gas dump truck?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bobbyg18, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. bobbyg18

    bobbyg18 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    i need to upgrade my dump truck...i need a beefier truck

    im looking at a 7.0 litre V-8 gasoline motor. Allison automatic transmission. PTO Driven Dump Body. 44K miles...

    i know diesel is better for hauling but ive been told that todays diesel is just not the same as it was before, so that got me thinking...then i saw this truck

    what do you guys think?
  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    So your looking at a Ford with a 429 :laugh:

    Can you say gas pig :dizzy:

    Start it up you burn 5 gallons start driving down the road your going to get a whopping 4 mpg.

    You are far better off with a diesel truck over a medium duty gas pot. The gas pots never run right your always fighting carburetor problems. They have those lousy Holley industrial carbs that are expensive to fix or replace.
  3. bobbyg18

    bobbyg18 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    gr, thx

    ...a couple others im looking at are:

    1) 2001 FL70
    2) 2001 4700 International lo pro
    3) 2000 IHC lo pro

    any opinions on these ones?
  4. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek LawnSite Senior Member
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    Messages: 457

    if you want a gaser get a 366 chevy , tough motor , when 1.00 gal fuel price and other diesel engine expense is added its cheaper

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