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moores
07-20-2008, 07:05 PM
I was just wondering if anyone out there has one. Reason being I am looking at a 2007 dodge 3500 slt with the 5.7 liter hemi and do not see that many of them around my area. any feed back will be very helpful thanks

TandM
07-20-2008, 11:14 PM
we have a 2007 dodge 3500 with the hemi in it and it has a service body on it.truck works really well. I am pleased withit. poor gas mileage with a dump bed on for sure

KrayzKajun
07-20-2008, 11:16 PM
reason you dont see many is because most people dont use a gas engine with a dump body!!

TXNSLighting
07-20-2008, 11:33 PM
reason you dont see many is because most people dont use a gas engine with a dump body!!

yeh, thats just stupid.

KrayzKajun
07-20-2008, 11:39 PM
yeh, thats just stupid.

i was talkin about a dodge 3500 with the gas 5.7l hemi. I wouldnt even want to think of mpg of tht. My brothers 08 1500 with the 5.7l only gets 10mpg. with a dump yur takin prolly 5-6mpg

TXNSLighting
07-20-2008, 11:51 PM
i was talkin about a dodge 3500 with the gas 5.7l hemi. I wouldnt even want to think of mpg of tht. My brothers 08 1500 with the 5.7l only gets 10mpg. with a dump yur takin prolly 5-6mpg

i know! thats what i was talkin bout!

mag360
07-20-2008, 11:59 PM
Depands on the use I guess. Our dump gets the fewest miles put on it.

mike lane lawn care
07-21-2008, 12:22 AM
we have an 03 F-350 dually dump truck with a 6.8L Gas engine in it, works fantastic, don't give a sh!t about the fuel economy, you don't buy a dump truck for good gas milage. try putting that dump body on a prius.

Gravel Rat
07-21-2008, 12:26 AM
Nothing wrong with gas pots in a 1 ton dump they save some payload and if you don't drive the truck much your not letting a expensive diesel sit.

As for a Dodge dump it will be okay if you put 2 shovel fulls of dirt in the box its loaded. Dodge only has one size of springs for their trucks it doesn't matter if its a 1/2 ton to 1 ton they use springs designed for a 1/2 ton.

Buy a Sterling 4500 or 5500 if you want a dump with a Cummins and super high quality Dodge construction :laugh:

Junior M
07-21-2008, 08:05 AM
Nothing wrong with gas pots in a 1 ton dump they save some payload and if you don't drive the truck much your not letting a expensive diesel sit.

As for a Dodge dump it will be okay if you put 2 shovel fulls of dirt in the box its loaded. Dodge only has one size of springs for their trucks it doesn't matter if its a 1/2 ton to 1 ton they use springs designed for a 1/2 ton.

Buy a Sterling 4500 or 5500 if you want a dump with a Cummins and super high quality Dodge construction :laugh:
there the same truck!!!!!!!!

but i wouldnt buy a gas 3500 neways unless it was an OLD one like a 94 gmc or something.. but i would just wait to get a cummins in it if you can...

mag360
07-21-2008, 12:41 PM
Nothing wrong with gas pots in a 1 ton dump they save some payload and if you don't drive the truck much your not letting a expensive diesel sit.

As for a Dodge dump it will be okay if you put 2 shovel fulls of dirt in the box its loaded. Dodge only has one size of springs for their trucks it doesn't matter if its a 1/2 ton to 1 ton they use springs designed for a 1/2 ton.

Buy a Sterling 4500 or 5500 if you want a dump with a Cummins and super high quality Dodge construction :laugh:

You should know, of course, that that's not true about the leaf springs. They are the same between the diesel 2500's and 3500's though. Not sure why you post this stuff from time to time but Dodge does not have "one size of springs for their trucks" :hammerhead:

TXNSLighting
07-21-2008, 02:23 PM
yeh klc's right. your not going to find one ton springs on a half ton dodge. sorry.

moores
07-21-2008, 05:45 PM
hey thanks for all the info I already new the mpg would be low but now i have a chevy 2500hd with the duramax and it is a great truck but with diesel at 4.99 a gallon it is frickin insane and i need to upgrade to a 1 ton due to company growth and this one didn't seem like a bad deal

punt66
07-21-2008, 05:55 PM
i was talkin about a dodge 3500 with the gas 5.7l hemi. I wouldnt even want to think of mpg of tht. My brothers 08 1500 with the 5.7l only gets 10mpg. with a dump yur takin prolly 5-6mpg

I bought a 1500 hemi new in 07. 10mpg towing, 13 not towing.

haybaler
07-21-2008, 06:04 PM
The 3500 actually has more leaf springs then a 2500. 4500 and 5500 has the same design features as a 3500 but is targeted for extreme duty commercial service.

TPS
07-21-2008, 08:56 PM
Around where I am, you can get a 1 ton dodge hemi dump for about 33K. No one wants them, so they blow them out. Its about 7K less then the same truck diesel after all the incentives. Not a bad deal, the hemi has plenty of power for a 1 ton. Good luck to you.

mag360
07-21-2008, 11:57 PM
Around where I am, you can get a 1 ton dodge hemi dump for about 33K. No one wants them, so they blow them out. Its about 7K less then the same truck diesel after all the incentives. Not a bad deal, the hemi has plenty of power for a 1 ton. Good luck to you.

You can find leftovers too. I am looking at a quote for an '07 cummins, manual trans with lowboy dump for $32927 @ 0% for 72. This was a month ago but there may still be some deals out there.

moores
07-23-2008, 07:31 PM
2007 dodge 3500 slt cab and chassis 5.7 liter Hemi engine with a 2-3 yd rugby dump 9ft fisher minute mount 2 plow with foil strobes front and back of truck also in top of dump body truck also has back up camera and only 4900 miles for 31995.00

mag360
07-24-2008, 04:56 PM
2007 dodge 3500 slt cab and chassis 5.7 liter Hemi engine with a 2-3 yd rugby dump 9ft fisher minute mount 2 plow with foil strobes front and back of truck also in top of dump body truck also has back up camera and only 4900 miles for 31995.00

I'd expect to pay that with 0 miles.

moores
07-25-2008, 06:30 PM
thats what i thought and these bastards won't budge on that price