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Old 03-16-2019, 03:12 AM   #1
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Ih 4900 DT 466

What about a single axle day cab IH4900 with DT 466 engine and 7 sp manual to tow 5th wheel trailers 20-25K for local transport? I had planned on a F350/450 but thought a MDT would be cheaper to maintain. From limited internet search the DT 466 seems to have a good reputation.
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We owned over a dozen International 4700 /4900's with the DT466 and manual transmissions over the years at the family business that shut down a couple of years ago, overall they were reliable, though we always had ongoing issues with the dashboard / odometer readouts, on the engine side probably the most common failure point would be failed turbochargers and failed rear oil seals, as well as glow plug / cold starting issues.
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Thanks for that info!

A few questions
Whatís the difference between the 4700 and 4900?

Were they straight truck or semi? How much did you haul/tow with them?

Any kind of empty vs loaded mpgís you recall?

How many miles did you get out of them?

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We owned over a dozen International 4700 /4900's with the DT466 and manual transmissions over the years at the family business that shut down a couple of years ago, overall they were reliable, though we always had ongoing issues with the dashboard / odometer readouts, on the engine side probably the most common failure point would be failed turbochargers and failed rear oil seals, as well as glow plug / cold starting issues.
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They were local area refrigerated delivery trucks, typically operating within a 75-100 mile radius on typically 150-250 mile 8-10 hour per day delivery routes making 12 to 25 stops. Fuel economy as I recall was around 5 -6 mpg, though this including fueling the refrigeration units, not exactly comparable to typical RV use. As I recall the only difference between the 4700 and 4900 was the weight rating the 4700 was offered as a 25,999 GVWR to be a non-CDL chassis and the 4900 was the over 26,000 CDL required chassis, with the primary difference being the rear suspension, though their may be other details. All of ours had air brakes, but I think hydraulic brakes, and automatic transmissions were available. There is a lot of variation in these trucks even in ones of the same model year, at one point we had a 1999 4700 with a bad engine which we started to salvage for parts for the other 1999 4700 we had at the time and found many parts would not interchange, I am talking about stuff like the ignition key switch, stuff you would think would be standardized. Number of starting batteries was another common variation, they might have from 1 to 3 group 31? (maybe group 29) starting batteries as wired from the factory, with most having 2 or 3. On a side point the 4700 (and possibly the 4900) was available with both low and high profile wheels, all our were the high profile, the low profile sit much lower to the ground, sorry I don't recall the sizes, though I think the ones we had used 22.5 inch wheels, which means the low profile probably used 19.5 inch.


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p.s. we still have a couple that are up for sale if you are interested, asking price is $5,000 as is, these just happen to be the last 2, and are also the ones with the shortest beds on them, for some reason as we sold them off everyone wanted the biggest ones first. They have not been ran on the road in about 4 years, would need new batteries, and probably new tires, we have had lots of tire kickers, and people say they are interested, just no buyer on these last 2 yet.
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