What would you pay for this truck?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Chris_NC06, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
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    Okay guys,

    I made a thread a week or so ago about purchasing a brand new F-550, but I've been thinking as of late about what direction I'd like to take my business in the next year or so. I've decided I'd really like to start moving more towards hardscapes, water features, and excavating/grading and less landscape maintenance. With that said I would really want larger than a 19,500 GVWR truck and I have always liked the GM medium duty trucks. So I found a couple that I'd like your opinions on.

    '07 Chevy Kodiak C-6500 crew cab with 20' steel dump body. 7.8 I-6 Duramax, Allison auto, 60,000 miles.

    http://m.truckpaper.com/ListingDetail/Index?listingId=4456739&categoryId=253

    '08 GMC Top-Kick C-7500 crew cab dump. CAT power, Allison auto, 72,000 miles. $49,500 obo.

    http://richmond.craigslist.org/cto/3876047074.html
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  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Do you really need a crew cab on a truck that size? I have a feeling those trucks are heavy empty with those big bodies, crew cab etc. if you need to move weight you need a light truck to maximize payload. My old intl was 17' dump and weighed 17k. New one is 14.5k with a 12' dump. Much easier to drive and can haul more
     
  3. rockycrab

    rockycrab LawnSite Member
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    I 'm thinking around 45k for the Chevy if they clean up the door mural. Otherwise 40k. If the truck is in as good a shape as it looks.
     
  4. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes, I would prefer to have a crew cab. I'd like to haul 6 guys legally. Payload is a concern though, as you said the trucks are likely pretty heavy and only have a 25,995 GVWR.
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  5. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's just lettering from the previous owners co. It'll come right off, and I'm sure the dealer would take care of it before delivery. If not, I will have the truck professionally detailed and will have it taken care of then.
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  6. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    In was hung up on a crew cab but after looking around I realized it was better to have the dump truck running around with one driver and send my guys in a pickup truck. Then they can get lunch, grab something quick from Home Depot etc. while the dump is hauling and keeping them stocked with material
     
  7. rockycrab

    rockycrab LawnSite Member
    from oregon
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    We have an '04 Kodiak with 135,000 miles on it now. Always has been on the front lines and has never let us down.
    No major problems of any sort. Routine service and maintenance and tires. LOL
     
  8. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks for the advice RJ. It's something I'll keep in mind. On another note, how has that 4300 International been treating you so far?
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  9. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good to hear! I've always liked the Kodiak/Top-Kick trucks. It's a shame GM stopped making them.
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  10. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    My trucks going strong. Put 5k miles on it since I've owned it. Only had to do the brakes so far. I'm half looking for another dump to haul broken concrete etc, I hate beating up my baby.

    The kodiaks and top kicks seem to hold their value well. Good for resale but tough when you're trying to buy. Have you considered buying a box truck and putting a dump bed on it? I may go that route.
     

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