMPANY
WILSON, KS

Posts: 9
Wow i'm kinda shocked, with 518 views i would have thought cattle haulers being as proud as they are of their trucks would have been all over postin some comments
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Posted Fri, Jun 29 2012 08:07 AM CST
BUTCH MOSLEY
BUTCH MOSLEY LIVESTOCK
MCGREGOR, TX

Posts: 16
I would suggest the Peterbilt.. Im just partial to em...The KW is a heavier truck...But i dont know what kind of KW your looking at......But the KW has a bigger sleeper..YOu can get a flat top KW and still be able to stand up....I will tell you this my next truck will probaly be a KW900L.... REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Fri, Jun 29 2012 11:14 AM CST
JESSIE SHERMAN
BAR S LAND & CATTLE CO IND
IXONIA, WI

Posts: 15
Peterbilt all the way. I have 75 trucks of my own,and are all pete's. I don't care for the newer style Pete's. From about 2003 and forward. All my truck's have the old school look,and feel. They all have a manual tran's. None of this sissy automatic,or autoshift garbage. Real driver's drive my truck's.I also have several two stick tranny truck's. Kenworth truck's are just as good,and made by the same company as Peterbilt. So what it boils down to is individual taste,and a driver's preference. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sat, Jun 30 2012 01:24 AM CST
TYLER REEVES
NO COMPANY
WILSON, KS

Posts: 9
yeah i'm not sure which one i would want. I love the look of the kenworths and yeah that is a great looking truck, but i also like the peterbilts. those are the 2 main trucks that you think when you think bull haulin. Just a good looking tough truck that gets the job done REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sat, Jun 30 2012 01:25 AM CST
TYLER REEVES
NO COMPANY
WILSON, KS

Posts: 9
yeah i agree, gotta keep it manual, never have been a fan of the automatics. I think that takes away from trucking and haven't liked the one that i drove for a short distance. Sounds like you've got it made in the shade with all them trucks, congrats on your success, that is pretty amazing REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sat, Jun 30 2012 11:31 AM CST
KYLE BRUNDAGE
BRUNDAGE LIVESTOCK LLC
PRINCETON, MO
660-953-0599

Posts: 6
im a peterbilt guy all the way. but it doesnt matter what kind of truck if the guy driving it cant do his job. the brand of truck really doesnt matter. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sat, Jun 30 2012 12:54 PM CST
TYLER REEVES
NO COMPANY
WILSON, KS

Posts: 9
yeah for sure, it all comes down to driver capability, a good driver could drive a ford and get the job done REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Mon, Jul 02 2012 08:06 AM CST
STEVE HILKER
STEVE HILKER TRUCKING, INC.
CIMARRON, KS
620-855-2378

Posts: 14
I've owned both for 30 years. They both have advantages over each other. Go with which dealer is going to give you the best service. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Wed, Jul 04 2012 02:25 AM CST
TYLER REEVES
NO COMPANY
WILSON, KS

Posts: 9
ok sounds good, just wanna make sure i'm getting the best truck for my money REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sun, Sep 16 2012 10:01 AM CST
JARED ERNST
ERNST TRUCKING
SAINT ANTHONY, ND

Posts: 13
Hello, just wondering if you got yourself a truck yet?? I have a little insight that might help.....
1. A Peterbilt is generally lighter than a Kenworth. When hauling livestock usually get paid by the hundredweight, so the lighter the truck the more you can haul and the more you get paid.
2. I have owned both and for hauling livestock you may need to get into some tight spaces. The Peterbilts can pretty much turn a circle inside the Kenworths and thus manuvering is better in a Pete!
3. Kenworths have a 8 bag air suspession that doesn't flex as much as the Pete's, so if you get into a ranchers pasture or something the Kenworth may need a push over a little hump! Also when looking for a Pete make sure it has the "air leaf" suspenssion. The flex air is a good for over the road, but not a livestock truck.

I hope this helps if you haven't already got a truck. I been talking up Pete's over a KW but that is just my experience with both trucks. Kw's have a little more modern look and the inside of the cabs are maybe a little nicer than a Pete, but if it doesn't get the job done who cares how nice it looks.

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Posted Sun, Sep 16 2012 02:18 PM CST
STEVE NOBLE
S.NOBLE TRUCKING
MCCUNE, KS
620-704-0886

Posts: 25
W900 AND PETES ARE GREAT TRUCKS
I DONT OWN ANY OF THE ABOVE MY TRUCKS ALL HAVE 500 PLUS HORSES AND MIN 13 SPEED .
AERODYNAMICS DICTATE FUEL MILEAGE AND DRIVERS DICTATE SAFTY
IF YOU WANT TO TRY TO RUN UNDER THE RULES AS THEY ALWAYS HAVE BEEN GET A HOOD
THIS IS A BUSINESS NOT A LIFE STYLE COST MAKES THE DIFFRENCE BETWEEN STAYING IN BUSINESS OR BEING ANOUTHER TRUCK IN THE TRUCK PAPER
MY TRUCKS ARE PAID FOR TRAILERS PAID FOR WATCH EXPENSE WORK HARD WATCH CASH FLOW
FIGURE YOUR PROFIT DIFFRENCE BETWEEN 4 - 5 MPG AND 5 - 6 MPG MY AVE FUEL RATING IS
5.65 MPG ON 3 TRUCKS HAULING CATTLE MAKE A GOOD DECISION ON YOUR TRUCK PURCHASE AS YOU WILL BE PAYING FOR IT FOR SOME TIME

BEST ADVICE I CAN GIVE
STEVE NOBLE S,NOBLE TRUCKING




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