Has anyone bought a used Budget truck??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by PLS-Tx, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
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    We are thinking about getting a box truck to add a second crew.

    This truck would not see a lot of miles, so I'm thinking this would be a low cost way to start a second crew.

    I talked to Budget and we can get a 2007 with about 100k miles w/16" box for $7000. We would need to add a ramp and dovetail and get it lettered.

    Has anyone done this, if so are you happy with you box truck?
     
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I would really get it checked out as Budget is having some finacial problems and doesn't do PM on their vehical like they used to. I have stopped using them and started using Penske for that reason. I'm assuming that you are looking at a gmc which should be a good buy at that price. Get it checked out and have a oil sample sent off to be sure that there is no major issue with the engine.
     
  3. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yes, it's a GMC with 6.0. Thanks for the advice, where would I send a oil sample to?

    You have bought or rented from Penske?
     
  4. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I put about 10,000 miles a year on Penske Trucks, they take better care of their smaller trucks. I would look at buying on of their 1ton vans that was white. I also would look at the Fords over the GM's. More leg room in them. As far as the oil sample most commercial truck shops should be able to handle that.
     
  5. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks, how much are you paying for the Penske trucks and what size box?
     
  6. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    Not to throw you off but Uhaul sells their trucks and they have them on their website with prices. They are lower too so the rear gate won't need to be as long.
     
  7. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have looked at Uhaul but they are WELL used. Thanks
     
  8. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Uhaul only sells when extremely old or has major mechanical issues, also the box on a Uhaul is built by them and is easily noticed as a used Uhaul truck. Another issue is that the floor will have wheel well humps in it.
     
  9. waters lawn care

    waters lawn care LawnSite Member
    from alabama
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    I have always taken any oil samples to our cat dealership.
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  10. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
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