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Done shovlin' boys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by BufalinoLand, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. BufalinoLand

    BufalinoLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    Yepp, Just made the deal today

    2005 Chevy 3500 new


    8foot dump box, Rugby from Zoresco

    5 on the floor

    white with gray body

    $30,200 out the door

    I called 30 dealers, no one really wanted to move on price, this was the best I could do. what do you think
  2. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 952

    That price sounds good. I take it's brand new?
  3. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    Excellent choice. I have a question, does that tranny have a low low gear like the old chevys had?
  4. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,209

    Sounds like a nice truck..good luck with it. I still have nightmares about emptying leaves out of a pick-up with a pitchfork :waving:
  5. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    I'll assume that is a standard cab? I would like to see some pics, if you have any.
  6. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149

    Congrats on the new truck. I hope to be done shoveling next season :)
  7. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    Whats the gvw and how many tons is the pump on the dump?
  8. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Where are the pics???
  9. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Hey thats good to hear :cool:

    So it is a Rugby box just sold under a different name which is also good to hear.

    You should be good for about 4000lbs with that set up so about 2 yards of 3/4 road base. You will have to see how it handles with a load you may have order some Timbrens for the rear so when you start hauling 8000lbs of gravel the azz won't be dragging on the ground :laugh:

    The truck should have plenty braking power I assume the new Chevys run 4wheel disk brakes like the rest of the crowd.

    Probably want to up grade the tires right away to something better I don't know if Chevy is still using those LT225/75R16s which are too frigging small up grade them to LT235/85R16 something that will actually pack some weight.

    Good Luck you know the first dent in the sheet metal hurts the rest of them just add character :D
  10. BufalinoLand

    BufalinoLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    Im pickin her up on friday, then binge drinking till deer season is over. Ill fire some picks in a couple weeks.

    thanks for all the help

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