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Photography => CARRIER SPOTLIGHT => SWIFT Transportation => Topic started by: Paul Kane on May 30, 2009, 05:53:45 PM

Title: Suicide Coil
Post by: Paul Kane on May 30, 2009, 05:53:45 PM
Due to the "curse of the all-white trucks", I wasn't really paying much attention to this rig, but when I saw the load I figured I'd try and salvage a rear shot.  The truck in the second picture came by heading south about 30 seconds later.

I-79 Waynesburg, Pa.
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/steelerfan123/truckload/Swift/th_DSC_0942.jpg) (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/steelerfan123/truckload/Swift/DSC_0942.jpg)

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/steelerfan123/truckload/Swift/th_DSC_0943.jpg) (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/steelerfan123/truckload/Swift/DSC_0943.jpg)
Title: Re: Suicide Coil
Post by: Freight21 on May 30, 2009, 06:00:54 PM
Nice shots Swift flatbeds seem to be increasin I really like that volvo in the first pic pulling a flat.

Off topic question for Swiftt#1 do the newer Columbias come with the round gauges or the same old ugly one piece gauge
?
Title: Re: Suicide Coil
Post by: rex012 on May 30, 2009, 06:04:16 PM
theres another 780 :-o i thought they were done with them......i guess this could be a O/O...nice catch paul..
Title: Re: Suicide Coil
Post by: swift#1 on May 30, 2009, 06:14:22 PM
theres another 780 :-o i thought they were done with them......i guess this could be a O/O...nice catch paul..
They are DONE with them ,meaning their not buying anymore..that a 2007 probably close to 500,000 miles.
Title: Re: Suicide Coil
Post by: swift#1 on May 30, 2009, 06:16:43 PM
Nice shots Swift flatbeds seem to be increasin I really like that volvo in the first pic pulling a flat.

Off topic question for Swiftt#1 do the newer Columbias come with the round gauges or the same old ugly one piece gauge
?
Same ugly one piece..all guages in one spot. :|
Title: Re: Suicide Coil
Post by: Ray F on May 30, 2009, 06:35:36 PM
Nice pics Paul  :-D :-D BTW for a second there, when i opened up the Thread, I thought the truck was going Backwards down the Road  :lol: :lol: :lol: i Must have gotten to much Sun Today or something  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Suicide Coil
Post by: swift#1 on May 30, 2009, 06:42:13 PM
, I thought the truck was going Backwards down the Road  :lol: :lol: :lol: i Must have gotten to much Sun Today or something  :lol: :lol:
Some of our drivers do that LOL!!! :-D
Title: Re: Suicide Coil
Post by: Mike C on May 31, 2009, 12:46:25 PM
Same ugly one piece..all guages in one spot. :|

Dont all the Columbias come with the gages all in one cluster???  I thought that was one of the differance between ordering centurys or a Columbia aside from the hood and some of the specs.
Title: Re: Suicide Coil
Post by: swift#1 on May 31, 2009, 12:49:01 PM
Dont all the Columbias come with the gages all in one cluster???  I thought that was one of the differance between ordering centurys or a Columbia aside from the hood and some of the specs.
:roll: Your right Mike..Century's the one with Round SeperatemGuages and the Columbia with the Enlosed area. :wink:
Title: Re: Suicide Coil
Post by: Mike C on May 31, 2009, 01:08:01 PM
Ok thats what I thought but then again the only Columbias I drove were when I worked for Gordon Trucking.  I found pics of the 2 different dash gauges online.

Freightliner Columbia dash cluster
(http://bigtruckbills.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/2005ColumbiaInteriorDash1.37163007.JPG)

Freightliner Century Class Dash Cluster
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/captchaos/CenturyDashChrome034.jpg)
Title: Re: Suicide Coil
Post by: swift#1 on May 31, 2009, 01:42:34 PM
I'll take the century :-D
Title: Re: Suicide Coil
Post by: classicxl on May 31, 2009, 03:56:35 PM
not all of them are a one piece some do come like the Century's but most don't

heres your proof .



http://www.truckpaper.com/listings/detail.aspx?OHID=1811842&GUID=4C2D26410281485EBD272D78C6CE2B2A
Title: Re: Suicide Coil
Post by: Freight21 on May 31, 2009, 05:50:29 PM
Most have the one piece but their is still a lot of Columbias out their that have individual gauiges which looks a lot better.