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Old Trucks?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by fga, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,449

    Any of you guys use older trucks, like early 80's or older? I bought a 84 dodge dump off my buddy, cuz i knew it ran good. I'd just feel alot better if I heard stories of guys with trucks similar to mine. Someday new truck.....for now this is it!
  2. fastpitcher

    fastpitcher LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 91

    I have a 73 F350 a work truck just about done working. I also have a 91 F250 we use this one the most.
  3. lawn dawg

    lawn dawg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    My work truck is a 1968 Ford F250. 74m miles so far. Other than replacing the cab mounts and fixing some rust areas, not a bad truck for a few more years.
    Wish it had some a/c during the summer. :cry:
  4. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,662

    I ran a 78, F350 with a utility body for one year. Also had a 2 ton, 79, Chevy dump truck. I found that those old trucks with gas engines just suck gasoline. Now I only run diesels. My oldest work truck is a 96 ford F250, Powerstroke pickup, with 235,000 miles. Runs great and does not use much fuel. :)
  5. jason r.

    jason r. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 338

    78 f-150. Use it everyday for work and personal use. She does suck down some gas though.

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  6. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    Adam-nice truck. We have a 85 Ford dump w/ 64k on it,Great truck, and it currently has a 6.6'x8' leaf box on board.Our plow truck is a 82 F250 w/ 73k original miles.It's under primer waiting to be painted.Our maint. truck is a 92 s-10 .Gets great gas mileage over the larger trucks.If you keep em clean and maintained, I don't see the need for four new trucks every two years.My last new truck was a 99.No car payments = more profit. If something does happen to one of our trucks, we still have three more on the road.Repairs are cheaper than $600.00 payments. When I truly need a new one. I'll get it, but the wife's new Explorer is next :D
  7. CoachLinz

    CoachLinz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 126

    I've been using an 85 GMC Sierra 1/2 ton. Has been great except the engine went up in September. A friend who is an engine mechanic just installed a used 350 in it though and now it runs great again. But, I just bought a 2000 Silverado so I'm selling the GMC if anyone is interested. No rust, new brakes, good engine, good tranny.
  8. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,449

    Thanks IMPACT,

    I use my 86 pick up everyday too, for work and to get around in when i don't feel like squeezing into my wife's dodge neon! Keep'em running guys, low overhead= higher profits.
  9. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    We also have 2 fords 88-89 that we use.
  10. JohnyNCa

    JohnyNCa LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    I have a Dodge Ram 88', was gonna sell it but decided to hold on that baby. Man its a gas guzzler but sure is a tough son of a gun. Keep the old trucks, save some $$$. Later


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