another new (used) truck deal

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Metro Lawn, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    I posted a pic of the 96 we bought last week. I bought this off eBay yesterday. 1990 3/4 ton Dodge Ram, 360, auto, 88,000 miles. Pretty clean truck. New paint a year ago. Was a local repo tow truck. Bought it for $3000, sold the towing unit today for 1800.00. Truck cost $1200. Can't beat a deal like that. I know "itsgottobegreen" will have something to say about though..lol Will post pics this weekend after it's lettered.

    ps sorry about the pic, took it in the dark

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  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's funny, other than for the dents (MY truck has a few) it looks exactly like my '86 D-250, and yes it is very nice your truck :)
    Considering the running lights, you sure it is not a D-350? Not to say you can't put them on a 250 but around here only the 350's are required to have them AND the roof is pre-fitted for the holes already. That and the D-250 I have is a 318 engine, the 360 is available but few have them so VERY nice regardless of model.
     
  3. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    8 lug topsites...arent those usually 3/4 ton?
     
  4. efaubert1

    efaubert1 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
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    3/4 and 1 tons are both 8 lugs Brian. By the way, nice truck
     
  5. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    cab markers are an option, I have 3/4s both with them and without. I like them myself, wish they all had them.

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  6. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    John, It seems like every time im on here you have a new truck. LOL. thats a sweet truck though. May I ask why your getting these and selling the other ones?
     
  7. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    Mark, we are adding 2 more lawn routes and another spray route next season. The other trucks are great for plowing (mostly at night), but aren't that pretty to be running around during the day. I would rather have decent looking trucks doing work during the day. As I find good deals, I will continue to replace the ugly plow trucks with pretty ones...lol
     
  8. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    John, right on, nothing wrong with that. I'd love to take that black truck off your hands, but theres no room in our driveway for it, so if I bought it, my bro would be ticked off as in having to move more more truck out of the way when he has to leave for work :( Hopefully I can get the garage cleaned out and make some room and I'll see what I can do.
     
  9. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    I might have to keep these old trucks too. Found out today that we will most likely get 8 large retail mall stores for plowing. If we do, we will need all 14 trucks and a few subs to handle our existing work plus these.
     
  10. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    wow thats sweet. what stores are they if you dont mind my nosey arse asking?
     

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