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Old 10-30-2013, 08:54 AM
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Hoping to hear back from the seller with the Black 99' Chevy dump today.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:35 PM
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Jacob what are the specs on that white GMC and the trailer?
Krafty, just got the specs on the white GMC

2002 GMC C6500
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8.1L (496) gas
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:51 PM
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:57 PM
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Just me but would never buy a gas truck that size...
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:14 PM
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Just me but would never buy a gas truck that size...
Trucks in tht size range are very popular with gas engines around here. We don't have any hills. **** we are below sea level.
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:44 PM
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Trucks in tht size range are very popular with gas engines around here. We don't have any hills. **** we are below sea level.
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I've been researching the heck out of hook lift trucks. While I've always wanted a grapple loader truck, just looking at the endless possibilities of a hook lift system makes it attractive. You have a lot of different services that would benefit from several different setups. I certainly see the benefits of a smaller dump truck. While the sandbags are neat, without storms or competition from the new polymer bags, having other setups will help keep you working. Sometimes I wish I could just focus on one thing but in my area there just isn't enough steady work clearing so I do roads and other dirt work as well as move a lot of brush or mulch brush piles. What I get a lot of calls for is hauling stuff off. I have the dump trailer but it's kinda small and a pita to maneuver and it eats tires just hauling logs and stumps.
Having a larger/longer truck that's dedicated for moving materials or wood or junk seems like it would compliment the machines I have access to.

I'm curious what you decide and hope you find the right combination. I'm on the fence about selling my big chipper and buying a truck instead but I can't see a way that a truck will generate the per-day income that the chipper does but maybe I'm wrong. I think I would enjoy life a little more if I wasn't chipping in 100 degree weather!
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A grapple truck similar to that one started us. Our first one was a 2001 GMC C7500, single axle, CAT sngine with a lightning loader and a 25 yard body. We still have the truck but now its got a 40 yard body on it with tandems. We are thinking of selling it possibly.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:12 AM
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Krafty, just got the specs on the white GMC

2002 GMC C6500
133k miles.
8.1L (496) gas
Allison Tranny.
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Jacob, I think I personally would be leary of the big gas motors just because I don't have any experience with them. We have always had the diesels in that size truck. That being said, if they are real popular down there they must work. I would go test drive it see how it does. Make sure you put a load on it and see how she pulls. IMO that is the best option you have up on this page. That truck also looks like with a little elbow grease it will clean up really nice.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:18 AM
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Not sure what your budget is, but I just went back and looked at these hook trucks Sean posted. The last link is a 2000 model international with super low miles and comes with 2 containers. It looks like it might be worth a look.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:20 AM
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