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Dump truck?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by millenniumlandscape, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. millenniumlandscape

    millenniumlandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    Does anyone have a dump truck, that they absolutely love, and can't imagine doing what they do without it? I am looking at buying a dump truck, I have no brand preference (Chevy or Ford), I plan to use it in the summer months for landscape and winter months for salting. Any suggestions or testimonials would be appreciated.

    Kevin Kruizenga
    Millennium Landscape & Lawncare Inc]
  2. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,157

    Yes. What exactly do you want to know? Sizes, options, how used, maintenance requirement, etc?
  3. millenniumlandscape

    millenniumlandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    I need to be able to haul field stone for landscape, mulch, etc. And put a big enough salter on it so that I don't need to fill it every hour. Something that hold maybe 4-8 tons would be good. An automatic if possible with good power and preformance.
  4. Tony Clifton

    Tony Clifton LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 865

    GMC C6500 all the way. Couldnt imagine the company without it. I think every landscaping company needs at least one truck this size. The one tons are great but if you are only going to have one truck get a big one. I have been seeing used 1998s with dumps for around 20,000(they are lease returns that they put dumps on),,,,,not bad at all I would have gone that route if they were available when I bought mine.
  5. Five Star Lawn Care LLC

    Five Star Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,006

    defiinatly second that one...

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  6. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 700

    Go for an International 4300 DT466....the BEST trucks on the road today!!!
  7. Liberty Lawncare

    Liberty Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Nice truck five star. Have you loked at the 4500's next year they will have 4x4 as an option. I think a 4500 4x4 would be the ticket for me. Do you or anyone you know have a 4500?
  8. Mlc gmc03

    Mlc gmc03 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 324

    i got this new 1 ton last year and it is great, but i can deffintly see what the other guys are saying now after some experience go for a big used one

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  9. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    Liberty, my Aunt and Uncle have two 4500's. One has the Duramax, and the other has a gas engine... They are both very capable, But the D-max would be my choice hands down.. They use it to tow a 15 ton pull behind trailer with either their Case 580 hoe, or their 95 xt Skid steer.. Pulling the trailer with it seems like it's hardly workin' at all.. And it has the brakes to stop it too.. Excellent trucks, just get the diesel, you won't regret it.

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