2000 F450 Dump

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by esnipe8, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. esnipe8

    esnipe8 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    Well I just picked up a 2000 F450 Dump.
    43000 miles
    3 yard electric/hydrolic dump
    2nd owner
    15,000 GVW (I believe)
    Overall condition....7.5/10 (age appropriate)


    What do you think???

    F450 2.jpg

  2. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,719

    It's a little old but 43k miles? I'd happily pay 10 grand
  3. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,350

    seems like a good deal compared to what is in my area
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    You got a good deal just make sure the spark plugs have been changed properly the V-10s are known to spit them out. The 2 valve V-10s are good on fuel. I would do a fluid change on the transmission-engine and rear diff also have the front ball joints checked.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    seems like a pretty good deal to me
  6. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Messages: 1,818

    Alotta the fords are known for spitting plugs like Gravel said...local mechanic I go to broke down and bought the expensive repair kit for his lil shop and charges a quarter of what the dealer does for this repair. Dads about due on his ford and kinda nervous after hearing some of the stories but what ya going to do..?

    Truck looks good, I woulda snatched it up for that price too.
  7. esnipe8

    esnipe8 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    Yeah during my research on the V10's I read about that.
    I took it strait to Ford and had them give it a full service and check all the fluids. He said everything checked out real solid. I am hoping that this truck last's a long time.
    What kind of life do these motors see when maintained well?
  8. R & R Yard Designs

    R & R Yard Designs LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 646

    I have a 5.4 and had both heads replaced causae it spit out 5 plugs. That was at 125k now I have 260k and pulls 8k all day long. So they do last if you take care of them.
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  9. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    The truck will last you another 10 years depending on how well you are on maintenance. The 4R100 trans is the biggest worry keep the fluid changed and keep it cool. Load that truck up to max gross the transmission will be getting hot.
  10. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,142

    2wd or 4wd?

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