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Fordsuvparts
12-15-2007, 12:09 AM
We went to the auction and came out with 4 new trucks today, we had a blast and saved some serious cash as well. Probably the best time I have had in along time, it was a lot of fun bidding on all those trucks. Some guy flew in, in a helicopter and bought about 35 trucks. Every truck was a diesel.
We bought a 2007 F450 crew cab 4x4 6.0 auto with 12' dump, a 2007 Isuzu NPR with a 16' grass body and 2 - 2007 Mitsubishi FE 145 with a Vanscaper dovetail box complete with all the trimmer racks and shelfs. All four trucks are ready to go with less than 100 miles. We are going to sell one of the Mitsubishi FE145 Crew cab with 16' Vanscaper box complete with ramps and all the trimmer and acc. racks already to go. It has a 175000 mile/5 year warranty. Pm if interested.

acm8705
12-15-2007, 12:13 AM
Why were these vehicles at auction? Were they government vehicles?

Fordsuvparts
12-15-2007, 12:18 AM
Tru-green sold them as surplus because they did not need the extra trucks with the market being down, and the drought.

skip1718
12-15-2007, 12:33 AM
where in the world did you find out about this auction? i am looking for picture one exactly. if you don;t mind me asking what did you pay at auction for that. also what kind of mileage is on that.

Fordsuvparts
12-15-2007, 12:37 AM
All of the trucks at the auction had less than 100 miles. I got a flyer in the mail is how I found out about the auction. Make me an offer and i will sell it for the right money, remember it is brand new and has not been titled yet.

ZX12R
12-15-2007, 09:48 AM
You said all trucks have less than 100 miles on them and then you said you are selling one with 175,000 miles it. :hammerhead:


On a brand new truck that you bought,is it safe to say that you saves $20,000 off the MSRP?

grassmanak
12-15-2007, 10:06 AM
You said all trucks have less than 100 miles on them and then you said you are selling one with 175,000 miles it. :hammerhead:


On a brand new truck that you bought,is it safe to say that you saves $20,000 off the MSRP?

your a ******, read the post again, it says 175,000 mile WARRENTY

SlowMow
12-15-2007, 10:07 AM
Well, just to save a possible rude comment, I will step in and say that none of the trucks have 175,000 miles on them. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the thread said they had 5 year/175,000 mile warranties.

JB1
12-15-2007, 10:13 AM
here was the auction flyer. http://www.furrow.com/Servicemaster_121407/index.htm

PerfectEarth
12-15-2007, 10:25 AM
your a ******, read the post again, it says 175,000 mile WARRENTY

Well that was rude and uncalled for. Ever look over something while reading?? I guess not. And while you're insulting people, try and spell correctly- it kinda backfires on you when you sling insults.

VERY nice trucks!!! That looks like one Helluva auction. I think I've passed by these trucks a million times- where they used to be parked in that huge lot off Middletown Industrial, on the way to Lesco. I'd love to know what you paid. Congrats!

lawnspecialties
12-15-2007, 12:47 PM
your a ******, read the post again, it says 175,000 mile WARRENTY

Well that was rude and uncalled for. Ever look over something while reading?? I guess not. And while you're insulting people, try and spell correctly- it kinda backfires on you when you sling insults.

VERY nice trucks!!! That looks like one Helluva auction. I think I've passed by these trucks a million times- where they used to be parked in that huge lot off Middletown Industrial, on the way to Lesco. I'd love to know what you paid. Congrats!

You two are cracking me up.:laugh:

ZX12R
12-15-2007, 12:59 PM
Thanks Slowmow and Perfectearth,I misread it.:hammerhead:

Grassmanak,I mean Assman is classless,do not be too hard on him.:dizzy:

Lawn Enforcer
12-15-2007, 01:59 PM
Oooooooo......new toys! How much did those bad boys set ya back?

Fordsuvparts
12-15-2007, 02:05 PM
Lets just say that 100k we had to spend was not near enough when the auction was over. We plan on reselling one of the vanscaper crewcabs and then a few other older trucks in our fleet.

cpel2004
12-15-2007, 02:11 PM
Tell us more about your operation, based upon your name, are you a supply yard the offers maintenance? It must be nice to have 100k laying around. Thats atleast 800 to 2500 in payments per month if you borrowed the money or tapped into a loc. That alot of coin to drop. Looks like Im not the only one that loves a great deal. Whats important is you spent money and had alot of fun doing it. Good luck

NewHorizon's Land
12-15-2007, 03:37 PM
So tru green bought 113 trucks and didnt even put 100 miles on them? Why in the world would any company buy that many trucks and sell them right away at auction?

Fordsuvparts
12-15-2007, 05:22 PM
We do mainly landscape construction, from retaining walls to your basic landscapes, from sod work to site prep and every thing in between. We have our own construction division and do a lot of remodeling work and some new construction. We also do have a large scale mowing operation that only does commercial property, we have a tree farm and greenhouse business. We just developed our own subdivision and are looking to build some homes on the property to sell. We do mainly large commercial jobs for the state and federal gov. We are also setup with several large contractors and do all there work. This started as a terrible year but turned around in august when we won about 750k in state and federal bids. Not to mention the Wal-mart super center that we just finished last week, that 100k was a surprise, and we were not planning on it. We did not have the money in hand, but did have our good credit and a investor with deep pockets who wired us the money we needed above out available credit. We are selling one truck and will split the profits with our investor. By the way he is my older very successful brother and made it big in the computer world. He is currently building a new home and we are doing all the site work for him, we have already saved him about 15k so he is very willing to help us out in return.

deere615
12-15-2007, 07:47 PM
That f450 is a nice truck!

bobcat_ron
12-15-2007, 08:20 PM
Dude, you scored big time!!

P.Services
12-15-2007, 09:18 PM
can we get rid of this thread please, it makes me far to jealous :cry::cry: i would kill for one of those trucks.

cpel2004
12-15-2007, 11:01 PM
Picasso that's what happens when hard work meets preparation with a little luck spread in. Keep working hard and have a plan you to will have several F450.

cpel2004
12-15-2007, 11:25 PM
More than Mulch thank you for sharing that info. I wish we could hear more about your business structure and how you operate such a large company with so many different divisions. I dont want to HIGHJACK your thread but Im sure many guys including myself would like to hear how you grew your business and how the day to day operations are managed. In particular the structure of your company and how many employees you manage how many supervisors, how do you follow up on the quality of work etc? In addition what do you look at when your estimating a 750K job? The numbers have to be right no margin to make an error or misjudge any part of that bid, right. I think it would be safe to say we would all appreciate it. Im not asking for confidential info, just the basics. Thanks in advance.

P.Services
12-16-2007, 12:18 AM
Picasso that's what happens when hard work meets preparation with a little luck spread in. Keep working hard and have a plan you to will have several F450.

thats the plan anyways, one f550 crew cab 4x4 mulch dumper w/ back pack tool box to pull the enclosed. used with 100k or so

BMFD92
12-16-2007, 10:36 AM
man i would love to have one of those dumps and box trucks

cpel2004
12-16-2007, 01:32 PM
bump to the top

Lawnworks
12-16-2007, 02:02 PM
Picasso that's what happens when hard work meets preparation with a little luck spread in. Keep working hard and have a plan you to will have several F450.

Is it really that hard to make a $600 a month payment?

cpel2004
12-16-2007, 02:09 PM
Lawnworks why dont you read the entire thread. Do you have the capital or business volume to go out and purchase four new trucks in one day and not sweat it. If you do great if not try and read the entire thread next time.

Lawnworks
12-16-2007, 02:15 PM
Lawnworks why dont you read the entire thread. Do you have the capital or business volume to go out and purchase four new trucks in one day and not sweat it. If you do great if not try and read the entire thread next time.

uh... I read the thread. Why don't you go back and read it.

Tony Clifton
12-16-2007, 03:39 PM
Nice trucks, congrats on the deal it sounds you got.

Of course I saw the post a day too late....the flier said you could bid online as well.

Was the guy that flew in a contractor or do you think he was a car dealer or wholesaler?

cpel2004
12-16-2007, 03:41 PM
Lawnworks I guess the answer is no, that what I thought!

Tony Clifton
12-19-2007, 11:48 AM
I saw your ad on here where you are going to be selling some of the trucks, but it sounds like you are buying more in the meantime? Would you be willing to share how we can get in on the deal.

Fordsuvparts
12-19-2007, 12:08 PM
I way over extended my self and my company to get about 250k and bought a bunch of truck at auction with it. I hope to make some money on the truck and keep and few as well. This was a once in lifetime deal i think. luck of the draw.

Tony Clifton
12-19-2007, 12:24 PM
yea, I thought you only bought 4 trucks. I saw what the trucks sold for, and some people, including you got some great deals. I am jealous...haha

AintNoFun
12-19-2007, 06:37 PM
did they post the results online?


I saw what the trucks sold for, and some people, including you got some great deals. I am jealous...haha

Fordsuvparts
12-19-2007, 07:03 PM
I'm sure that they did, i just haven't found them yet.

Tony Clifton
12-20-2007, 08:29 AM
Yep, they are there...