Best Truck For Dump Body

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Canon Landscaping, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Canon Landscaping

    Canon Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am looking for a truck 33k to mount a 10ft dump bed on and I have found many different trucks with different engines and transmissions and just wanted some opinions on these trucks as well as suggestions of other makes and models that would make a good dump truck.

    international 4400 dt466 7spd 200k Miles
    sterling A9500 Cat C10 10spd 300-400k Miles
    international 4400 dt466 Allison 3060 Auto 100k miles
    freightliner fl80 3126 Cat 9spd 200-300k miles
     
  2. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    wow man thas alot of miles why not something with less?
     
  3. Canon Landscaping

    Canon Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Truck won't be driven many miles a year we hire out most of our hauling but we need a truck to haul off debris from jobs. Looking to put the truck together for around 20k
     
  4. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    for 20k i think you can find a truck all ready built with a 10ft bed with very low miles and lots of life left. do you allready own the bed or somthin?
     
  5. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    what kind of weight are u hauling. (be honest) i would go with on of the IH trucks, depending on the terrian and how heavy you run would determine auto or stick.
     
  6. Canon Landscaping

    Canon Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Honestly as much as it will haul probably 20,000lb

    I do not have a bed but i can get a new one installed with pto tarp and hitch for 7k.

    I would like to have an auto if it will hold up the amigos are hard on clutches but I have a isuzu frr with a dump bed and it has the Allison 1000 in it and it feels weak.
     
  7. Texas Mower Parts

    Texas Mower Parts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
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    4400 w/ the auto
     
  8. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Those miles really aren't all that high. Those trucks will run a lot more miles than a pickup. I used to drive a Kenworth dump truck with over 800,000 miles on it.
     

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