3 spare trucks, which to sell? how much?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by BrandonV, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hey guys we've been upgrading trucks over the last 3 years and have a pretty newish fleet and because of that I've got 3 trucks that get little to no use. I just don't think I need 3 spares, but I figured with the economy being slow I wouldn't get anything for them and they are worth something you know? Anyways I've figured time to sell would be here before spring right? Which would you keep? Personally I think I'd keep the f450 but it might be the more marketable truck out of the group since it's smaller. The fl60 is a great truck but with our f750 we hardly use it... also it needs a clucth but I'm going to take care of that before selling. The little f450 is a great truck, but dirty only 167k. The one I'm pretty sure I want to ditch is the 97 crewcab 4x4 it has 197k but we've been using it as a service vehicle for several years and its just too big for that, need something more like a ranger/f150.

    Can yall help me decide what they're worth? I'm thinking of ebaying them but I want to know what to set the reserves at. I really value some of yalls opinions because yall wheel/deal more than I do. I don't like haggling or such so I feel like I might get taken sometimes.

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  2. KPW LawnCare

    KPW LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Keep the last one and make it into a dump truck and use it for mulch or something along the lines.
     
  3. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The last one is a dump truck :) though when the fools built the body for it they made it where you have to take the trailer hitch out of the receiver before you dump.... guess where that big dent in the back came from.
     
  4. KPW LawnCare

    KPW LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would be guessing the hitch or trailer, I dont know what eles to do with it haha but thats the truck I would keep out of all 3 of them.
     
  5. farmboy1285

    farmboy1285 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Im no expert but id say the f350 is worth at least 6-7K, I assume its a diesel.
    what year is the F450?

    With the F350 you may try putting an add on craigslist and be willing to trade for a newer F150, No doubt you will get people lowballing you and trying to trade their old and busted 1/2 ton for it, but you may find somebody that is looking to get into a diesel (assuming it is a diesel) truck and out of a gasser that will be willing to deal.
     
  6. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    both fords are 1997 models 7.3L diesels, the crew cab is a 4x4 xlt, the beige box comes off but I've lost the tailgate :hammerhead:
     
  7. KPW LawnCare

    KPW LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Make the last one into a flat bed and use it for what ever you can use a flat bed for hahaha.
     
  8. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    I take it that 350 was converted to a dually! thats pretty cool. id say its worth at least 6k, 450 probably a hair more but not much. Dont know about the FL..Very nice trucks. get em cleaned up! that will help out!
     
  9. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yeah the 350 was made a dually by the dealer back in the day. It has a hide-a-ball hitch in the bed so that was a must.
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  10. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    ok thanks for the help guess I'll start a thread in the sales section.
     

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