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grassman222
12-16-2011, 08:59 AM
Hi everyone ,
A friend of a friend is selling a 1993 Ford L9000 single axle dump truck (g.v.w. 33,000). It has a cummins engine , he said it was the bigger engine u could get ,more hosrepower when he bought it , not exactly sure what the engine is other than cummins. it sounds great no smoke or blow by . air suspension , 240,000 miles . the mirror on the front drivers side fender needs to be put back on because some thought it would be a good idea to use it as a handle when putting the hood down :nono:. Back tires dont look bad, Front tires could use new He told me he would sell it to me for $5,000 firm . Thoughts ?

poolboy
12-16-2011, 04:30 PM
Hi everyone ,
A friend of a friend is selling a 1993 Ford L9000 single axle dump truck (g.v.w. 33,000). It has a cummins engine , he said it was the bigger engine u could get ,more hosrepower when he bought it , not exactly sure what the engine is other than cummins. it sounds great no smoke or blow by . air suspension , 240,000 miles . the mirror on the front drivers side fender needs to be put back on because some thought it would be a good idea to use it as a handle when putting the hood down :nono:. Back tires dont look bad, Front tires could use new He told me he would sell it to me for $5,000 firm . Thoughts ?

Never mine. Thought you were selling it.

KrayzKajun
12-16-2011, 04:51 PM
I think he is asking if $5k is a good deal for the truck
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jdo150
12-16-2011, 05:21 PM
Sounds good to me as long as the tranny clutch and etc. Are good. What kind of tranny is in it
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grassman222
12-16-2011, 05:53 PM
Sounds good to me as long as the tranny clutch and etc. Are good. What kind of tranny is in it
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its a 9 speed eaton fuller . he said he put a new trans in it and new clutch . the old trans fluid levels never got checked :nono:

LindblomRJ
12-17-2011, 12:49 PM
$5000 would be a good price. They would either come with a cummins or a Cat engine. A cummins is a really capable engine.

grassman222
12-17-2011, 05:31 PM
it has a L10 Cummins engine. not sure of the exact horsepower but im told that can range from 250h.p. to 300h.p.

grassman222
12-18-2011, 09:21 AM
And it starts to unfold ........ Now the guy is telling me the truck has been sitting for 4 years . untouched .. hmmmm... something dont seem right here , my gut is telling me to stay away .

ecurbthims
12-18-2011, 11:10 AM
as long as its not rotten from sitting,I wouldnt be scared .That truck is cheap to fix as they are probably the most popular model ever produced ,and in general,besides rads,engines and trannies ,parts for that truck are cheaper than your pick-up truck .

grassman222
12-18-2011, 01:17 PM
as long as its not rotten from sitting,I wouldnt be scared .That truck is cheap to fix as they are probably the most popular model ever produced ,and in general,besides rads,engines and trannies ,parts for that truck are cheaper than your pick-up truck .

im just worried of the unknown . im assuming the fuel gelled over the last freezing cold winters . which i guess is just draining the tanks . i dont know

grassman222
12-18-2011, 01:18 PM
he said he put new injectors in it before he parked it as well.

ecurbthims
12-18-2011, 04:17 PM
if he has summer fuel in it ,you can pump it out into a large barrel or two and save it for next summer ,or burn it in your furnace ,or run some conditioner or kerosene in it and run it untill its empty .Kero and diesel is what we run in the arctic when I used to work there .

LindblomRJ
12-18-2011, 07:01 PM
If it has been setting, some diesel conditioner might be useful. I am guessing batteries, and tires might be worth looking at. I wouldn't be so worried about something setting.

grassman222
12-18-2011, 08:52 PM
If it has been setting, some diesel conditioner might be useful. I am guessing batteries, and tires might be worth looking at. I wouldn't be so worried about something setting.

he put new or newer batteries in it he said and it fired up first try. I heard it an it sounded good like i said, no smoke or anything.

LindblomRJ
12-18-2011, 09:17 PM
he put new or newer batteries in it he said and it fired up first try. I heard it an it sounded good like i said, no smoke or anything.

Tires, belts and hoses might need attention after that amount of time. Again wear items.

grassman222
12-18-2011, 09:44 PM
i understand im buying used . this will be my first time buying a bigger truck. i never owned a truck bigger than a f550. i guess it would be the same on a bigger scale like was said. batteries ,tires, belts , hoses, ect .

hosejockey2002
12-21-2011, 11:21 PM
An L9000 with an L10 Cummins and a 9-speed RoadRanger is about as heavy duty as you can get with a single axle truck. Way more truck than say, a similar truck with a 5.9 Cummins and a 5 or 6 speed. Kind of like comparing a gas V6 to a diesel in pickups. Having said that, if you've never driven anything bigger than an F550 you will have a bit of a learning curve with the 9-speed. Also, that truck is well into CDL territory so you will need to go down the road as well.

grassman222
12-21-2011, 11:35 PM
An L9000 with an L10 Cummins and a 9-speed RoadRanger is about as heavy duty as you can get with a single axle truck. Way more truck than say, a similar truck with a 5.9 Cummins and a 5 or 6 speed. Kind of like comparing a gas V6 to a diesel in pickups. Having said that, if you've never driven anything bigger than an F550 you will have a bit of a learning curve with the 9-speed. Also, that truck is well into CDL territory so you will need to go down the road as well.

i have never owned anything bigger than an F550 . i have a class A CDL and have driven F-800 single axle with a 20 ton eager beaver trailer , and a 13 speed ford with an 8000 tanker . im aware of how to drive it , i have just never owned anything bigger than an F550. just to clarify.:)

5speedpsd
12-22-2011, 10:46 AM
Those are great trucks and I would buy it if I found a deal like that. But only after I had a good mechanic check it out. Things that go unseen when a truck sits for a long time can be very expensive. I bought one last year and had to drop 10,000 into it before it was roadworthy, only reason was because I didnt have someone look at it, the mechanic told me it was a new problem but it would of been evident if I had brought it in originally.

hosejockey2002
12-22-2011, 11:09 PM
i have never owned anything bigger than an F550 . i have a class A CDL and have driven F-800 single axle with a 20 ton eager beaver trailer , and a 13 speed ford with an 8000 tanker . im aware of how to drive it , i have just never owned anything bigger than an F550. just to clarify.

Sorry, my bad.... Let us know how it works out.