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Old 11-22-2010, 08:12 PM
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I would have a ramp built for it over the winter and repaint it. Also repair any mechanical issues and then put your logo on the side of the box. This would make a great truck to work out of and still get ok fuel mileage. After doing all the reapairs and getting the ramp and paint you should have less than $10K in it, much cheaper than a SuperLawnTruck. I would also look and see if there was a spacer between the frame and box that could be removed and a way to lower the rear suspension to get a better angle on the ramp. Like I said before I've seen a truck like this around here with a guy using it for his mowers. Its a low profile international with a open dove tail bed.
X2 - There is a company around here that has one, they do large HOA'S and fit a lot of Wright stand on mowers in that truck.
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:25 PM
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Seen a cabover Hino today at the dump picking up mulch, it had a 26' open bed plus 4' or 5' dovetail. It is still shorter than a long wheel base truck with a 16' trailer.
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:28 PM
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anyone know a good place to advertise this besides craigslist?
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:58 PM
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Harvester makes a heck of an engine... the ford 7.3 ltr diesels are made by Harvester. used to be International Harvester, known for farm equipment & diesels that don't die... school buse run harvesters.

I'd see what it costs to take the box off and install a dump. You'll get 500,000 miles or more if you take care of it and a 7 -10K net price with the dump is a pretty good deal.

Nice buy!
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:31 PM
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anyone know a good place to advertise this besides craigslist?
Set it up to run lawn service out of it, if you don't like it sell it next summer when you can get top dollar for it.
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:06 PM
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anyone know a good place to advertise this besides craigslist?
http://www.commercialtrucktrader.com/
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:58 PM
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Well it's obviously not a lawn truck, the thought that it might be useful for this may have crossed your mind
but it's not the reason you bought it, and that's why I'm just itching to give off some real smart-ass remarks.

You know like gfl, don't let the door hit you where the good lord split you, and such.
Hopefully you see the humor in it, because I don't.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:23 PM
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i'm onpen to any remarks.

with a little clean up i dont see where i wouldnt be ablt to get about $9500

again it needs a little touch up but the drive train is like new with only 40k on it.

i talked to the mechanic who worked on all the lumber yards trucks and he said it's always ben a good truck and hes glad i didnt buy the other one cuz it had some problems.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:34 PM
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I would take that sucker and branch off into a moving company or just rent it out to movers.
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Old 11-24-2010, 05:32 AM
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Just an idea. Why not take the box off and use it for storage for equipment or whatever and have a landscape body put on it.

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