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Old 12-22-2007, 09:17 AM
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mbe 4000 470 h.p.

hey all! quick question for anyone who has run with the benz 4000. How comparible are they to the s60 det. or C-15 cats? Looking at a 2000 western star with 72'' sleeper mbe4000 470 h.p. eng. w/13 o.d. trans and 3.93 ratio. is it a good combo. for hauling a 120,000 lb. load of pulp or not? just curious as to your opions. i an i a cat man myself and always have been but the price so far is right on this tractor @ $35,700.00 with all service and main. records w/ purchase. keep in mind any manufacturing problems with this series of engine are greatly appreciated. thanks for any input and happy holidays guys.
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:49 AM
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we've got the mbe 4000's in the sterlings at work, and they seem to do all right, but everyone i know absolutely hates them. I buddy of mine is a mechanic for Covington Detroit, the main detroit diesel shop/place, whatever you wanna call it, in north carolina, and he has absolutely NOTHING good to say about them. He says there junk, and he'll tell you exactly why. i dont remember the details unfortuantly, but he says most of the mercedes he's had come in, came in with MAJOR problems just out of warranty. if i happen to see him this weekend i'll try and get the exact details on why there so bad, but i dont know when the next time i see him will be, because it works in greensboro, which is like 3-4 hours away, and only comes back on the weekends. i hardly see him.

the one's at work have only got like 17000 miles on them tho, not anywhere close to being broke in yet, so they still have a ways to go i guess.

and there definitely no where near to par with series 60, or c15, IMHO.

just my 2 cents tho. hope it helps maybe.

i prefer cat myself.

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Old 12-22-2007, 10:01 AM
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Hey fellow Yooper! I can't help you with your question, but good luck on the possible purchase
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I would walk away from an MBE 4000. I like cat or cummins better. Detroit as a last resort. The early 60 series was a good engine, but the newer ones are horrible.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:35 AM
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m.b.e 4000

Ya I decided after talking with a neighbor of mine about his mbe in his western star that they were not much. His warranty just expired and he has nothing but problems sense. thanks for input.
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