Split Load dump trucks

Discussion in 'Nurseries and Growers' started by Imulchmore, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. Imulchmore

    Imulchmore LawnSite Member
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    I am in the market for a new dump preferably a f-650 or a LCF L55. But I am having trouble locating Info on the dump body. Anyone know the manufacture of the split load dumps
     
  2. Travel'n Trees

    Travel'n Trees LawnSite Senior Member
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    Why buy Ford dump? They don't allow hauling of rock, coal, mulch, or dirt?? What do you haul?
     
  3. Imulchmore

    Imulchmore LawnSite Member
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    What? I dont quite understand
     
  4. Travel'n Trees

    Travel'n Trees LawnSite Senior Member
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    5 differet FORD dealers and corporate all have stated this. Did you know that if you plug your cell phone into a ciggarette lighter instead of the power port it can void your warranty. It is in your owners manual. It isn't worth saving a few dollars up front. You will lose in fuel and repairs. Their warranty just doesn't cut it.
     
  5. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
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    International 4300 or 4700 with a DT466 engine is going to be your best friend.

    Best small big dump trucks ever built. PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
     
  6. Travel'n Trees

    Travel'n Trees LawnSite Senior Member
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    I currently own those 2 and a duramax, I'm sticking with the duramax.
     
  7. Imulchmore

    Imulchmore LawnSite Member
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    My International is in the shop at this very minute. Every 5 minutes there is another thing wrong with it. I finally found a guy local to work on it. Last year it was the map sensor. Truck kept on shutting down while driving. This time I thought it was the trans it would not shift out of first. Its is only a shifting module ....Thank God... I dont even want to think about what a new trans would cost me. Dont get me wrong I love my International but forget about getting a appoinment with a dealer it is 2 to 3 weeks sometimes.
     
  8. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    I personally would stay away from the F-650 Ford if you want a decent budget medium duty dump look at a Sterling Acterra. You can get them in any single axle gvw from 18000lbs to 35,000lbs and you can get the C-7 Cat and or the ISC Cummins (8.3).

    After looking over the new Internationals I'am not impressed if I was really looking for a good single axle dump brand new it would be a T-300 Kenworth they are a little pricey but you get what you pay for.

    As for split load box why do you want one if your customer wants 2 different materials you make two different trips.

    You may have to have a landscape dump body with some dividers built into it.
     
  9. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Freightliner FL-60's are pretty affordable single axles.

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  10. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    The little business class trucks are good I haven't seen any of the M2 series that replaced the FL series yet. The Sterlings Acterra and the Sterling Ls are the replacements for the Louis Fords.
     

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