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nmf392
01-17-2005, 09:11 PM
I have been looking in to buying a dump truck. The old company I've worked for is selling a 96' Ford 350 7.3 diesel dump w/ 118,000 mile for $10,000 app. They took care of the truck and it runs well w/ no rot. Is this a good price? Thanks for your input.

Lawnchoice
01-17-2005, 10:35 PM
Sounds alright. Is it 4 wheel drive??

Auto?

What kind of dump bed?

cgland
01-17-2005, 10:46 PM
118,000 is a liitle much. I know its a diesel, but you probably will be lucky to see 150,000. I would pass and get something a little newer and more reliable.

Chris

Lawnchoice
01-17-2005, 10:49 PM
118,000 is a liitle much. I know its a diesel, but you probably will be lucky to see 150,000. I would pass and get something a little newer and more reliable.

Chris


I don't agree with that. I have owned 6 Powerstroke diesels that all went over 200k with us and they are still purring along just fine.

LB Landscaping
01-17-2005, 10:51 PM
Get a dump truck you won't regret it, one of the best purchases I've made, but like the others said keep looking.

Pecker
01-17-2005, 11:29 PM
I'd kinda like to get a dump truck as a work truck to pull my equipment. I was wondering what I kinds of uses you guys use yours for. Do you advertise hauling?

cantoo
01-17-2005, 11:30 PM
I have a 1993 Chev diesel with over 300,000 kms. It runs every single day. Only thing I've done in the couple of years I have run it is 2 alternators (1 lemon) 2 new back tires and brakes on the rear. I installed a flat bed dump on it last year. It's driven every day.

cgland
01-17-2005, 11:35 PM
Lawnchoice - I've had 2 psd's and the both sucked! One was even the same year as the one in question! They are the main reason I switched to Chevy. I guess you got a good run of them. To each his own.

Chris

Currier
01-17-2005, 11:37 PM
Take it to a mechanic and have them check the engine. A new engine will run you about $10,000.00. If the engine is solid and there are no hints of problems with the transmission, I think you have a good deal on your hands!

TheKingNJ
01-17-2005, 11:41 PM
Has the truck been used to snow plow with?

General Grounds
01-18-2005, 12:05 AM
:blob3: yeah i also disagre with the truck NOT lasting to 150,000. i have a 2 PSD and they are fantastic. i have a 94 F250 V-8 gas with 197,000 original miles, so if i made it this long with this beast 200,000+ with the diesel if properly maintaned should be a piece of cake.

Smalltimer1
01-18-2005, 01:47 AM
Lawnchoice - I've had 2 psd's and the both sucked! One was even the same year as the one in question! They are the main reason I switched to Chevy. I guess you got a good run of them. To each his own.

Chris

Never seen a Chevy diesel with the original engine and 200,000 miles on it.

Smalltimer1
01-18-2005, 01:49 AM
:blob3: yeah i also disagre with the truck NOT lasting to 150,000. i have a 2 PSD and they are fantastic. i have a 94 F250 V-8 gas with 197,000 original miles, so if i made it this long with this beast 200,000+ with the diesel if properly maintaned should be a piece of cake.


The PSD is rated at 250,000 miles as the minimum service life. Most of them will see 300,000 tp 500,000 miles in their lifespan.

I have heard of a few PSD's hitting 800,000 miles and one or 2 hitting 1 million on the original engine.

nmf392
01-18-2005, 12:06 PM
Thanks for all your help! It's a 4X4, automatic, comes with a plow, I know the foreman who has driven the vehicle, he takes good care of his equipment and proper maintanence was performed throughout its lifetime by the owner of the company. The front end is solid, not loose like some fords can be. Again I appreciate all your help.

Lawnchoice
01-18-2005, 01:16 PM
Buy it!

Sounds like an all around good deal.