Thoughts/opinions on this 93' International Dump

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by KrayzKajun, May 9, 2013.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    got a lil more info on the truck 150k miles. 6 speed tranny, new clutch and batteries. air brakes.
     
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    That would be a great truck if you moved the bed forward and dropped the flat portion. Adding a hitch would be easy then. I think with hauling sand and landscape supplies that it would be plenty of tuck. Its not like you would use it to deliver 100tons of sandbags. Pros- under CDL, easy to maintain and cheap to buy. Cons- older, needs some bed refitting, but still $5K is a deal. It would easily move any of your equipment.
     
  3. KrayzKajun

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    Would it be very difficult to remove the flat deck and move the dump bed forward?
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  4. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Shouldn't be any thing an average welding shop couldn't handle. Maybe even your neighboring trailer shop.
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  5. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You could then add a plate to the back of the frame. I would set it up for a pintle hitch and 2" receiver then wire in a 7, 4 and 6 way plug.
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  6. whiffyspark

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    It would be awesome to put a dingo in the stationary portion
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  7. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I would take it to a good welding and fab shop, and get an estimate for the modifications you want to make on the dump bed. do this before you buy the truck. I would bet you could easily spend $2000 on changing up the dump arraingement.
    Great engine though, one of the best ever.
     
  8. KrayzKajun

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    Me & my brother went and checked out the truck. If we decide to purchase the truck, we want to keep the flat deck infront the dump body. Thoughts are to shorten the dump by 2ft so the hitch below becomes accessible. Will make a great landscaping/tree work truck & useful for the sandbag company , towing equipment.
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  9. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
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    leaving the 2' up front might also allow for a grapple, would be a lot of work, but if you fould a used grapple somewhere, could be of service. I might send you a PM as i am curious about something i feel is not to be discussed in public.
     

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