Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: U1450L DOKA
Location: BOZEMAN, MONTANA
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
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Questions are good. We all have questions about these trucks-there is a lot to learn, and so many variations that there always seems to be something new to ponder.
The two DOKAs are close in many ways, and different in some. The grey truck (looks white) is a 427 series; the Green one is a 424 Series. So, the
U1450L (grey) is newer, and has the OM366A powerplant, whereas the
Green one has the Om352A motor.Both are turbocharged, neither has an intercooler (yet). I'm not sure there is much to choose between the motors , although some have expressed thoughts that the earlier series (OM352A) has more robust components (con rods, etc, ),
and produces less power (depending on specs), out of essentially the same block, so therefore is the more reliable of the two..
Both trucks have the CLAAS splitter/overdrive. Both have the crewcabs and
aux cab heating, and hydraulics front and rear.. The newer truck has the newer dash design, the frame mounted cab-lifting cylinder, headlight range adjustment, ABS brake system, dual air conditioners,a Hellgeth-
tweaked motor to 200 H.P., stainless exhaust system, etc., none of which the Green truck has.
The Green truck compares well with the Grey one in terms of the driving
experience, but the Hellgeth modifications give the Grey one the nod in
top speed and acceleration.
The Green truck's XM-47 Michelins are much superior to the Dunlops on the Grey truck.
I prefer the paint color and the crew-cab/short bed configuration of the the green one-it gets the beauty award. It just looks like a strange German truck.
The Grey one does not attract as much antention..it is sort of incognito, while the green one is almost impossible to miss.
I like them both, and I'd like to keep both of them..but I don't really see that happening.
Last edited by TRUKTOR; 10-11-2008 at 06:45 PM.