New Truck

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by ClippersLC, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    Maybe it can handle 3-4 tons. :laugh:
     
  2. TMlawncare

    TMlawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you plan on pulling that much weight I hope you have a cdl.

    Love the truck though, $71k sounds kind of steep however. What was the sticker price on the truck?
     
  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yea I think they took advantage of him!!! for tht price, i could have bought my 11' 3500 & a 4500 cab/chassis.
     
  4. ClippersLC

    ClippersLC LawnSite Member
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    It was a major power shock from my old truck. My last truck was also the one i started with. it was a 98' Dodge Ram 1500 regular cab long bed 4x4 with the 360 V-8 gaser. it had a 123,300 miles on it when i got it and I sold it with 199,700 miles when i sold it on 8-25-11, which is the day i got my new truck. my old truck you could feel it in handling and the gas peddle just towing 3,000 lbs, so my trailer that i tow daily was heavy enough to make it grunt daily. my new truck it takes about 3 tons before you can really tell theres anything behind the truck, it just slobbers along, turbo whistling. lol
     
  5. ClippersLC

    ClippersLC LawnSite Member
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    sticker was $64K talked dealer down to $59,300 before i had the gears, and overload springs, air bag over loads, the B&W gooseneck hitch and the Line-x bed liner which basically brought it back up and over sticker. $66K was what was financed. if I only make the minimum payments over the life if the loan @ 4.99% i would pay like $69,300. the other $2,400 was for the unlimited power train waranty on the Cummins and the transmission. unlimited mileage and time on both and if either on blows up i get a new tranny or Cummins for a $175 deductible. plus I have the nitro fill on all the tires and a road hazzard coverage on all the tires. they will repair any tire up to 4 times then the will replace each tire once for free. that was $200 bucks roughly... oh and i also got the undercarriage spray protection...lol. Bottom line. I feel i got a pretty good deal so thats all that matters. Plus the piece of mind of not having to worry about overloading the truck, something falling off, blowing up, something breaking is worth ever penny i spent. the first payment I sent in $12,000 on the principle alone, so im doing ok fellas :cool2: a few grand of that was just for protection and coverage.
     
  6. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yeah, it sounds like you got a good deal on it then.Good looking truck :cool2:
     
  7. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
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    Thats a wicked nice truck and the alcoa's are awesome looking. Hopefully you like the 6.7, I'm sure you will. Is that a F450 in one of the pics?
     
  8. ClippersLC

    ClippersLC LawnSite Member
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    Yeah the black dually in one of the pics is a 2009 F450. It is a customers truck and he wanted to size it up to mine. My truck has 1 more leaf on either side and sets about 2 inches higher... He actually sold that truck about 2 months after that pic was taken and bought a 2011 F350 that is gray like mine... He was burnt up with envy. Lol. Yeah the Alcoa rims are some high end rims apparently. I thought they were cool but I went in to have the pressure checked one day at a tire shop and and the guy told me they are high end rims and he was practically drooling over them... Lol.
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  9. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
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    So what exactly are you hauling that you need a dually with airbags and overload springs for? Or is a pride thing like you said? Because it really does look awesome.
     
  10. ClippersLC

    ClippersLC LawnSite Member
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    Pride. Lol... No the air bag overloads are to level the truck out a little when its got a load. I've only pulled 13,000 with it so far. Although I've got a rock job comming up where I'll be pulling 21,500 lbs of river rounds for flower bed borders... That outta make the Cummins pur and the Turbo sing some new tunes lol :)
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