Tilt Cab Advantage #4, 5 & 6

These are more minor advantages, so I will group #4, 5 & 6 in one post.

Advantage #4 is visibility. Because the driver is sitting on top of the wheels instead of behind them, the driver is higher and can see more traffic and some more detail. The other reason visibility is better is that the glass area is larger. Rear visibility is enhanced with standard larger truck style mirrors. In addition, the steering wheel is lower and doesn't affect the visibility at all compared with a conventional cab truck. The dashboard is much lower and it not a visibility issue either. It all translates to better vision of the road, the job site, how close you are to objects and so on.

Advantage #5 is what I call "driveability." This word just means that it drives the way it drives, it feels the way it feels and that is a positive or a negative depending 100% on how the prospect feels when they drive it. Some love it because, as I think myself, it is fun to drive. The way it steers is easier to negotiate obstacles, you have better visibility of the truck and the terrain at the same time. Because of the geometry of the steering wheel, ones arms are in a comfortable position. It seems to take less movement of the wheel to affect movement of the truck. The visibility is great, seating is good and so on. It is totally interpretation by the prospect. One thing is certain and that is that most people are used to the conventional cab design. It's just like your car, or any pickup by any make and so on. So, at first people may feel "out of place" in the tilt cab. This is the critical reason to make sure and demonstrate every time unless they are buying another one. I think the driveability of the tilt cab is an advantage; however, not everyone will agree with this.

Advantage #6 is serviceability, or access to the engine by being able to tilt the cab to expose the full view of the engine. Here again, this is subject to interpretation, mainly by a mechanic. Is it easier to work on? I don't know, but one could very easily have that impression just by being able to show the whole engine and transmission off where on a conventional cab one only sees the front part of the engine and cannot see the transmission at all. Sometimes in classes when we talk about the advantages of the tilt cab, this is expressed as advantage #1, but you see where I put it: way down the list. In reality, the cab will be tilted up only rarely. 99+% of the time, it will be down.

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