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Old 10-21-2018, 12:29 PM   #1
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HELP,which one I should choose

Hi,
Everyone ,I am newbie here,I just find 3 short bus.need suggestions.i will drive a lot and mountain road too.
1,2011 IC 6 windows school bus,
engine make:Maxxforce 7 220hp,cyl 8,
Transmission:Allison 1000
2,2005 Thomas 5 windows
Engine make:Mercedes 900 cyl 4,maybe 160~190hp
Transmission:Allison
3,2000 international 5 windows
Engine make: DT t449e
Transmission:Allison

If the same conditions,which one is better? Thank u
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:32 PM   #2
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The 2000 model would be the way to go in my book sue to the lacks of the emissions garbage that has plagued the newer(2004+) models.

Which engine is it though? DT466E(straight 6) or T444E V-8 )?
My guess with that year model, it may have an AT545 transmission, which is not the most desirable...

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Old 10-21-2018, 08:54 PM   #3
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Maxxforce = NO
Mercedes = NO
You got one choice.
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Maxxforce = NO
Mercedes = NO
You got one choice.
Yep, my thoughts as well!
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Old 10-22-2018, 02:51 AM   #5
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Maxxforce = NO
Mercedes = NO
You got one choice.
I would say the same thing.
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:13 AM   #6
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