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brinlee lawn
02-13-2005, 07:32 AM
Well I finally sold my bronco, so it is time to buy a truck. I found a 2001 chevy 3500 dual wheel with a dump bed 32000 miles 6.0 litere gas, it is automatic I wish it was standard but for $15,788.00 it is awful hard to turn down. Just wandering if you guys thought that sounded like a good deal???

Precision
02-13-2005, 08:53 AM
that gas engine is going to eat you out of house and home. I would guess in the range of 5-7 mpg

brinlee lawn
02-13-2005, 09:01 AM
Really the 6.0 only gets 5-7 mpg?? I had a couple of guys tell me there 6.0's were getting between 14-17 mpg.

CamLand
02-13-2005, 09:20 AM
I get between 15-18 mpg on my 6.0...Keep your foot out of the gas and you should be fine...

brinlee lawn
02-13-2005, 09:26 AM
Thanks for that reply camland.. He had me running scared.

brinlee lawn
02-13-2005, 09:34 AM
I am trying to figure out how to post a pic of it.






Vehicle 2001 GMC Sierra 3500 Dump Bed
Bodystyle Pickup Truck
Color Dk Blue,
Mileage 32,452 Miles
Engine 6.0 liter 8 Cyl. Fuel Injected
Transmission Automatic With Overdrive
Price $ 15,788 - Payment Calculator

VIN # 1GDJC34U41E334302
Stock# 334302



Options and Accessories
Air Conditioning Gauge Cluster Clock
Trip Odometer Tachometer Tilt Steering Wheel
Interval Wipers Split Front Bench Seat Deluxe Wheel Covers
Vinyl Upholstery AM/FM Stereo Radio Dual Mirrors
Mud Flaps Towing Pkg Anti-lock Braking System
Pass. Airbag On/Off Driver Side Air Bag Passenger Side Air Bag

Vehicle Inquiry

Markf
02-13-2005, 09:42 AM
Don't know if this helps, but I have a 1994 Chevy 5.7 liter duallie 12' dump rack, auto, needs a O2 sensor, everything else ok. It gets 6-7 mpg. Good Luck!

brinlee lawn
02-13-2005, 09:45 AM
I have pictures saved in my pictures in jpeg format how do I get them here.

brinlee lawn
02-13-2005, 09:49 AM
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32886&stc=1

Tony Clifton
02-13-2005, 10:04 AM
Nice truck. I think you will probably be able to get 8-12 depending on how you drive it.

CamLand
02-13-2005, 10:15 AM
Thats a sharp truck Brinlee...

brinlee lawn
02-13-2005, 10:31 AM
I think it would look great with some nice lettering, and man wouldnt it be nice to get to the yard unhook and dump all that grass instead of shoveling it out!!!!!! It would also make mulch and topsoil jobs a whole lot easier.

GrassBustersLawn
02-13-2005, 10:35 AM
LOOKS like a nice truck at a REASONABLE COST for LOW miles. If it were RED I'd be all over that! So you lose some mileage, but it saves you TIME & LABOR. Sounds like it is worth the trade off as long as gas stays under $3 a gallon!!!

Mike

brinlee lawn
02-13-2005, 12:12 PM
just bumping it back up

TMlawncare
02-13-2005, 02:14 PM
I have a 1999 chevy 3500 4wd with automatic and duals. It has the 454cu in engine. When not pulling a trailer and unloaded I get about 9mpg. When pulling the trailer w/ approx. 4500lbs of equipment I average about 6-7mpg. To me the truck looks clean and has low milage. Already had a nice flatbed on it, looks like 15k is a real good deal.

brinlee lawn
02-13-2005, 08:33 PM
One last bump. :waving: :waving:

Green lawns
02-13-2005, 09:31 PM
Very nice looking truck! I'm sure you will use the dump a lot more than you think.

Scag48
02-13-2005, 09:49 PM
That's a nice looking truck. Mileage shouldn't be a problem, I get about 15-17 on the highway with my 6.0 Vortec. If you need a mileage boost, add a K&N Filtercharger kit and maybe a power tuner or power chip to give you a little better mileage/power.

RedWingsDet
02-13-2005, 09:50 PM
Buy it. If you dont, please give me the phone # and I'll buy it :) :waving: :cool2:

MacLawnCo
02-13-2005, 10:20 PM
well ill go ahead and post a negative... if you think its a great deal, well there is usually a reason for that. you dont think a dealership of all places is going to let go of a nice truck for such a low price for no apparent reason do you? you get exactly what you pay for...and then you are gona pay even more down the road in downtime.

CamLand
02-23-2005, 12:37 PM
I think it would look great with some nice lettering, and man wouldn't it be nice to get to the yard unhook and dump all that grass instead of shoveling it out!!!!!! It would also make mulch and topsoil jobs a whole lot easier.

So whats the out come? Did you buy it...

Precision
02-23-2005, 09:27 PM
I still say with any kind of load in that dump you are going to get shiite for mileage. Just my opinion, but that might be the reason it is there and at a decent price. I would never entertain such a truck with a gas engine. More repairs, more gas consumption, just plain wear out quicker. But if you need it and it fits your budget. It sure is cheaper than new or diesel. You could always use it for a year to make the money to upgrade.

djlawn
02-24-2005, 05:18 PM
Does anybody know what a 2003 Chevy 3500 with Dump body is worth. It is pretty much the same type of setup as the one Brinlee is/was looking at. It has the 6.0L engine with only 12,000 miles, except it's 2003 and red. It is also 4 wheel drive. The dealer is asking $29,000.

Mlc gmc03
02-24-2005, 07:28 PM
precison so ur sayin that the extra $5800 it costs for the duramax wouldnt pay for alot of extra gas in that 6.0l the disel is not worth it in a small truck unless you drive alot of miles in a year. my dealer showed me some numbers he figured and it would take 6 years at 20,000 miles a year to make up the 5800 dollar difference and i would expect around 10-12 loaded in that truck thats what i get and i drive it like i stole it lol

brinlee lawn
02-24-2005, 10:45 PM
Well here is the outcome of the truck hunting extravaganza. The dump was sold the morning I got there to test it out. A city department out of Kansas bought it. After driving many different trucks of all brands makes and models I bought a 2000 Ford f-350 superduty crew cab longbed dually 6 speed tranny. It is taking some time to get used to driving it, man it is a long old truck especially with the trailer, I am sure I will have some fun getting it around in some places but will have to make due. Got it for 12,500 and trade in value on it is 17,500.

Smalltimer1
02-25-2005, 12:58 PM
Well here is the outcome of the truck hunting extravaganza. The dump was sold the morning I got there to test it out. A city department out of Kansas bought it. After driving many different trucks of all brands makes and models I bought a 2000 Ford f-350 superduty crew cab longbed dually 6 speed tranny. It is taking some time to get used to driving it, man it is a long old truck especially with the trailer, I am sure I will have some fun getting it around in some places but will have to make due. Got it for 12,500 and trade in value on it is 17,500.

Is it a Power Stroke or a V-10?

I hear there is a lot of talk of how much guts the new updated '05 3-valve V-10's have........ :blob3:

brinlee lawn
02-27-2005, 10:52 PM
Smalltimer it is a powerstroke. :waving: