1992 International 4700

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by J.R. Services, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. J.R. Services

    J.R. Services LawnSite Senior Member
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    A friend of mines cousin runs a produce business and has an extra truck that he wants to sell. Its a 1992 International 4700, 4x2, 5spd spicer tranny, 25,500k gvr, 24ft morgan box body, new tires, good clutch, good brakes, lift gate and 234k miles for $5,000.00.

    I was thinking of buying it and doing some hauling with the box body until it paid itself off and then either selling the box body and lift gate or use it for storage and then shortening the frame and putting a dump bed on it.

    Does anybody know what the box might be worth, and what kind of money I'm looking at to shorten the frame and put a dump on it, and how much worse insurance is compared to a pick up truck? Any other input about the truck is also apprieciated. Thanks
     
  2. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Which engine is in it. Is it the DT466, or something else?
     
  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    sounds like a money pit to me but my dad has a produce wholesale biz too. Its really easy on trucks.
     
  4. J.R. Services

    J.R. Services LawnSite Senior Member
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    It has the dt466, and my friend was pretty much the only one who drove it and he's really easy on stuff.
     
  5. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
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    go for it. That engine is almost indestructable. Should be a good truck.
     
  6. J.R. Services

    J.R. Services LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It looks like a good truck but it would be cheaper to find one that already has a dump bed.
     
  8. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    But then you are buying a used dumptruck.
     
  9. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well if you add up all the money that would be spent on that truck you could get a late model dump with low miles and it would last much longer and hold its value longer. That box isnt really worth anything so he will have to pay to have it removed, then pay to have the frame shortened and braced. Shorten and balance drive shaft, brake lines and wiring. Buy and install a new hoist and dump bed. Paint dump bed, and im sure im forgetting alot. By the time he pays for the truck and all the parts and labor he could easily be over $20,000 for a truck that is worth $8,000. I recommend getting by with your pickup until you can afford a reliable dump. But if you really want to take on the project your buddies truck is a good start, just keep in mind you wont get much return on the truck if you sell it.
     
  10. lyube

    lyube LawnSite Fanatic
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    Probably going to cost well over 10k once you get a dump bed and shortened.

    Cheaper to buy a truck thats a dump already.
     

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