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How many miles are to many?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Junior M, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. skorum03

    skorum03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    You're telling me. I constantly search craigslist for a diesel truck full well knowing that there is no way I should buy one because I am 20 and just getting into the business world and also have an assload of student loans. But a big diesel truck is just so cool.... haha

    YardBros Outdoors
  2. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    That thing sure doesnt look like it has 245k, But that is a huge amount of miles on the frame and other components, not neccesarily the motor
  3. Impact-Vector

    Impact-Vector LawnSite Member
    Messages: 150

    Don't get an lb7 duramax if your on a budget.. $300 an injector hurts! + install. Average life? 100k

    I won't buy over 140k and won't own past 150k. Main concern is bearings and seals.
  4. KTM

    KTM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    If that truck is as solid as it looks it would be gone in a heartbeat around here. The body on my 97 Cummins was shot at 120k miles. Once you get the tranny and front end taken care of there a good truck that are cheap to keep on the road.
  5. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    It's the young kids who don't have anything to pull or haul that ruin the truck prices. ( not saying anyone in this thread). When spoilded kids parents buy them these trucks it drives the price up.... That truck around here would be 16 grand. If not 20.
  6. Bates Lawn Care

    Bates Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    It's hard to talk the young guy's out of diesel's nowadays. When I was younger it was fast cars, now the young kids want to "roll coal":weightlifter: Can't say I blame them these modern diesels are amazing. My nephew bought a newer Duramax... not a pot to piss in or a thing to pull, but he had to have it. Problem is when they break...It hurts.[/QUOTE] You are right on the money with most young diesel owners. I'm 19 and I drive a diesel but I pull a mini ex ,skids ,tractors , mowers and hay all the time I'm pulling something. But there's nothing like boost launching at red lights.
  7. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,724

    It's not young kids driving diesel trucks that are boosting the prices up it is pre emissions diesels increasing in value...
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  8. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,595

    That's the truth.. Prices are thru the roof on duramax and cummins and 7.3 power strokes. But the 6.0 and 6.4 powerstrokes are going for less than most 98 cummins with 250k miles..
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  9. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    I would snatch up a lariat 6.0/6.4 and laugh all the way to the bank after a little bulletproofing
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  10. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    If you can find a cheap 6.0, I would pick one up and get your hands dirty a little bit. Find out what needs to be done to make the thing "Bulletproof" and have the shop do it and you may still be ahead money wise on most other trucks you could have bought. The 6.0 and 6.4's are nice motors, Ive driven in both and you will love em to move around equipment.

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