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99 gmc dump price

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bobcatnj, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 687

    i found a 99 gmc 3500, 12 yard dump,auto,no rear seat for sale. it has 77000 miles on it. hes asking 13000.00 it needs brakes, calipers, and tires. there is some rust on the dump but not bad.what would you offer?
  2. kkls2006

    kkls2006 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    12 yard dump???????????????
  3. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 687

    it says 12 yards on the dump body and the guys says it can hold 12 yards of mulch and around 4 ton stone
  4. mojob

    mojob LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 515

    I paid $10,500 for a 98 gmc 3500 4x4 dually dump with 78k miles that needed nothing but a good cleaning. It also came with a Boss V plow. I'd keep looking if I were you or at least have them knock off some on the price. Check ebay to see what they're going for.
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    If he has been carrying 4 tons of stone on a 1 ton truck its been abused keep looking. It needs brakes for a reason the truck has been grossly overloaded and the brakes have been burnt out because of it. Tires wear out quickly when they have been overloaded.
  6. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,396

    that truck should max out around 2ton payload...4 ton is way to much...he might be bragging that it can carry so much but all that extra weight is really straining the tranny, suspension, axles, engine, universals, etc...i might look around for something else
  7. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 687

    thanks for the info. i think i'll let this one pass
  8. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    Is it a 3500 or 3500HD? A 3500HD can handle 4 tons much better, even though that is still a marginal overload. You didn't say which engine it had. The 7.4 gas is a decent motor but a gas pig, and the 6.5 turbodiesel can be a money pit. $13K would be an OK price if the truck didn't need any work but things like brakes can add up the $$$ real fast.
  9. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 687

    i believe it was he 3500 hd and it had a diesel engine

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