Opinions-What do you think of this truck?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by srl28, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Wow you work the trucks! Nice little truck though, I can see why you say the engine is light though, especially on that truck.

    Neuswede, i've seen that truck on ebay for months now, not by owner but by a dealer. Wrong body for what we need and I ideally was looking for an auto. Still a nice truck though.

    Dealer says $34,500 is his lowest offer for me at this point on the truck I originally started this thread about.
     
  2. CarlBuilt

    CarlBuilt LawnSite Member
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    Not sure about if the motor will suite your needs for HP numbers but the 5.9 cummins motor is legendary for reliability..
     
  3. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's what I've been hearing. Apparently the older ford f700 and f800s from the late 90's had the 195hp cummins in them. Friend of mine had one and said it wasnt so bad, nothing amazing but it did the job. I'd imagine the 230hp would be ok as well.
     
  4. trailbuilder

    trailbuilder LawnSite Member
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    Wondering what you did on the truck, it seems nice...
     
  5. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I still havent made my decision just yet. We're at $34,500 without the hitch plate installed, $35k with the hitch. Still just not sure
     
  6. trailbuilder

    trailbuilder LawnSite Member
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    What kind of weight can you pull with that unit? I am looking for a tandem to pull my JD 333 and mulcher and and JD 050D mini excavator ...they weigh in at 24-25,000 together with attachents.
     
  7. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    My friend has pulled my Kx-161 and my Tl140 with his single axle international. It is an older DT466. It did okay but here in ga we do not have a bunch of hills. The problem comes with actually having a trailer with enough capacity. I would imagine you would need a min 15ton trailer maybe more. He has a 12 ton trailer and was over weight.
    The dot uses a weight per axle and the distance between axles to determine actual load capacity.
     
  8. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,594

    I would hope a truck like that could tow a KX161 since I tow mine with a 3/4 ton...
     
  9. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    I said the Kx-161 and the Tl140 on the the same trailer at the same time.
     
  10. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,594

    i do that too, just kidding.
     

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