What are the best truck engines and which are the worst? How do I know which truck engine will serve my needs best as an owner operator?
However, there are some important factors which should be considered to help you determine the best choice of diesel engine for your semi truck.
– 300 HP Mack – 350 Cummins – Big Cam Cummins – 1693 Cat – 3408 Cat – C15 Cat – C16 Cat – 60 Series Detroit – DD 15
– The average load weight. – The type of terrain where you’ll be traveling. – The kind of trailer you’ll be pulling.
Cat makes some very good engines. I’ve owned several Caterpillar engines over the years and have good things to say about them.
The 12L and 13L Volvo/Mack engines worked fairly well, although the 16 liter has had a variety of issues. Parts and skilled mechanics for these were hard to find.
– Do Your Research – Ask Current Owner Operators – Talk With Some Experts