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Old 02-06-2015, 08:50 PM
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Pulling the trigger on a new ( to me) construction rig

Got rid of my 93 crew cab dump, as it was long in the tooth, the box was medium, and it didn't have duallies. So I sold it and have been looking for just the right truck.
I am working a deal on this 2009 3500hd - 6.4 turbo duramax diesel.
250K miles but I feel good 'bout it and the mechanic says "awesome"
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:23 PM
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Youll hate going crew cab down to reg cab. Trust me. It only took me 8 months to drop the reg cab like a bad habit.

250k miles is a lot unless you have detailed records, know the previous owner personally or have personally witnessed the pm on it. The truck will no doubt go 350-500k miles, but only if cared for properly.

Also, that should be a 6.6 Duramax....
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:28 PM
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You're only going to have about 4K in legal payload on that truck.

I assume the body dumps?

I'd want a 550 for a construction rig.
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:34 PM
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250k miles on a 09? Are you stupid?
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:40 PM
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http://salem.craigslist.org/cto/4845366652.html

It's only a flatbed and it sounds like he's desperate, plus it's been on CL almost a month and hasn't sold. $13,900 is WAY too much for that truck.

While I won't go as far as Picasso, I will ask do you realize how expensive repairs are on a modern diesel engine?

DPF alone is almost $2K and if it hasn't been deleted or replaced it will need to be soon.
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:49 PM
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Youll hate going crew cab down to reg cab. Trust me. It only took me 8 months to drop the reg cab like a bad habit.

250k miles is a lot unless you have detailed records, know the previous owner personally or have personally witnessed the pm on it. The truck will no doubt go 350-500k miles, but only if cared for properly.

Also, that should be a 6.6 Duramax....
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1) I won't hate going from the crew cab to the regular cab because I'll only use this for construction jobs whereas when I first got my crew cab, it was my maintenance rig-although agreeably it is nice to have a backseat, but what I will love is going from a 7' x 8' bed (3 inches of which were taken up by the back doors so I couldn't put a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood in it), and moving up to a 12' x 8' flatbed with the dually axle instead of a single axle, and real hauling/towing capacity.


2) I test drove an F450 with a 7.3 L that had an inch and a half thick of p.m. records/it had low miles, but I saw was really sweet and the mechanic said it needed a ton of work.
While the Chevy with 250k is owned by a company that has motorcycles to the dealers when they come in shipment, so it's been driven pretty mildly and carefully on the freeway mostly. My mechanic did a full service check on everything and said it was awesome.

3) you're probably right, 6.6
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:10 PM
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You're only going to have about 4K in legal payload on that truck.

I assume the body dumps?

I'd want a 550 for a construction rig.
1) BAH HA ha haaaa....(legal) I put 3 yards of gravel n my old f350 at 3500#/yd all the time where the single back wheels were half flat and I took it very carefully in turns so my lugs wouldn't snap. The truck empty was 6700 lbs.
Don't worry about me.

2) dump bed is cheap and easy for me as I have mad skills fabricating.

3) I looked for 550/ 5500, but either had 6.0, or were waay out of my price point that I felt comfortable for this purchase, we're just junk, or otherwise completely used up/ by still overpriced. And buying used dictated going with "the best available option". Would prefer Isuzu if I buy new.

If I ever ask "what brand new truck should I get" then I would love to hear every opinion that you have on the truck I SHOULD HAVE "got".
I promise you I can Haul more with this truck than I could with my '93 F350 with singles on back.
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:24 PM
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1) BAH HA ha haaaa....(legal) I put 3 yards of gravel n my old f350 at 3500#/yd all the time where the single back wheels were half flat and I took it very carefully in turns so my lugs wouldn't snap. The truck empty was 6700 lbs.
Don't worry about me.

2) dump bed is cheap and easy for me as I have mad skills fabricating.

3) I looked for 550/ 5500, but either had 6.0, or were waay out of my price point that I felt comfortable for this purchase, we're just junk, or otherwise completely used up/ by still overpriced. And buying used dictated going with "the best available option". Would prefer Isuzu if I buy new.

If I ever ask "what brand new truck should I get" then I would love to hear every opinion that you have on the truck I SHOULD HAVE "got".
I promise you I can Haul more with this truck than I could with my '93 F350 with singles on back.
Sounds like you've got it all figured out and nobody is going to tell you nothing.

What was the point of starting this thread then?
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:25 PM
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http://salem.craigslist.org/cto/4845366652.html

It's only a flatbed and it sounds like he's desperate, plus it's been on CL almost a month and hasn't sold. $13,900 is WAY too much for that truck.

While I won't go as far as Picasso, I will ask do you realize how expensive repairs are on a modern diesel engine?

DPF alone is almost $2K and if it hasn't been deleted or replaced it will need to be soon.
I agree, and he had the wrong phone number in the ad that when I called said this number is not in service, but I recognized the businesses in the background and drove right over to it. Looked up the website on one of their other trucks because this truck wasn't there, got the phone number that way, and since I had the whole thing to myself I was able to get it for 12K , Which is pretty good around here as we don't salt our roads like back east where this truck would probably be A whole lot less.

I'm gonna really like this truck, it's better than what I had, probably not as good as I can attentionally get, but I posted this because I was happy about it. And yes, I understand The high cost of repairs on modern diesels when they need them. But 170K miles on a gas motor- and the truck is completely finished.
In many ways this truck is a baby.
Some of you, unfortunately, are the reason I don't go on the site much.
People seem to have a super high opinion of themselves- but that's typically just their opinion.
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:29 PM
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Sounds like you've got it all figured out and nobody is going to tell you nothing.

What was the point of starting this thread then?
For the non-haters to be happy with me, I guess. It sure wasn't for your punk..... To solve my "problems"

Tell me nothing?...TELL ME NOTHING.!?!
Do you presume that I need to listen to every little piece of "advice" that you ever have and follow it? I have freaking "important" people that I look to for advice.
I say "NAY"!
"NAY" I SAY!!! You pompous.......
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