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550ford how much?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by meets1, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Neighbor company has a ford 550 flatbed thinking of selling. They would take off flatbed and I would want a dump installed. 100k miles. 2010 4x4 diesel. They travel a lot hauling rebuilt equipment that's why the miles being only two years old. Truck is show floor quality. What's the thing worth? Internet is all over the place on truck values so thought I would ask here. White in color. Regular cab.
  2. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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  3. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,385

    mid to high twenties . you can buy the same chassis new 2012 for low 40s
  4. TruSomethingOrOther

    TruSomethingOrOther LawnSite Member
    Posts: 171

    Paid 36k for my 2008 F450 lariat dually. Has the 19.5 tires, class 5 hitch, fully loaded. Four door. It had 64k miles on it at purchase. If I'm not mistaken, that flatbed should have the 6.4 powerstroke along with the 19.5 tires. If it's diesel, wouldn't pay more than 28 or 30.
  5. TruSomethingOrOther

    TruSomethingOrOther LawnSite Member
    Posts: 171

    Just beware of the tires if they are close to being replaced (19.5's). Rubber is not cheap! For two front tires I'm looking at 950 with front end realignment.
  6. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,214

    30? Maybe less if it doesn't have XLT type options. I seem to over value the 550 type trucks, everyone mocks me on what I'm asking for mine so I don't know?

    Wow, I got two new front tires for my 550 and I don't think I spent any where close to that? Going to check that to be sure...
  7. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,770

    Seems high. Tires for my s1900(22.5 rims) are 350 each
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  8. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,214

    Was that with the front end work?

    I paid $230 per tire(plus tax:hammerhead:of course) and that included mounting and balancing. They were Cooper, an aggressive highway tread. They have been great so far.
  9. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,717

    I paid about the same on the tires. I'd agree with the others at around 28k on the truck.

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