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Truck I.D. needed

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by OLDNEWBIE, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Is this an Oregon utilities truck? If so what utility? Thanks

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  2. SOrez

    SOrez SOR Active Member

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    Kind of looks odot color.
     
  3. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    looks like O.D.O.T. colors, but no graphic saying so.
     
  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Could have been a service truck for a communications company.
     
  5. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Just did an image search for ODOT trucks. Bingo! Checking out a Craigslist ad on this truck. I know Police vehicles sit and idle all day but maybe ODOT not so much? Over 80,000 miles on a service vehicle probably = 130,000 due to idle time. Waiting on a call back to find out more.
     
  6. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    Heh, ODOT rigs idle a LOT. If that truck sat with overhead lights on at all, it was turned on because even a couple little halogen rotator lights will kill a battery in just a couple hours. New LED emergency lights say you can leave them on with the vehicle off - but the low power draw just means you can add more blinkys with the same electrical load... government vehicles tend to be pretty ragged out by the time they're sold off. Check the state's auction website - almost every vehicle I've looked at has something wrong with it, some of them are barely running by the time they're sold off.
     
  7. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to be the guy with the original contract to rebuild extra heavy-duty alternators for police rigs.
     
  8. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    This looked like a good deal but I needed jump seats in the back. Guy said it never had them. I wouldn't rule out a service vehicle though, extra wear but regular maintenance as well. Low mileage small trucks are damn pricey though!