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Buying a new truck, i think!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by BlackDog3, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. BlackDog3

    BlackDog3 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

    Its a 2000 Chevy 3500 dump truck. Its kinda far away from me in Ohio but the truck has really low miles and the car fax report check out perfect! What do you guys think? Should i get it or wait and try to find a bigger truck?
     
  2. BlackDog3

    BlackDog3 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

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  3. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,298

    Nice looking truck. What engine does it have? What will you be doing with it, that you're worried you need a bigger truck? By the way, I like your old truck in your avatar picture.
     
  4. zabmasonry

    zabmasonry LawnSite Senior Member
    from C. VT
    Posts: 314

    That looks like its got the 6.5 to me (at least its got the 6.5 bumper). All i can say is that those 6.5s are pretty hit or miss. don't expect a ton of power out of it. Find out if it has had the PMD/FSD (google it) replaced. otherwise pretty nice rig.
     
  5. BlackDog3

    BlackDog3 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

    Thanks guys, ya my 82 is beast which is in the picture but wasent built for doing what i need to do. It is a 6.5, i know they arent power houses. I am not sure about the injector pump the dealer dosent seem to know. This truck will pretty much be the main truck of the business, i am still keepign he 82 for plowing. The truck will do mulch, pull my lawn service trailer, and any other landscaping stuff that i may do. They just got it from one of those dealerships that closed down. It only has 37,000 miles on it.

    Chris
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2009
  6. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,298

    37,000 miles isn't bad. 6.5 diesels don't have the best reputation, but that's what powers the HUMVEE. A one-ton will probably have enough capacity for hauling mulch and towing mowers. Since you're keeping the '82, it will be a good backup in case the 6.5 needs something.
     
  7. BlackDog3

    BlackDog3 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

    Thats what i was thinking. But i went out to the locale truck place today and cruised through the Dodges. They had a 5500 Series marked to 29,999. This was only a cab and chassis but still... i can believe how much cheaper it has gotten from the 58,000 from before.

    Chris
     
  8. ZTR_Diesel

    ZTR_Diesel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 371

    If you don't mind, what's the ballpark asking price on the Chevy? Nice looking truck, but the 6.5L is a bit of a weak point.
     
  9. BlackDog3

    BlackDog3 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

    They wanted 13,990 which seems like alot for non HD chevy.

    Chris
     
  10. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,298

    Dodge 5500 for $30k? That's a deal. The Cummins is a powerhouse, plus you get exhaust brake with the Aisin automatic. That chassis would also give you extra capacity for hauling a lot heavier loads, like dirt, rocks, and towing larger equipment.
     

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