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<IMG SRC="http://members.theglobe.com/wkf71/volvo.jpg"> <P>Here's a photo of the Volvo 660. Interesting comparison with the S70 beside it. My sister's boyfriend just bought it, that's them in the photo. The 660 is a now a permanent resident at our equestrian farm and will be used to haul show horses. Some stats include a 12.7 Liter inline 6 Detroit Diesel that pumps out over 1,600 lbs-ft of torque at 1,200 RPM mated to a 10-speed semi-automatic gearbox. Each of the 2 fuel tanks holds 175 liters. The sleeper is huge and includes 2 bunks, the lower converting to a sitting area with table, a TV/VCR combo and a fridge. The sleeper is over 7 feet tall floor-to-ceiling. Volvo builds safety into their trucks just like thier cars, and it's the only truck to have a standard drivers side airbag.<P>
 

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I'm impressed with the sleeper stats! Sounds and looks like a real machine, how much did it run him? How is it in the snow? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>
 

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Wow, I was wondering what that rig looked like. Impressive choice.<P>Out of curiosity, is a rig like that needed to haul show horses? Wouldn't some sort of F350 Superduty /5th wheel combo be fine? (That's what I see around here at Spruce Meadows usually)<P>Glad to see ya in the Volvo forums Mein.<P>
 

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That's awesome. Now that Volvo Cars is owned by FoMoCo, I wonder how long the two companies will continue to use the same grill and logo?<P>Cool truck Mein.
 

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The Volvo is needed because he's going to be pulling a trailer that carries 10 horses. He was able to pull 4 horses with a GM 3500 super duty, but he replaced that with a Freightliner FL60, which was smaller than the Volvo.<P>How's it in the snow? Well you can lock the 2 rear axles and get 4-wheel-drive that way to get you out of slippery conditions. <P>The 660 will run you about $130,000.00 in canada.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by [email protected]:<BR><B>That's awesome. Now that Volvo Cars is owned by FoMoCo, I wonder how long the two companies will continue to use the same grill and logo?<P>Cool truck Mein.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Volvo AB specifically before purchase, has given FoMoCo the rights to use the slash and trademark grille. FoMoCo in turn has to use this basic design as a part of their purchase agreement. This is in keeping the tradition of Volvo. You might notice that the trucks still use the old black/silver symbol, while the cars use a new blue/silver symbol.<P>-Drew
 

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Good thing that FOMOCO is not changing the symbol, as the car would not be a Volvo without it.
 

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Mein_VW, what types of horses do you have? Is it an "English" farm per chance? Also, have you ever heard of Randy Bird, Equine Education? He is based out of ON, Canada, maybe you have heard of him. Super nice guy, damn talented too.
 

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prospero: Our horses are all Hunter-Jumpers, though one of our clients has a Dresage horse. I'm not familiar with the term "English" partaining to horses other than all of ours use English saddles. <P>I know very little about horses - I'm allergic as hell to them and basically everything you'd find on a farm. Cars are my thing. My sister's a coach and was an Ontario Champion years ago. I'll see if she's heard of Randy Bird when I'm there on the weekend.
 

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Hunter-jumpers are generally what we refer to as English horses 'round these parts. Horses are cool, but cars are better. I just seem to have fell into the world of horses a few years ago when I rented an apartment and garage on a 400 acre horse farm. I have recently moved away as the owner doesn't like to pay his overdue bills for PC and mechanical work. Anyhow, that would be cool if your sister knows Randy Bird. Just goes to show how small the world really is.<BR>
 

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So who owns Volvo Truck, and where are these things built now? I had forgotten that Ford didn't get the truck division as well.<P>
 
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