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IDISAPR
10-20-2012, 12:58 PM
I have the opportunity to buy a 1986 ford8000 with a 3208 cat and a 25ft reid trailer with air brakes for $10k. The truck has 104000 original miles and looks like a "new"1986. The trailer is n same like new condition. The owner was very particular about maintaining both the truck and trailer< both have been stored under a shelter since new. Its a combo deal and he wont seperate either piece. I can really use these in my business so i feel i cant go wrong. Especially with that price. Guys that have tandems and trailers let me know your thoughts and opinions on this "deal". :cool2:

Cornell
10-20-2012, 05:00 PM
Sounds somewhat too good to me, for those miles but then again it is 26 years old.

IDISAPR
10-20-2012, 09:12 PM
I was wondering about towing and the 3208 cat. Anyone have experience with this engine? Im in a pickle, i recently purchased a case 450 crawler loader and own a 12000 pnd excavator. I tow them with a intrnational 4700 and its a struggle for it. I ran across this deal and think this truck would be better suited to haul equipment with. Anybody tow with something similar?
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jdo150
10-23-2012, 09:30 PM
We had a 79 l8000 with a n/a 3208 and would pull our equipment with it. The truck wasn't the fastest but got the job done what kind of tranny does the truck have?
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IDISAPR
10-23-2012, 09:59 PM
Its an eaton fuller 13 speed? going to test drive it thursday and cant wait. i hope it has the power im looking for.

jdo150
10-24-2012, 11:29 PM
The 13 spd is nice to me the more gears the better on a low hp truck. Was this truck a dump from the factory Or a tractor that was converted ?
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IDISAPR
10-25-2012, 06:45 AM
Its an original factory dump with hendrickson suspension.
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Scag48
10-25-2012, 02:14 PM
3208....woof. I'd walk just because of that. Lack of power aside, they weren't the most reliable engine Cat produced by a long shot.