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Is this Truck Worth it??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by J&R Landscaping, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    I was out looking tonight and came across one I like a lot. Its a 1995 Chevy 3500 mason dump. 4x4, 89k, 7.4L 454, auto OD tranny, 8.5' meyer plow, hydro spreader on the back of it (under the tailgate) trailer hitch. They seller is trying to get $8900 for it. It started great ran good w/ no noise or anything. Dump body has 2 very small holes and has some rust bubbles but is in great shape!

    How many guys have now or have had this model truck? Any feedback good or bad would be appreiciated!
  2. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

  3. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    That seems like quite a bit for a 13 year old truck. I have a 96 3/4 ton with the 5.7. The 7.4 likes gas.
  4. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 752

    Is it worth it? We don't know. We can't see it, hear it or drive it. Most trucks of that age and description are worth what someone will pay for them. Being from the rust belt concerns me also. As does the fact that it has a plow on it.
    If you are serious about buying it, take it to a PA State Insp station that does trucks and have em look it over for obvious problems. Gonna cost ya about 1 hr labor,(walk back and drop another 25 in the techs pocket and you'll get a good lookover!) but at least they MIGHT be able to see any major problems. If you are not mechanicly inclined nor able to do most of your own work... then shy away from older trucks.
  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    I'm decently mechanically inclined. I will also have my uncle (ase cert mechanic) look it over.
    I'm mainly looking for advice on the truck itself. I've never owned a chevy so don't know to much about them. yea that 454 likes gas but I can live with that. Just trying to find out if the chevy guys know anything to be on the lookout for with this truck!
  6. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    Lindblomrj, I have the same truck same year, I bought it this year at auction 4 dr crewcab, for a really good price. It has alot of surface rust in the bed and underneath. My mech said a good metal brush should do the trick. The truck was a county owned and has 32k miles the engine is STRONG!
  7. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,206

    You say you can live with the gas; but, wait until you see 6 mpg's... highway.
  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Since I have an 06 f250 diesel, this truck will only go out when I need it to. I would expect it to have no more then 7500 miles put on it in this first year!
  9. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,463

    man wish i could only put 7500 miles a year on a truck.
  10. Grass Happens

    Grass Happens LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682

    man, is 95 really that old? My newest vechicle was a 97 civic, in 03. I may need to update...

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