Which of these trucks appear better

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by LawnScapers of Dayton, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
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    Looking at 2 trucks tomorrow.......which do you think is a better choice

    93 Chevy 3500 dually, with 10ft flat dump, 185000 miles, rebuilt 454 auto, new paint all over, tires are good

    or

    94 Chevy 3500 dually 4x4, 9 ft typical dump bed, with a 350 and auto trans......states trans is new with many new parts,

    bodies both look good....truck will only get periodic use, with leaf vac, hauling mulch, and could be used to plow and salt

    Prices are basically the same


    I will withhold my opinions on which is a better fit for me...until I hear some of you comments....thanks
     
  2. Kickin Your Grass

    Kickin Your Grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    How many miles on the 94? Do you have any pics?
     
  3. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
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    94 is on the left, 93 is on the right

    truck.jpg

    truck 2.jpg
     
  4. yardworks  inc.

    yardworks inc. LawnSite Member
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    The 94 appears to be a hd model, they have a 15000 gvwr. It is very hard to overload these trucks, they tend to ride a little rough. We have the same truck but with the diesel. They also have 19.5 in wheels in which the tires are a little pricey.
     
  5. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
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    I am going to look at the flatbed tomorrow morning.... It appears to be in pretty good shape.
     
  6. yardworks  inc.

    yardworks inc. LawnSite Member
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    I think you will be happy with the 94 hd, the 350 will be easy to maintain, even if you ever had to replace it they are very reasonable. Remember if you end up pulling a 12000 lb trailer with it you will need a class a cdl. You will have combination weight of over 26000 lbs.
     
  7. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    The 3500HD is a better choice the regular 3500 1 tons can't carry any weight the 3500HD can carry 6000lbs a 3500 1 ton your lucky to carry 4000lbs.

    The 19.5 tires are a little more expensive but they last alot longer than 16 inch tires. Around here you are lucky to get 13,000 miles out a set of 16 inch rubber on a 1 ton dually the weight peals the tires off fast. The 19.5 tires I will get 16,000 miles out of the steers and get about 25,000 miles out of the drive tires.
     
  8. LawnmastersMikejr

    LawnmastersMikejr LawnSite Member
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    I looked at the '94 it is a nice truck. The only reason I didnt buy it was because I want a newer truck. A friend of mines step father owns it. I hope it works out for ya!
     

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