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Can't Afford A New Dump Truck?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Sean Adams, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,597

    There is nothing more annoying and nothing more inefficient than shoveling and raking things out of the back of a pick-up truck. Everyone has probably been there at one time or another, sweating and mumbling they wish they had a dump to do this work. Well, you have to check out TruckCraft. they are the manufacturers of just about any bed-type or accessory you can imagine.

    Give them a look at www.truckcraft.com and see if they have what you need - I'm guessing they do!
     
  2. irishgoldcleanups

    irishgoldcleanups LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    can anybody help me find one in the long island area for about $4000? i need it asap!!!:help: :help:
    i just started the business and paid for a years worth of advertising in a local paper. and am getting a large number of calls requeting an estimate. i sold my personal vehicle three days ago and had no calls prior to that. now i am getting calls at an unbeleivable rate but can do nothing about it due to no truck.
     
  3. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,097

    Keep your eye on ebay! I found quite a few trucks in that area and they have a 1991 F250 with a dump insert on the commercial truck; dump truck section of ebay motors! I am not sure were it is located but it might be worth it!
    IMO a full size pickup would probably do for now depending on what kind of services your potential customers want.

    Best of luck!

    Joe
    J&R Lawn and Landscaping
     
  4. irishgoldcleanups

    irishgoldcleanups LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    thanks everybody . i found a truck 10 miles from my house for $3000.
    A 1988 FORD F450 DUALLY 8'X12' STAKE BODY DUMP WITH 460 GAS MOTOR
    5 SPEED IT NEEDS A LITTLE WORK I PUT NEW 3 FUEL PUMPS IN NEW ALTERNATOR BATTERY ALTERNOTOT WIRING HARNESS. NOW ITS IN THE SHOP FOR A NEW CLUTCH AND SYNCROS. BUSINESS SLOW NOW SO I DECIDED TO DO IT BEFORE IT GOES WHEN I AM BUSY CLUTCH WAS OK BUT THE THROW OUT BEARING WAS SHOT, AND 4TH GEAR GRINDS ALONG WITH REVERSE
     
  5. irishgoldcleanups

    irishgoldcleanups LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    thanks everybody . i found a truck 10 miles from my house for $3000.
    A 1988 FORD F450 DUALLY 8'X12' STAKE BODY DUMP WITH 460 GAS MOTOR
    5 SPEED IT NEEDS A LITTLE WORK I PUT NEW 3 FUEL PUMPS IN NEW ALTERNATOR, BATTERY .ALTERNATOR WIRING HARNESS, NOW ITS IN THE SHOP FOR A NEW CLUTCH AND SYNCROS. BUSINESS SLOW NOW SO I DECIDED TO DO IT BEFORE IT GOES WHEN I AM BUSY CLUTCH WAS OK BUT THE THROW OUT BEARING WAS SHOT, AND 4TH GEAR GRINDS ALONG WITH REVERSE
     

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