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Old 03-16-2014, 07:02 PM
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Chevy dump test drive today

Test drove a 2014 chevy 1 ton dump gasser today. Yes I know the rear chain is unhooked. Anyways, it felt a bit less powered than my 2500hd pickup but it probably has to do with the weight and gearing. I gave it the full throttle test a few times and it felt really good. I love the vortec motor what can I say. It drove really smooth for a dump truck. Maybe Im too used to old beat up dump trucks but this felt like driving a regular pickup. My wife doesn't want me to spend this much on a dump but Im not sure I'll be listening to her. This would be the exact truck id be buying so it matches my black 2500hd pickup. Anybody got one of these in a gasser? How ya like it?
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:10 PM
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How much is it going for...?, There is a GMC Sierra 3500HD Dump with a Vortec 6.0 at my local GM dealer for $39,995.
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:16 PM
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Looks sweet, can't go wrong with a Chevy.
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:28 PM
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How much is it going for...?, There is a GMC Sierra 3500HD Dump with a Vortec 6.0 at my local GM dealer for $39,995.
$38,216 + tax & dmv fees is what they quoted me. Window sticker says 44k
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:31 PM
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$38,216 + tax & dmv fees is what they quoted me. Window sticker says 44k
That's pretty good considering I'm basically near you; Toronto, Canada.
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:36 PM
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$38,216 + tax & dmv fees is what they quoted me. Window sticker says 44k
Was $44k with the dump body, or just for the cab & chassis?
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:48 PM
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was 44k with dump body. With rebates its 38k + tax with dump body included
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:34 PM
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Just my .02 cents since you asked...

It drove like a passenger truck because it basically is a passenger truck with a dump body. You will never be able to really load that thing because it will over load that truck. Don't get my wrong I like chevy. I have a 2004 Duramax and a 2014 Duramax, so I am not dogging the chevy.

But I quickly came to realize if you need a dump, you AT LEAST need to invest in a class 4/5 truck. You can get a good used truck for much less that can be really be used and loaded.

For example:
Last year I purchased a 2002 Isuzu Cab & Cassis with 120,000 miles for around $7k (in great condition I might add). I had a brand new dump body built JUST how I wanted and runs off PTO, not electric over hydraulic. All and all for everything I was well under 20k and I can legally haul about 4 tons but have loaded as much as 5-6 tons and it handled it just fine. You will be lucky to put 1.5 tons in that thing without it squatting.

That being said, this year we are looking to move to a class 6 truck, just under CDL, w/ switch-n-go. I think many people will tell you that have bought trucks to haul or dump that anything under a class 4 is a waste of time, and many of those same people will tell you, you might as well go class 6. And you know, they are pretty much right.

So, most importantly - what are you planning on doing with this truck?
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Just my .02 cents since you asked...

It drove like a passenger truck because it basically is a passenger truck with a dump body. You will never be able to really load that thing because it will over load that truck. Don't get my wrong I like chevy. I have a 2004 Duramax and a 2014 Duramax, so I am not dogging the chevy.

But I quickly came to realize if you need a dump, you AT LEAST need to invest in a class 4/5 truck. You can get a good used truck for much less that can be really be used and loaded.

For example:
Last year I purchased a 2002 Isuzu Cab & Cassis with 120,000 miles for around $7k (in great condition I might add). I had a brand new dump body built JUST how I wanted and runs off PTO, not electric over hydraulic. All and all for everything I was well under 20k and I can legally haul about 4 tons but have loaded as much as 5-6 tons and it handled it just fine. You will be lucky to put 1.5 tons in that thing without it squatting.

That being said, this year we are looking to move to a class 6 truck, just under CDL, w/ switch-n-go. I think many people will tell you that have bought trucks to haul or dump that anything under a class 4 is a waste of time, and many of those same people will tell you, you might as well go class 6. And you know, they are pretty much right.

So, most importantly - what are you planning on doing with this truck?

I agree partially. We easily haul 3.5 tons legally in our 2000 chevy 3500 vortec gas
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:42 PM
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This truck would take place of my 2500hd pickup for daily work use. And the pickup would be used as needed and kept as my personal vehicle. Having an issue with my truck last year made me realize I needed to get a second truck.

I mostly do commercial year round maintenance (mowing, shrub trimming, and plowing). I do quite a bit of mulch and use my 7 x12 dump trailer for that. I do as many landscape installs as I possibly can, and some stone work. anything heavy goes in the dump trailer.

Id like this dump to atleast be able to haul a few yards of mulch in back with the sides built up without squatting if that's doable. say 2-3 yards in the event i just have some small things to do and want to run the truck only that day.

The only reason im looking to buy new is I hit the highway once a week to cut some commercials and don't want some old thing breaking down on me while I head out that way. I could see buying a much larger, older, used dump for local use and heavy stuff but I think I can still get by for awhile before its really necessary. If this truck can handle the workload Ive been putting my pickup through I would be happy. If it was somehow less stout in its towing ability, or couldn't handle a couple yards of mulch in the back, id be disappointed.
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