Is this enough motor in this truck?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by alldayrj, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thats what i was hoping. Its a popular setup, i figured it can't be that much of a dog
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  2. Hegartydirtwork

    Hegartydirtwork LawnSite Member
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    From what I have seen for sale, if this truck is anywhere near decent it is well worth the money.
     
  3. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    Something to think about is if you could get a great deal, the hook could always be moved to a better truck down the road?
     
  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Good point Stuve.

    I also don't have to marry this truck. I can sell it in 3 years for probably what I pay for it since I'll put on about 8k a year. Seems like a good value to jump into the hook arena without tying up $50k plus.
     
  5. Krafty

    Krafty LawnSite Senior Member
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    I bought the hooks new on both of our trucks and will transfer them through 3 trucks before we consider replacement. These things are pretty much bullet proof as long as you keep up on maintenance, greasing daily, and don't put a cowboy of a driver in them. One thing to think about though if you intend to push the container rental is your downtime with the truck. Even the best of shops you will have at minimum a week of down time transferring a hoist from one truck to another.
     
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  6. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    I also wont be doing nearly as many swaps as you, at least for a few years unless the containers for my builder friends really takes off. What other maintenance is there? Hydro fluid and filter?
    Not looking to push rentals since i have enough on my plate, but i will probably persue it a little more aggressively in winter.
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  7. Krafty

    Krafty LawnSite Senior Member
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    They are pretty simple. The galbreaths need hydro oil (45 gallons!!) and filters changed once a year, and I can't stress enough grease every day!
     
  8. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Will do.
    I asked about gvwr in your thread but what do your trucks weigh empty with an average can on the back? Just trying to figure a realistic. payload. I think my truck would be slightly lighter with a smaller motor but close in general
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  9. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    So far my experience with trucks has not been easy to flip them and usually lose money.

    That's pretty cool to get three trucks worth of life. I did have that thought with the Kodiak that the box would be moved to another truck, so far everyone I've told that to has pooh-poohed that idea.
     
  10. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Well the truck was hammered. Turns out those are the pics from when he bought it. Still hasnt relettered it. I offered 15 and i think thats high considering the condition. He hasnt received any other offers so the ball is in his court
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