Originally Posted by LVRVLUVR
pretty sure I'll trade up to the new 6 speed..
That's a pretty good idea. I can see what they are doing with the 2016 F53. Although they've down graded the horsepower, they lowered the HP curve so that max hp is at 3000 rpm. The torque has been increased slightly and its max is around 4800 rpm. With the six speed tranny it should shift up smoothly through the gears without going above 3000 rpm.
When climbing we need the torque not the hp and that will play right into the setup's strength. The result should be that it will resemble the way the Workhorse chassis was set up. Very tempting.
They've just started producing the 2016 F53, so it'll be a while before the mh manufacturer's 2015 inventory is depleted and the 2016 starts showing up in the mh's.