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Old 04-03-2011, 08:27 PM
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Buying a landscaping truck

I am looking into buying a 1998 dodge ram 2500 5.9 12 valve 6cyl cummins diesel. I am looking to pay right around 7K for it. It has a bit of rot under the the doors but not the doors them selves. other than that it only has 82K on a diesel. Is this a good buy and will be be good for towing and plowing. Thanks
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:41 PM
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The 12V is a solid engine. The rust shouldn't be a huge issue as long as the truck isn't eat up with it. Check the frame for any rust but if everything looks solid then I wouldn't have any problems buying it. Just remember the truck is 13 years old so there may be some normal wear and tear on a truck that is that old.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:01 PM
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Thanks for the reply. Yes I tried to up load a pic of it but couldnt. surprisingly for a "dodge" its not bad. I mean for 13 yrs old the sprigs and everything has a bit of discoloring rust but not bad the bed in great shape the only thing I worry about is under the door it self. But I do understand for 13 yrs old it will not be Perfect. I have owned 3 dodges and I still own a 2004 thats my babay cannot work it any longer but I think its worth it due to the engine.But for a cummins with 82 not bad and for 7 grand I thought that is a good deal. I will install I think a v-plow and a dump insert.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:39 PM
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Honestly for 7000 I would buy that truck in an instant.
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:22 PM
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a unfortunately I think i just got beat. He got another offer or 8K I wont go that high but I will keep looking I want a diesel.
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:32 PM
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There are trucks everywhere. With diesel prices going up, diesel trucks will be getting cheaper
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:52 PM
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Yea I guess so If this one gets sold there are more out there I guess. But for landscaping they are the way to go.
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:55 PM
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Yeah i'm actually looking for an older diesel so I don't have to use my personal truck everyday.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:20 PM
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Same with me im sick of screwing up my truck 2004 dodge ram I need a work truck.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:28 PM
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I'm with you on that. I bought a 2008 F250 this past summer and i don't like using it to work out of. I hate when I have to get in it when i'm covered in dirt
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