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Old 06-19-2014, 11:46 PM
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You could find a nice truck and trailer for 100k or less.
A 4 hr move one way for 2 machines is no joke of a bill. Being able to move yourself around quick and easy makes things a world of easy.
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I doubt you could find something setup to move his machines around for less than 100k that doesn't have some serious miles on it or needs a lot of work. Esp for nice pre-emissions trucks. That coming from from me looking actively for a T800, low boy, end dump and side dump. It's not cheap.
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:30 PM
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I would love to get a tractor and low boy but wel see how the rest of the year goes. I already have a hard enough time getting quality employees , let alone a good driver . And Cornell has a good point about wanting a low mileage pre emission unit . Very hard to find
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:25 PM
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We purchased a lowboy and a tractor used separately for around 50K between the 2. Ive used the lowboy 3 times this week alone..

Yes the truck has miles on it.. its a tandem truck not a Tri.. has 936,XXX on it.. but is our best running truck we have. The lowboy id older, a 93, but in excellent shape.. Was oned by one company its whole life... They are out there..
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:41 AM
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I think i saw a certain blue ram parked last night . I guess the work your doing now is around here.
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:25 PM
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I think a Tri axle tractor would be over kill for what he's doing. That way it can still pull a dump trailer and be maneuverable. 85k will get you a amazing truck but like kep said you can get a higher mile truck in the 25-30's no problem. Just make sure it has 46k rears and a 13 or 18 speed.
Maybe if you guys are lucky I will post a pic or two of a real nice looking rig. After it's green and Picasso logos though.
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:02 PM
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Our truck really is underpowered and only a 10 speed. But I am in Florida, so I don't really have hills to contend with like many others. If I was in upstate NY again, I would be screwed with the truck and never make it up some of the hills... The heaviest I am is 108,600 and that's the lowboy with out 270 Deere on it. We are permitted up to 110,000. Permit is only $509 a year...

We will make this a tractor to only pull our 100 yard walking floor and look for a triaxle heavy haul truck soon. If you weigh the truck and go by axle weights I would have to say we are not legal.. But, until then we roll! Pulling our grinders we are legal in all aspects axle and total weight. The 1300 I believe it 81,000lbs and the 4600 horizontal I think is 86,000 if I remember correctly. Just look for a truck that was used for something else. Ours was a fuel hauler(thus the high miles) that ran 24/7/365 and put the wet line kit on and had to put an adjustable 5th wheel plate on it.
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:41 PM
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I think a Tri axle tractor would be over kill for what he's doing. That way it can still pull a dump trailer and be maneuverable. 85k will get you a amazing truck but like kep said you can get a higher mile truck in the 25-30's no problem. Just make sure it has 46k rears and a 13 or 18 speed.
Maybe if you guys are lucky I will post a pic or two of a real nice looking rig. After it's green and Picasso logos though.
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Agree with most of your advice but for heavy haul and doing some moving off the pavement I would rather have a 15 than a 13. 18 would be ideal.
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:35 PM
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I think i saw a certain blue ram parked last night . I guess the work your doing now is around here.
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Where abouts was this?
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:52 PM
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Pinestone? I'm up here working for 2 months. Was that you?
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Old 06-26-2014, 06:43 AM
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Haha yep that was me , we are doing some grinding up here and stay at the pine stone when we are up here. Are you working at pine stone? Wel grab a beer next week mabee
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