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Old 09-30-2012, 11:12 PM
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I feel that a 16foot flatbed dump is the most versatile option for a jack of all trades truck for most small companies. I agree on subbing hauling. I can get most any tandem for 75 and hour around here.
I've looked at 16ft trash bed dumps. I like the barn doors. Yes, you have to get out to open them but if you have to haul brush, stumps, wood, etc., it's nice to have those barn doors.

What does that truck weigh and what is it's GVWR? I can see it being a good addition to your tools.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:20 PM
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I've looked at 16ft trash bed dumps. I like the barn doors. Yes, you have to get out to open them but if you have to haul brush, stumps, wood, etc., it's nice to have those barn doors.

What does that truck weigh and what is it's GVWR? I can see it being a good addition to your tools.
I would look for a trash bed also, I used to drive a small dump when I was in college and it sucked to carry anything but dirt or gravel in. We hauled alot of stumps and brush, and I spent alot of time up in that bed with a chainsaw cuting out a mess. The only reason I would do different is if you plan on hauling alot of riprap, and then you should get the smaller heavyduty bed.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:27 PM
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I would look for something like this. http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/3306942144.html
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:42 PM
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Looks like a soild starter truck at a good price depending on the specs. I don't think I would go with a "trash" bed either for the erosion type work. Beside don't you have that monster gooseneck you could haul brush in.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:08 AM
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Looks like a soild starter truck at a good price depending on the specs. I don't think I would go with a "trash" bed either for the erosion type work. Beside don't you have that monster gooseneck you could haul brush in.
I do have my 18' dumptrailer, dont ever plan on getting rid of it.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:48 AM
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The trash beds are nice but the sides will not remove on some beds. Takes away from the versatility. Makes it a pain if you needed to haul palleted material like sod. There is no perfect truck so you have to find the best fit.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:10 AM
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I dont really understand why people dont just get materials delivered. The sod co charges me a $50-75 drop for 15 or fewer pallets and free for 20. It doesnt make sense for me to pick it up.

Same with hauling trash. They pick it up and dispose at private landfill for $100 a load.

I guess i see an advantage where you need the truck all day for convenience, but you still need a place to dump to avoid $30 a ton trash fees
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:49 AM
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Cdl required? Looks decent. Check up but price is right.
With the trailer for sure.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:59 AM
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Ive got my cdl already and so does my employee. Would be nice to carry a load of soil in the truck and skidsteer/pallets of sod on trailer.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:06 PM
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Ive got my cdl already and so does my employee. Would be nice to carry a load of soil in the truck and skidsteer/pallets of sod on trailer.
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I have been putting off this same purchase for several years now due to multiple reasons. One thing I did was go back through all my invoices the last 4 years and look at how this truck may have saved me money, expedited the job, or made me money. The reality is a it would have already paid for itself.
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