GMC 6500 for first dump and hauling?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by KrayzKajun, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Doing alot more installs landscape/sod and with starting another company geared towards flood/erosion/stormwater control. I have been looking for a small dump truck that is an automatic to haul small loads and pull an equipment trailer. Another landscaper friend of mine has a customer selling a reg cab gmc 6500 dump and a 20' equipment trailer. He thought of me so he just sent me these pics. Im going to call the seller tommorrow to get specifics on the truck and trailer. I do know its an automatic and one owner truck. He is asking $15k for the package. Would be a nice starter setup without breaking the bank. Opinions fellas? Here are a few pics. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  2. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
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  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dont know what engine yet. Just that its diesel.
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  4. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Find out the Hp rating and engine model as well.
     
  5. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Cdl required? Looks decent. Check up but price is right.
     
  6. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    cat had some crappy motors in that era top kick. Cummins would be nice.
     
  7. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think u need a longer trash bed not a dirt bed.

    It is so cheap to sub out hauling, i wouldnt want the headache, ins, cdl for employee, etc.

    Plus you need a place to dump that is free.
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  8. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The 3126 was not too bad.
     
  9. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Don't know if I would go for a trash bed... Doing stormwater and erosion control may call for you hauling gabion stone in that thing to repair washouts etc . Im assuming a trash bed is lighter duty which the stone might dent.Looks like a clean truck and trailer.
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  10. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I feel that a 16foot flatbed dump is the most versatile option for a jack of all trades truck for most small companies. I agree on subbing hauling. I can get most any tandem for 75 and hour around here.
     

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