Originally Posted by TaterColo
I'd say it's about the same. I'd be interested to hear what the coaches get that you see on their tail touting 500+ hp? I dream of having 500+ thinking I can take 6-7% grades at 55+. Dunno??
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One of my "must haves" when I bought this coach was a 400HP Caterpillar engine. Obviously, I didn't get it, but saved at least $30K by getting this Berk with the 340.
I do wish I had a "real" Jake brake. From what I can tell, what we have on these coaches is nothing more than an automatic downshift on the Allison tranny.
First time I activated it, my hair stood on end; when I drove semi, I was taught the ABSOLUTE max RPM was 2000 RPM. When the 340 hit almost 3K, I figured there would be pistons swapping holes back there.