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RE: Super Freightliner

Low power doesnt work out to well around here when you have trucks running 129,000 lbs and going over passes. It would be fine for the typical otr truck, though some drivers wouldnt be happy. Same story in Australia, except even much heavier loads are the norm
RobertRyan 03/30/15 07:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mercedes Developing a new Pickup Truck

Robert I have in fact bean op Baldwin st for a look, it may be the steepest street in the wold, but as it is only a short no tru streat it has really not got much to do with toving a FW over mountains, if the highest pas in Newseland is only 1076m that is only about 3300'. If peaple in Australia like the Mercedes when it coms out great, the Americans do have a thing about ther big disel pickups, if they can't go op a mountain pulling 10 ton FW without dropping a gear it is no good, the fact that they got 6-8 gears don't matter. ???? Try the other roads in New Zealand, they are as almost as bad, as that other extremely steep street in Wellington, that goes to the top over looking the harbour. NZ seems to have a staggering number of very steep roads. They certainly would be dropping gears on them. I actually walked down and up Baldwin, there is a similar street in Hobart Tasmania
RobertRyan 03/30/15 07:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mercedes Developing a new Pickup Truck

If they use the same diesel they tried out in the Ram it won't pull a rowboat That is only used in the RAM.Problem with the RAM Diesel, is the appalling load capacity. I would hate to know what hitch you could use on it?
RobertRyan 03/30/15 06:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Super Freightliner

Impressive fuel economy for such a massive truck. http://www.autoblog.com/2015/03/27/daimler-supertruck-115-percent-mpg-improvement/ Similar to what they are doing in Europe, more of a concern due to expensive fuel. Mercedes (Freightliners owner) and Volvo are heavily involved in getting greater efficiencies
RobertRyan 03/30/15 05:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Super Freightliner

Power is unusually low for a class 8,most are 500/1800+. Most is definitely a stretch. 400-450 by far makes up the most popular specs for OTR trucks. Some large fleets only spec 350. Now, once you get into heavy haulers and construction equipment, then you start seeing 500+ HP. Also, it doesn't need near as much HP anyways, since most truck's HP goes mostly towards pushing air. Averaging 12+ MPG in an 80,000 pound truck is nothing to sneeze at. In the US you may have such low horsepower numbers, but the relatively low weight loads, allow that to happen
RobertRyan 03/30/15 05:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mercedes Developing a new Pickup Truck

1076 meters ant hill and its not hot there. Did you also Google , which country has the steepest streets? Yep New Zealand. In fact it has steep streets and equally steepish roads. It is far from flat and difficult to drive on Steepest Street in the World The asian truckees you post up are used for inner city jobs ,I see them mostly in the employ of small landscape jobbers delivering shrubs and mulch, thats all they are good for here. Bit confused there, your talking about small delivery vehicles, same as here, not Asian 1 Tonnes Pickups An example below, light delivery vehicle http://www.primemovermag.com.au/images/uploads/primemover/featured/Isuzu-NPR-300-main.gif
RobertRyan 03/30/15 05:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mercedes Developing a new Pickup Truck

Very nice looking, you weren't kidding when you used the word, "luxurious".:) This whole class is really exploding in Globally , expect to see more players involved
RobertRyan 03/30/15 04:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mercedes Developing a new Pickup Truck

... This company sells Australian, US and British towables, notice the 30ft Ultima lightweight 5ver, 5th slide ... That Ultima is made by Evergreen with Compositek siding. Same company as in the US? And the prices are ~Can$100,000 ??? Wow :E Do not sell many, in fact they sell few Towables in New Zealand
RobertRyan 03/30/15 04:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mercedes Developing a new Pickup Truck

The highest roads in New Zealand are not 12,000'. they are no more then 1100 meters,thats a walk in the roses in north america.Even a sprinter can make it to the top there. You sure? The higest mountain is 12,000 ft. We have roads, that are 4,000 ft up not far from me, highest highway roughly 5000ft, No they are much higher in New Zealand. I do not know where you got your information from The place is far from dead flat unlike Canada when you get over the Rockies The geography of New Zealand encompasses two main islands (the North and South Islands, Te-Ika-a-Maui and Te Wai Pounamu in M?ori) and a number of smaller islands, located near the centre of the water hemisphere. New Zealand varies in climate, from cold and wet to dry and to subtropical in some areas and most of the landscape is mountainous. The dramatic and varied landscape of New Zealand has made it a popular location for the production of television programmes and films, including the The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
RobertRyan 03/30/15 04:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mercedes Developing a new Pickup Truck

Pickups , Trucks are VERY different outside North America Anyway the new Mercedes will be be more up market than this LHD(only photo I could find) 2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpsh3lrzufk.jpg
RobertRyan 03/30/15 02:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mercedes Developing a new Pickup Truck

It's ugly....BUT, seeing as how it's only a Mercedes, it'll really be affordable:R Everyone on the block will own one...Nah, it's just another grocery getter, truck wannabe....Guess it'll work towing the 5er pictured if no mountains to tow....mostly flat to hilly, I mean we have 1/2 ton pick-ups here that can pull the Space Shuttle:B No, they tow in the mountains of New Zealand, highest peak 12,000 ft. It is a mighty hilly place. This company sells Australian, US and British towables, notice the 30ft Ultima lightweight 5ver, 5th slideUltima 5ver in Mountainous New Zealand The MB Pickup will be a more carlike "I Tonne" Pickup, than the Ranger. I think it will slightly more luxurious than the Ranger/Amarok Sorry...not buying it....I'm talking about the little ugly Mercedes that is on your first post...Not believing it'll tow the 5er ALSO pictured up 12,000' peaks...not buying it.. ...and I was talking about the Mercedes you first posting about...nothing else...your post was about the "want to be a truck" Mercedes...I doubt very seriously it'll tow the 5er that was pictured up mountains at a safe speed, to 12,000'.....So we need to be talking about the same thing here...you're switching vehicles on me now... A 1 ton pick-up like the Ranger:E...don't even consider the Ford Ranger a 1/2 ton truck..Guess that's what we get being continents apart. I would like to think that a MERCEDES BENZ would be " a little more "luxurious than a Ranger....but again, maybe my perception of what you're calling a Ranger isn't what I know as a Ranger.... I think you are talking about something totally different. Global Ranger like the new Mercedes is a 1 Tonne Ute, 2,200lb min payload. BOF. slightly smaller than the F150 The Ranger has nothing to do with the small US Ranger, it was nowhere as big as a base F150
RobertRyan 03/30/15 01:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mercedes Developing a new Pickup Truck

The Keystone Cougar 244 NZ has a tare weight of just over 3 tonne and is a WOF 5th wheel. It’s towable by a range of Japanese utes such as the Ford Ranger, Holden Colorado, Mazda BT-50, IA company that imports the Keystone Cougar to New Zealand,, the model described is slightly over 26ft Keystone Cougar in New Zealand New Zealand Mountain Roads http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpsha8wyabj.jpg
RobertRyan 03/30/15 12:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mercedes Developing a new Pickup Truck

It's ugly....BUT, seeing as how it's only a Mercedes, it'll really be affordable:R Everyone on the block will own one...Nah, it's just another grocery getter, truck wannabe....Guess it'll work towing the 5er pictured if no mountains to tow....mostly flat to hilly, I mean we have 1/2 ton pick-ups here that can pull the Space Shuttle:B No, they tow in the mountains of New Zealand, highest peak 12,000 ft. It is a mighty hilly place. This company sells Australian, US and British towables, notice the 30ft Ultima lightweight 5ver, 5th slideUltima 5ver in Mountainous New Zealand The MB Pickup will be a more carlike "I Tonne" Pickup, than the Ranger. I think it will slightly more luxurious than the Ranger/Amarok
RobertRyan 03/30/15 12:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth Wheel Under 25 foot

You might check and see if Lance is making a fifth wheel. Scamp is really small, I don't know how anyone can enjoy camping in that! Good luck! Fred. 19ft that is tiny:@
RobertRyan 03/30/15 12:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mercedes Developing a new Pickup Truck

Will tow this as well http://liveimages.editorial.carsales.com.au/caravancamping/general/editorial/ge5159981928026966111.jpg?width=298 Which is what this does http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpsswlwhtlc.jpg
RobertRyan 03/29/15 10:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mercedes Developing a new Pickup Truck

One.... That little thing ain't going to tow most of the RV's on this site. Two.... Congrats on the championship mate. Although I still don't understand your baseball like sport :W As big as an early 2000's F150 and if like the others will tow a 25-30ft 5ver http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpse6pug5y8.jpg Cricket is the Grandfather of Baseball, the Father is Rounders a breakaway sport, that looks a lot like Softball early Baseball. Dead easy game to learn., Cricket that is .They had 93,000 a record at the game http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpspng5ztzw.jpg
RobertRyan 03/29/15 09:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mercedes Developing a new Pickup Truck

Better choice Full Size Japanese Pickup Truck They do not sell those here. No US Full Sizers are actually sold here, some HD Pickups are imported thoughI do have a question for you, Robert. What is the reasoning for GM and Ford stopping production of vehicles in Australia? Won't that make buying a vehicle in the land of Oz more expensive because there will no longer be a domestic automobile industry in Australia? Two reasons: Outside of the Holden Commodore and Ford Territory, Ford and GM were not selling any of their imported units. The Govt decided to kill a subsidy the two the car makers and that had a tumbledown effect, killing Toyota's operations as well GM in Australia was the Holden Commodore, that at one stage , not too long ago was the top selling vehicle in Australia . The Territory based on the Falcon, was Ford's top selling model
RobertRyan 03/29/15 07:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mercedes Developing a new Pickup Truck

Better choice Full Size Japanese Pickup Truck They do not sell those here. No US Full Sizers are actually sold here, some HD Pickups are imported though What's this you say? In Oz you go from ute's to real trucks and give LGT's a miss? No, we go from Global Midsizers, possibly to Euro Cab Chassis Pickups, then real trucks, MDT, HDT. HD US Pickups are "cars" or Utes, here
RobertRyan 03/29/15 07:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mercedes Developing a new Pickup Truck

Better choice Full Size Japanese Pickup Truck They do not sell those here. No US Full Sizers are actually sold here, some HD Pickups are imported though
RobertRyan 03/29/15 01:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mercedes Developing a new Pickup Truck

I like the looks, it would make a good truck for local errands. Kind of the Benz version of the Honda pilot. Payload would be anywhere from 2,200lbs to 30000lbs bit more than Honda Pilot. I think it would be slightly smaller than the F150
RobertRyan 03/29/15 01:53pm Tow Vehicles
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