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Wrobel#1
02-06-2007, 09:34 PM
I came across two truck that are reallly a great deal. What do u think would be a smart chose.
1 1994 GMC Topkick with a 12ft dump and 10 western and desiel with 80k miles. THe truck looks great for only $13,500 nego
2. 1999 Mitubishi Fuso 4X4 with a man box,dump bed, and western plow, with only 17,000 miles. The truck looks good. He's asking $15000
Any suggestions

leaflandscape
02-06-2007, 10:01 PM
Be careful with used plow trucks, I'd have a mechanic check out the one your really serious about. The Mitsubishi sounds really good for the price. Have they had salt spreaders in them?

Wrobel#1
02-06-2007, 10:45 PM
i don't beleive so. i going 2 go look at them on thurs

mow king
02-06-2007, 10:48 PM
If you're not pulling a ton of weight then I'd take the Mitsu for sure.

Wrobel#1
02-06-2007, 11:24 PM
i'm going to be pulling a 20' enclosed with about 3000lb of equipment

mow king
02-06-2007, 11:28 PM
i'm going to be pulling a 20' enclosed with about 3000lb of equipment

You should be fine, I've towed a skidsteer behind one, it did fine just not gonna win any races with it.

I personally wouldn't wanna drive cross country with the set up though.

Wrobel#1
02-06-2007, 11:40 PM
their really that slow

Wrobel#1
02-06-2007, 11:42 PM
what i really want is a f-350, f-450, f-550 or chevy or gmc 4500

mow king
02-06-2007, 11:59 PM
their really that slow

They'll do 65-70...when I had 10k-12k pounds behind it and hit a hill though I was doing 55.

Around town, they're peppy.

zedosix
02-07-2007, 08:39 AM
The isuzu if I'm correct you are sitting right above the front tires. If this is the one I think you mean, it is a very rough ride. The GMC will be far more comfortable to drive, should be stronger also.

RedWingsDet
02-07-2007, 08:47 AM
what i really want is a f-350, f-450, f-550 or chevy or gmc 4500

I have pulled a bed full of debris/sod/mulch with my 20ft trailer loaded with equipment, and it hauled it just fine. I love the truck. I will sell you a 2000 F350 v10 4x4, 8ft western, 9ft dump body, red with black dump. excellent condition, new trans with warranty and 56k miles. 19k obo

GreenN'Clean
02-07-2007, 09:15 AM
Look around for the truck you want, you can find some good deals on the fords now a days

tnmtn
02-07-2007, 11:00 AM
sounds like it depends which way you want to take you your bussiness. if you are looking to tow a skid steer occasionally and mostly move mulch and smaller gravel loads then the mitsu may be for you. if you are wanting to start leaning toward heavier equipment, site work end of things i would go with the GMC.
good luck

cutbetterthanyou
02-07-2007, 07:23 PM
sounds like it depends which way you want to take you your bussiness. if you are looking to tow a skid steer occasionally and mostly move mulch and smaller gravel loads then the mitsu may be for you. if you are wanting to start leaning toward heavier equipment, site work end of things i would go with the GMC.
good luck

i agree with you.
i have a 1993 mitsu and love it but make sure it is in good shape because they are very expense to work on.another thing to think about is what kind of places you are going the mitsu gets in tighter places and is easier to turn around.look in the door jam to see the weight rating i am not famlier w/ the chevy but i looked at a international and they can't haul alot more even though they are alot bigger.

Wrobel#1
02-08-2007, 01:02 PM
i went to look at the fuso and i didn't like it. it's 2 small and very slow and unicomfortiable. i not going to buy it

J&R Landscaping
02-08-2007, 01:23 PM
You'r not really comparing apples to apples here IMO. The GMC topkick is going to be able to pull a house down. The fuso sounds like a good buy as well. If you'd like a 350 or 450, why not wait till you find one???

J&R Landscaping
02-08-2007, 01:26 PM
Pick up a copy of truck shopper. Look on the back cover at the Brown Daub ford ad.
They have a 95 f350 dump for sale. 7.3 PSD, western plow on the front as well. 4x4. I'm not sure what there asking for it though...

cutbetterthanyou
02-08-2007, 08:32 PM
the only thing bad w/ the p stroke is the tranny i would suggest a manual if you get one

gene gls
02-08-2007, 09:10 PM
their really that slow

Mine is a 1999 2x4 and it cries when it see's a hill with any weight. With just a trailer its not too bad. Grate for plowing.

Wrobel#1
02-08-2007, 09:43 PM
i found a 2000 ford f-450 4X4 with a 12 foot dump,western plow, desiel witjh 56,000 miles for $19000 i think i'm going to buy. i'll see saturday