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pvlandscaping
08-25-2010, 08:01 PM
ive been looking around lately for a dump truck but never found anything in my price range or anything i wanted until i found this.

1997 Chevrolet Cheyenne 3500
6.5 turbo diesel
105 000km
A/C
11ft MG dump box
8foot fisher MM1 with back drag and wings
dual fuel tanks
dual tool boxes
trailer hitch

-hasn't pushed snow since 1999
-all work has been done at dealer

he was asking 18k last yr, this year brought it to 15k negotiable. i made him an offer of 12k for it. he seems almost convinced, just waiting for his phone call.

what do u guys think?

just thought i would ask, since ive been looking, ive seen many with 16inch and 19.5inch rims. whats the reason behind that? if any at all..

RLS24
08-25-2010, 08:13 PM
I think 12k is way too much. I bought my 3500 Diesel with just a little more mileage for 1/4 of that (with a plow). Granted its just a single rear wheel pickup, but I wouldnt pay more than like 7 or 8 grand for it.

THEGOLDPRO
08-25-2010, 08:17 PM
yea seems alittle high

pvlandscaping
08-25-2010, 08:17 PM
im guessing maybe the value is different across the border. ive been looking around and all i seem to find are 93-98 chevy 3500 or 3500hd with no plow, non 4x4, diesel, with 150 000km-300 000km on them with an 8 foot box going for 8-14k. thats why i jumped on this one because the cab is mint, the box has its normal wear on it, and it has almost no kilometers

J&A Lawn Care
08-25-2010, 08:47 PM
I say bad choice simply cause the 6.5 motor is known for not lasting to long

pvlandscaping
08-25-2010, 08:48 PM
everyone i know with the 6.5 is close to 300 000km n still strong so i dunno where u heard that from

PerfectEarth
08-25-2010, 08:57 PM
Something seems off about that truck....and 12k is crazy IMO, just by looking at it.

pvlandscaping
08-25-2010, 08:59 PM
what seems off? the truck is in 100% mechanical shape. the body has its normal wear but no rust anywhere on the truck.i forgot to add that the dump body is aluminum.

J&A Lawn Care
08-25-2010, 09:17 PM
everyone i know with the 6.5 is close to 300 000km n still strong so i dunno where u heard that from
I worked in a fleet of 100 or more and have had 2 friends that have owned them that did not make it to 175k before they were junkyard bound.Sounds like you have made your mind up so go for it but honestly the truck is WAY overpriced and have the 1 of the worst diesels in it that was made!!

doubleedge
08-25-2010, 09:31 PM
Looks like a nice truck at a good price. I don't think that the other people who posted in this thread understand that 105,000km is 65,000 miles, or that vehicle prices are crazy in Canada, or that it has an expensive aluminum dump bed and a plow.

ProTouch Groundscapes
08-25-2010, 09:38 PM
you guys are basing prices here in the USA, in canada, they pay over 70K for loaded diesels, prices are way higher there than here, no comparison.

good luck with it hope it makes you money, we have a 98' cheyenne dump 5.7L gas 4x2 and it just keeps going and going, has given us less trouble than any of our newer pickup trucks.

as for the 19.5 rims vs. 16", the 19.5 rims were on the 3500HD trucks which have a 14K gvwr vs. the 12500gvwr on yours and mine, basically like a like a 1.5ton truck. you can tell b/c they have the additional plastic underneath the grill and bumper.

pvlandscaping
08-25-2010, 09:55 PM
Finally someone understands the price differences. I paid my 06 sierra dmax 58k with no options other than AC and a plow. A few months later a friend of mine went to vermont, paid his 07 silverado 2500 gasser with plow n no options 31k. So the price differences are just crazy.

Yaa that's how I can usually tell the difference between the 3500 and the 3500HD is the plastic between the grille and the bumper.
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ProTouch Groundscapes
08-25-2010, 10:25 PM
yep, it makes me cry when i hear what you guys pay for homes up there, similar sizes can go for a 1/3 of what you pay for here in ohio.

pvlandscaping
08-25-2010, 10:32 PM
Every thing is ridiculously priced here. A 2 family home with 4 rooms, kitchen living room n bathroom each goes anywhere from 300k to 600k
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Mowingman
08-25-2010, 10:51 PM
The 6.5 turbo diesel is actually a very good engine. The fuel injection system gave them a bad name. However, there were changes and upgrades to the fuel system that eliminated the earlier problems. They do not get very good fuel mileage, compared to the 7.3 Powerstroke diesels, and the low end torque is lacking somewhat.
I had a 1995 3500HD with the 6.5. I sold it with about 200,000 miles on it. The current owner is nearing 350,000 miles, and the engine still runs great.

chevyguy$$
08-26-2010, 12:04 AM
is the truck 4x4????

pvlandscaping
08-26-2010, 12:06 AM
yaa it has 4x4, i forgot to add that in the first post

Moto52
08-26-2010, 12:27 AM
The 6.5 turbo diesel is actually a very good engine. The fuel injection system gave them a bad name. However, there were changes and upgrades to the fuel system that eliminated the earlier problems. They do not get very good fuel mileage, compared to the 7.3 Powerstroke diesels, and the low end torque is lacking somewhat.
I had a 1995 3500HD with the 6.5. I sold it with about 200,000 miles on it. The current owner is nearing 350,000 miles, and the engine still runs great.



there is alot more wrong with those engines then just the fuel injection pumps going out, the engine is the most high compression out of any diesel engine and they don't even have an intercooler so when you work them they run way to hot. all kinds of crap breaks on those engines a very common problem is the crank shafts breaking in half... i've owned a 1999 chevy 3500 with the 6.5 and it's the worst diesel you could ever buy.....

Moto52
08-26-2010, 12:30 AM
yep, it makes me cry when i hear what you guys pay for homes up there, similar sizes can go for a 1/3 of what you pay for here in ohio.

we do get a little ripped off on house up here in canada but it depends where you live, in any of the big citys its a rip.. but it kind of evens out a little because i think the jobs pay more money up here. I watch alot of the people always asking what to quote for a job etc etc and my prices what I charge is normally triple the price of what I see on here in the states..

scagrider22
08-26-2010, 01:05 AM
Even if the price was really cheap I would stay away from it. The 6.5 is a head ache, Ive had nothing but bad luck with them and even when they are running good they have no power. My 6.0 gas Chevy's have way more pulling power and they are very reliable.

05 superduty
08-26-2010, 02:18 PM
Thats outragous for that truck. I was thinking more like $8,500 tops.

Glenn Lawn Care
08-26-2010, 06:34 PM
You havent been ripped off in a while! :nono::nono:

pvlandscaping
08-26-2010, 09:48 PM
The value in trucks in the USA must be really low compared to here because I've been looking at several dumps and the same truck with double the kilometers, gasser, and no plow go for no less that 14500$ CDN
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nepatsfan
08-26-2010, 09:55 PM
Buy it in the US and sneak it over the border

pvlandscaping
08-26-2010, 09:58 PM
I'm not allowed to enter the us..nahh kidding...I wouldn't go thru the hassle, I don't mind spending abit more on this one specifically because I know the owner. Mine n my dads company originated from his so he's a really close friend n I know what the trucks been thru. So I don't mind the extra thousand or two
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Mowingman
08-26-2010, 10:00 PM
In the U.S. ,without the plow, I have seen the same model of truck on Craigslist, for around $4500.00 - $5500.00.

Moto52
08-26-2010, 10:50 PM
I'm not allowed to enter the us..nahh kidding...I wouldn't go thru the hassle, I don't mind spending abit more on this one specifically because I know the owner. Mine n my dads company originated from his so he's a really close friend n I know what the trucks been thru. So I don't mind the extra thousand or two
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you need to start looking outside of montreal I live in canada, outside of Tononto and 18k for that is a joke...

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-cars-trucks-2005-Chevrolet-Silverado-3500-SLE-Pickup-Truck-W0QQAdIdZ225478746

not sure it that link will work but that is a 2005 GMC 3500 dump box plow and everything with 84,000km for 21k and you could probably knock him down to 19k

Capemay Eagle
08-26-2010, 11:00 PM
This truck is worth 6K to 7K at best. 6K in excellent condition. I looked it up. If I have it right it has 65,000K miles right?

DeereHauler
08-26-2010, 11:54 PM
i should try to sell my 1990 3500 with a 10' mason dump in canada, from what your sayin i should get 15 grand for it! lol.....

a truck very similar to that red one sold for $7000 in my area last year.

turtle
08-28-2010, 12:52 AM
In the U.S. ,without the plow, I have seen the same model of truck on Craigslist, for around $4500.00 - $5500.00.

Thats a good price. A guy I work with was looking at an 85 chevy dump with a gas engine at $6000 and a '78 dodge diesel dump at $4800. The whole cash for clunkers decimated the used truck market and drove prices sky high.

lhk2
04-12-2011, 08:19 PM
what a piece of sh8t

LunarLandscape
04-12-2011, 08:24 PM
^^^^ what??????????

grassman88
04-12-2011, 08:30 PM
i jsu bought a 2000 chevy 3500hd 6.5 turbo diesle with 82k miles for 10 grand in much better shape than that truck it takes a long time to find a nice truck i was searching for 6+ month befor i found mine

bobcat48
04-12-2011, 08:34 PM
Very nice dump truck,i like it!

pvlandscaping
04-12-2011, 08:46 PM
Lhk2 please tell me what about this truck makes it a piece of sh!t?

I ended up paying 12k for it. It was worth every penny. Passed inspection in january and the technician didn't find a signle thing.

Before you call something a piece of sh!t, get ur sh!t straight
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pvlandscaping
04-12-2011, 08:47 PM
Thanks bobcat48, you one of the few that had something good to say in this thread.
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bobcat48
04-12-2011, 08:53 PM
Thanks bobcat48, you one of the few that had something good to say in this thread.
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Ohh your welcome no problem,thanks:waving:

grassman88
04-12-2011, 09:09 PM
how do you like the 6.5L i just bought mine and havent used it to much yet have you looked in to the pmd relocation kit yet?

ygim
04-12-2011, 09:15 PM
good luck with it.

lhk2
04-12-2011, 09:19 PM
First off 16 rims = 1 ton 11,000 gvw. 19.5 rims heavy duty 15,000 gvw. 6.5 turbo junk. No power, crap milage. Had one, got rid of it . 12,000 dollars for 15 year old truck with a 6.5 Come on. Wait till you have to replace that. That seller is one happy sob.

pvlandscaping
04-12-2011, 09:25 PM
Grassman, this dump isn't our first 6.5. My dad had a 94 3500srw 6.5 n loved it. Our '92 3500 srw was a lemon tho, engine blew at 200000km. But this 97 has been flawless for the original owner and for me to.
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grassman88
04-12-2011, 09:30 PM
thats good to hear everyone keeps telling me my 2000 chevy 3500hd is just going to give me problems have you ever had to relocate the pmd heres the link to what im talking about alot of people told me to do it but idk if its realy worth the $550

http://www.heathdiesel.com/P/HDP1296/

pvlandscaping
04-12-2011, 09:37 PM
Lhk2 I get about 500km on a full tank so I'm pretty happy. You guys don't even know the value of trucks in canada and u bash on what we pay. I got this truck for a steal for the condition its in. I spoke to the owner today, he saw the truck n still regrets selling it.

My dad had 3 6.5's and never had any turbo issues. They have enough power to do what I gotta do. I'm not drag racing, I'm working.

If you don't like it, just stop posting BS in my thread
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pvlandscaping
04-12-2011, 09:40 PM
Grass man I would suggest you to relocate the pmd. I was actually shopping around to get mine relocated and it gave out. It cost me 750 to get it done. Check ebay for a "stanadyne" they go for pretty cheap on ebay. I bit the bullet and got it done at a mechanics
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grassman88
04-12-2011, 09:44 PM
ok thanks for the info im ganna shop around online i heard its very easy to do and i do all the work on my trucks so it should be pritty easy sorry for the derail been trying to get info from someone that has owned them befor thanks so much :waving:

pvlandscaping
04-12-2011, 09:54 PM
No problem grassman. U can relocate it to many different places. You can put it behind the front bumper, on top of the engine cover or even inside the cab behind the glove box.
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grassman88
04-12-2011, 10:43 PM
i think i might put it behind the glove box we use alot of sand/salt mix around here so i would like to keep it out of that thanks!!!

jreiff
04-12-2011, 10:55 PM
Did you do anything to the truck, updated pics?
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pvlandscaping
04-12-2011, 11:06 PM
I pretty much just painted the wheels, box and the underbed tool boxes. Ill upload some pictures in abit
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pvlandscaping
04-12-2011, 11:19 PM
here what the truck looks like right now. one picture with the box, tool boxes and rims freshly painted. and the other all lettered up.

grassman88
04-13-2011, 11:38 AM
looks great it that the fisher minutmout 1 with the pump under the hood? a little paint makes a huge diffrence

pvlandscaping
04-13-2011, 11:47 AM
Thanks! I got a lot of compliments on the truck.
Yah its a minute mount 1 but there's no belt driven pump. It runs off the dump hydraulics
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DLONGLANDSCAPING
04-13-2011, 12:23 PM
truck looks great.

pvlandscaping
04-13-2011, 01:08 PM
Thanks!
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PORTER 05
04-13-2011, 08:23 PM
to much. I got a 2001 ex-cab gmc with a 9 ft pro-class dump bed with 50,000 miles for $12,000 , and the thing looked brand new, I would say $8,000 for that truck.

pvlandscaping
04-13-2011, 08:48 PM
Don't forget the 11ft aluminum bed with fold down sides I got on mine...
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grassman88
04-13-2011, 11:15 PM
to much. I got a 2001 ex-cab gmc with a 9 ft pro-class dump bed with 50,000 miles for $12,000 , and the thing looked brand new, I would say $8,000 for that truck.

you have to remember hes from canada the prices are diffrent i didnt relize that untill after i posted haha

pvlandscaping
04-14-2011, 12:01 AM
I don't think any of the guys who said its expensive realize I'm from canada. Trucks are crazy expensive up here. $12500 was the cheapest I found for a truck in that good of condition.
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pvlandscaping
04-14-2011, 12:03 AM
I was looking for a 1ton srw in vermont easlier today, n the prices are about 25-35% cheaper across the boarder.
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Earthscapes 315
04-14-2011, 01:00 AM
Way To High. Just sold Our f350 dump with one year old straight boss blade for 13k.

pvlandscaping
04-14-2011, 01:14 AM
For the fun of it, you guys should check montreal.kijiji.ca or autotrader.ca in montreal and see what trucks go for and then tell me if I paid too much
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