Hardscaping truck

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by cgland, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey guys - I know this isn't the right forum, but I wanted to offer this to the hardscapers. I have a 2001 Chevy 3500HD (15K GVW) for sale. It's got a 454 big block and less than 50K miles. The truck is in great shape we are just getting a bigger one and have no need for this one anymore. I would like to get $15K. PM me w/ your email addy and I can send some pics. Serious people only please!
    Here is a teaser

    Chris

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  2. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    They still make gas engines? :laugh:
     
  3. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 935

    Yeah the old 454's are the new 8.1 Vortec's or gas hog's. Nice Truck Chris. What are you guys replacing it with?
     
  4. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We are getting a GMC C5500 26K gvw dump.


    Chris
     
  5. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260

    Not going for a switch and go?
     
  6. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,929

    No. I think that for a SNG to be most effective, you need a dedicated driver. Not saying it can't work for some people, but in my case.....
    Chris
     
  7. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    Good enough awnser. No 2 operations are the same. I am just surpised to see you have snow on the ground in pa!
     
  8. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The pic is from March of this year. You interested Matt?

    Chris
     
  9. GroundScapesIncorporated

    GroundScapesIncorporated LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 386

    Chris,
    Just curious why a 5500 with 26gvw instead of a 6500 with same gvw.
    I have been looking at these trucks for a few months now and have just about decided on a 6500 lo pro (19.5 wheels) with 26kgvw.
    From what I have seen you can save some money going with a 6500 over 5500.
    Im not questioning you, Just wondering if there is something that I dont know that may benefit us.
    Thanks
    James
     
  10. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    James - It comes down to payload. The 6500 is a much heavier truck than the 5500, thus I can legally haul more. The truck is totally decked out... 12' bed w/ drop down sides and coal chute, tarp, 5' underbody tool box, 10' Boss plow, central hydraulics system, 96" tailgate spreader, yada yada! It will cost us about $58K total. Plus, we only put about 9-10K miles on a truck per year so it will last us a long time.

    Chris
     

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