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gmc w4500..Hmmm......Help

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by IHI, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. IHI

    IHI LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    I found a early/mid 90s cabover w4500 with a flatbed dump. The flatbed dump needs some electrical work in order to work. It has a 4 cylinder diesel with an auto.

    Anyways, I would like to know how many of you are running one, and how many mile per gallon you are getting. How many miles should I expect out of it? I believe it has around 130k. Anything to watch out for??
  2. IHI

    IHI LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    How much ?

    I myself would pass and try find a newer truck or find a Hino and stay away from the GMC/Isuzu. The first problem its got a automatic you want the 5spd also the truck is old.

    Keep searching.
  4. Tony Clifton

    Tony Clifton LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 865

    We run 3 of these type of trucks. What year is it? What are you going to be using it for? These trucks will run forever, I would expect 300k plus miles out of them. The oldest we have is a 95 with about 160k miles.
    If you are looking for a dump that you can haul a load in, and pull a tractor through the mountains, you are probably not looking at the right truck. It will do it, but it will be slow.
    I have no idea what the problem would be with the 5 speed as indicated from the above post???
    As far as mileage is concerned, there are quite a few variables such as terrain and load, but i would budget 8-10 mpg. You could probably get more.
  5. IHI

    IHI LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    I believe its a 92 or 95 with a 4cyl diesel. I was hoping that someone would say it would average 18 ish on mpg. Hmmm.... I may just as well get a cummins or powerstroke and keep my dump trailer.

    Overall, I'm hoping to decrease the fuel I'm burning/paying for.
    I would be using it to haul landscape material/sod/etc...

    Thanks for your input

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