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BlackDog3
06-02-2009, 09:08 AM
Its a 2000 Chevy 3500 dump truck. Its kinda far away from me in Ohio but the truck has really low miles and the car fax report check out perfect! What do you guys think? Should i get it or wait and try to find a bigger truck?

BlackDog3
06-02-2009, 09:10 AM
http://images.autotrader.com/scaler/240/180/images/2009/5/29/253/853/11761475636.253853473.IM1.02.240x180_A.240x180.jpg


Forgot a picture

TomberLawn
06-02-2009, 09:26 AM
Nice looking truck. What engine does it have? What will you be doing with it, that you're worried you need a bigger truck? By the way, I like your old truck in your avatar picture.

zabmasonry
06-02-2009, 04:52 PM
That looks like its got the 6.5 to me (at least its got the 6.5 bumper). All i can say is that those 6.5s are pretty hit or miss. don't expect a ton of power out of it. Find out if it has had the PMD/FSD (google it) replaced. otherwise pretty nice rig.

BlackDog3
06-02-2009, 05:11 PM
Thanks guys, ya my 82 is beast which is in the picture but wasent built for doing what i need to do. It is a 6.5, i know they arent power houses. I am not sure about the injector pump the dealer dosent seem to know. This truck will pretty much be the main truck of the business, i am still keepign he 82 for plowing. The truck will do mulch, pull my lawn service trailer, and any other landscaping stuff that i may do. They just got it from one of those dealerships that closed down. It only has 37,000 miles on it.

Chris

TomberLawn
06-02-2009, 05:37 PM
37,000 miles isn't bad. 6.5 diesels don't have the best reputation, but that's what powers the HUMVEE. A one-ton will probably have enough capacity for hauling mulch and towing mowers. Since you're keeping the '82, it will be a good backup in case the 6.5 needs something.

BlackDog3
06-02-2009, 06:37 PM
Thats what i was thinking. But i went out to the locale truck place today and cruised through the Dodges. They had a 5500 Series marked to 29,999. This was only a cab and chassis but still... i can believe how much cheaper it has gotten from the 58,000 from before.

Chris

ZTR_Diesel
06-02-2009, 06:47 PM
If you don't mind, what's the ballpark asking price on the Chevy? Nice looking truck, but the 6.5L is a bit of a weak point.

BlackDog3
06-02-2009, 06:51 PM
They wanted 13,990 which seems like alot for non HD chevy.

Chris

TomberLawn
06-02-2009, 07:15 PM
Dodge 5500 for $30k? That's a deal. The Cummins is a powerhouse, plus you get exhaust brake with the Aisin automatic. That chassis would also give you extra capacity for hauling a lot heavier loads, like dirt, rocks, and towing larger equipment.

BlackDog3
06-02-2009, 08:27 PM
Thats what the tag said... i would still have to add a dump body to it but its not black haha. I wish it was.

Chris

nnj18
06-02-2009, 09:57 PM
personally if you have the money and the work to justify it I'd go with a 5500...around here they're selling new chevys with the duramax/allison for like $37k with 10-12' dump bodies

BlackDog3
06-03-2009, 09:21 AM
I am not incredibly busy... but i am just planning for the future type deal. So when the time comes, i dont have to go out again and buy another big truck. Does that make sense?

Chris

BrandonV
06-04-2009, 05:49 PM
the 1ton dumps are just about a waste of time for anything except mulch, even then you'd be better w/ a 450-550

BlackDog3
06-05-2009, 12:23 AM
Right now all i do is mulch, installs, small patios, walls, fertilizing and lawn service. It might suit me fine for now. But who knows haha.

Chris