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Semi trucks for sale - What you need to know while buying them

By Virali Subscribe to RSS | April 27th 2012 | Views:
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A lot of trucks fall either in to compact or the full-size category, but "compact" is now relative term these days. Full-sized Detroit-label trucks are now available with guise of heavy-duty.

The cab designs

Each of the manufacturer mostly have their own cool name for it but intrinsically speaking, there are 3 elementary basic styles of body for the semi trucks for sale: the regular cab, the extended cab & the crew cab. The regular cabs come with 2 doors & a seat between 2 and 3. The extended compact cabs come with a lot of storage space, and the full-sized models seat 3 passengers additionally. The rear clam shell doors do make it very easy for getting people & cargo in & out of back of the extended cabs, but some come with small and front-hinge doors. The crew cabs come with 4 full-sized doors & seat around 5 and 6 passengers very comfortably in 4x4 custom trucks.

The price

The compact base-model semi trucks for sale are cheapest vehicles in market, but the premium loaded models run in to low $30,000s. The full-sized semi trucks for sale range about $20,000s to about $50,000s. The compact base-model trucks are cheapest automobiles in market right now and premium loaded models run in to low $30,000s. The full-sized trucks can range from low $20,000s to low $50,000s.

The engine and fuel Economy

The compact trucks come with 4, 5, 6, & 8 for the different purchasers. A lot of full-sized trucks come with 6-cylinder engines and there are trucks which employ V8 or the V10 engines which give marginal economy of fuel numbers at their best. The full-sized heavy-duty trucks have diesel engines which give a lot of towing power & also better mileage.

The safety

Most of the trucks give you basic equipment of safety like the front airbags & the seatbelts for passengers. The curtain side air bags & control of stability are commonplace for the full-sized models. Few of the compact 4x4 custom trucks give poor performance in the crash tests, & you should be wary of the rear jump seats which are not designed for protecting people in crash.

Drive train

Nearly all the trucks have both manual & automatic transmissions, along with 2- & 4-wheel drive in 4x4 custom trucks. A lot of them also have traction-aiding gadgets like the limited-slip & locking differentials & traction electronic control.

Versatility of the Interior Seating

Most of the trucks can be purchased with front 3-person bench or the bucket seats. The extended or the crew cabs give ability for either folding entire seat of rear on upwards or 1 half or other. Some newer full-size trucks also allow you to fold the front passenger seat flat to provide a handy tablelike surface.

The towing ability

The compact trucks tow somewhere between about 3,000 & 7,000 pounds, and it depends on the way in which they are equipped. The regular full-sized trucks tow about 12,000 pounds along with some engines & some configurations of suspension, but most of them range some where between 8,000- & 10,000 pounds capacities. The full-sized heavy-duty trucks haul about 30,000 pounds while they are equipped along with 5th wheel connection. You should be wary about the axle ratios, they play very important role in the towing capacity and fuel economy.

Virali - About Author:
Thetruckguide.com is a site where you will find plenty of new and used semi trucks for sale. There are also custom 4x4 trucks on this site and the huge variety of the automobiles will certainly make you drool. You will certainly get what you are looking for here as there is no dearth of options on this site.

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