Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Good Evening All from Alberta Canada,
I purchased my very first diesel with a 1995 International 4700 single axle dump truck. I believe it to be a 190 HP DT466 with an Allison Automatic with a 4.10 rear end and hydrulic Brakes. Originally from California State, it was brought up to Canada and sold to me. It is a very clean, nice looking truck as I brought it for my newly established Landscaping company. I was hoping it would be able to pull my equipment trailer and equipment (total of 14,000 lbs) across the foothills of the Rockies, but I can barely get 30mph out of her uphill, as there are several long steep grades as I am just located inside the Rockies. Can anyone tell me this truck should be able to tow this equipment without issues...or was I conned into too light an engine?
All opinions welcomed, as this is my very first diesel truck which I really wan to work out for me. Thanks in advance!