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'99 GMC Flatbed Gas

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mklawnman, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. mklawnman

    mklawnman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 634

    Hey AL Inc
    Does your 99 have 4x4?? Or is it a two wheel drive with a plow on it? Cause ive seen and heard you can put a plow on a 4x2 but make sure you have enough weight in the back to give traction.
    Also, the guy has said he has hauled 6yrs of mulch in it, and i cant remember how much topsoil but if its moist stuff then gotta watch it alittle. Dont plan on loading it full of stone or dirt everyweek, nor do i have a skid loader to pull yet with it so.
    What about your MPG? Just driving around and with 12ft trailer which is what i have.?
  2. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    mklawnman- Mine is a 4x2 with the limited slip rear. We usually put a yard of soil in the bed for traction. I was actually surprised at how well the truck plowed snow. We use it for parking lots and some of the larger, flat driveways. I would forget about plowing any hills with it.
    I usually put no more than two yards of soil or gravel in the truck, but have put 8 yards of mulch on it with no problem. As far as MPG, we mostly do local driving and it is about 10-12. That is for 4 days with trailer, 2 without, usually.
    My first truck that I bought when I started my business was an '86 GMC C3500 dump with an inline 6 cylinder. The truck belonged to the NYC Housing Authority and had really been worked. It was a sorry looking truck and I took it through hell and back. It was a good start and I got 5 years out of it. If you can see it through, definitely go for a small dump truck, it is a world of difference over a pick-up.
  3. mklawnman

    mklawnman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 634

    Ok thanks AL Inc
    Yeah its a truck that would be a great starter truck for me until i get some good income flowing in to buy a brand new F450 Dumper Diesel or something similar.
    The truck looks brand new interior and exterior.
  4. mklawnman

    mklawnman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 634

    Well going to call the owner up of the truck either today or tommorow and tell him that in two weeks I can officially buy the truck. Gotta wait for my LLC paper work to get through so that i can title it under the business name and also get a business checking account. So in the mean time I am going to work on a price to settle on and give him like $500 to hold it till then.
    He's selling it for around $14,600, he says the dealer will give him $13,500 and sell it for $14,500 or something like that.

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