Finally got a dump whoohoo!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by guntruck, Oct 29, 2001.

  1. guntruck

    guntruck LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 527

    Well we finally bought a dump today. NO not a new one im not loaded like most of you fellas, its a 1980 ford f350 2 wheel drive with a 12foot dump on it, PTO driven. I bought it for 1000$$, it needs work though. The rear is bad needs complete replacement (hope that doesnt kill me) the linkage on the carb is froze from sitting so i gotta pull it and get it rebuilt anyway. It has a 351 cleveland and i cant wait to get workin on it, gonna be a nice winter project. Its a four speed and the intererior is ini real good shape, i'll post pics when i get them so you guys can see the transformation. =)
     
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sounds like a good deal! Good luck with the project! You know, a truck like that would push snow all over the countryside, if you wanted it to.
     
  3. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,517

    Congrats!

    It is good to know that another fellow lawn man will not have to bust his back shoveling grass and junk out of a pick up! Hey wait a minute, I think I should envy you! :D

    Take care
    Jay
     
  4. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    Rich,

    Can't wait to see it... Have fun and good luck. I'm hoping to get a new truck next spring. Not sure if I'll go with a dump...
     
  5. PRECISION LC

    PRECISION LC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    I wish that I could find a great work truck w/ a dump bed for a deseant amount of $$. Not much here in Wichita.
     
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,068

    351 Cleveland, them are good engines. My grandpa told me about how good they were because he used to be a mechanic and worked on all sorts of trucks. My dad's '80 GMC diesel has a 392 in it, it'll get up and haul ass, uh, I mean grass!
     
  7. Cajunchef

    Cajunchef LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    I'm just glad that I don't have to deal with snow like you guys.

    I'll be barefoot and wearing shorts at Christmas....................:blush: :)
     
  8. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    After some looooong hours working on it and a generous amount of money (ended up being worth it) The truck came out beutiful! It's still plowing and hauling all the time for a friend that I sold it to when I left for the service.

    Here are the before and after picks. I'll give you something to shoot for! ;)

    before1.jpg
     
  9. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    before #2

    before2.jpg
     
  10. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    After #1

    Ooooops...sorry! BRB!
     

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