What's it worth?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by accuratelawn, Jun 20, 2000.

  1. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    A guy I know is getting out of the business at the end of the season. Various equipment and accounts. Also a early 80's one ton dual wheels chevy. Landscape bed with hydro dump. 192,000 miles and he says the engine will need to be replace.<p>What is this truck worth any ideas?<br>Thanks<br>What's
     
  2. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The engine needs replacing? A 350 I hope?<p>Prolly worth 2,000 depending on condition.
     
  3. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    350 is in the truck yes.<br>He just put the hydro dump on this season.<br>Thanks for the quick respose!
     
  4. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Also, are you in the South and the truck rust-free?<p>That would be a big factor here in Michigan; if the truck is rusty and needs a new engine, you're pretty much buying the dump bed.
     
  5. FIREMAN

    FIREMAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from n.j.
    Posts: 318

    I WAS A MECHANIC IN A PAST LIFE...BUY THE BODY AND HOIST AS CHEAP AS POSSIBLE...JUNK THE CHASIS AND FIND SOMETHING THAT NEEDS A BODY..REMEMBER THERE'S MORE TO A TRUCK THAN A MOTOR..TRANS, SUSPENSION,AXLE, DRIVESHFT. IF ANY OTHER MAJOR COMPONENT FAILS AFTER YOU INSTALL NEW MOTOR YOU'LL BE PISSED OFF. BODY SOUNDS GOOD YOU CAN FIND A NEWER USED CAB AND CHASIS. CHECK OUT BIG EQUIPMENT AND TRUCK TRADER, LOTS AND LOTS OF INFO THERE.
     

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