Try and find a old Mack RD or Ford 9000. They are tough trucks, pretty cheap and last a long time. If you buy a truck that can haul 20 tons then you could hire out when times are slow. Putting a tri-axle truck on the road is not cheap, tax, reg, insurance, upkeep, permits, and a lot more in NY.
I still have an 89' Mack RD690 that we use and still works every day.
Large amounts of power are not needed. At least 300 hp, 20 fronts, 44 rears, 20 lift axle, 8ll, tarp, air gate, locking rears, spring suspension, these are the specs to look for.
Last edited by jmacd; 05-26-2013 at 04:56 PM.