key buy for the week

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by kountryscape, Apr 3, 2001.

  1. kountryscape

    kountryscape LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 133

    I just bought the best landscape truck i have ever seen.
    It's a 1981 1 ton cube van with shelving all over. It has skylights ,interior night lights,electrical outlets,exterior lights, and is in mint condition. It was a fire rescue van. It has a true to life 10,800 miles on it. I was the first to see and drive this thing and in the day after when i pick it up the guy said the truck could of been sold over and over and over. the total price of this truck was $3750.00 can you believe it i finally got one of those deals you always hear of someone getting. It has a 351 auto with a aluminum box.

    hey just wanted to write to you guys , im way to excited to replace that s-10 truck now where is that sign shop talk about a moving billboard.

    thanks for reading my post
    j. morgan
  2. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    Congratulations! Hope that truck works out really well for you.
  3. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,489

    Kinda feels good to "snag one" like that once in a while, doesn't it ????

    Go get 'em !!
  4. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    Im glad that you jumped on the deal that you did. I had the opportunity to place a bid last fall on some old town pick-up trucks with utility boxes.

    They were structurally sound but had some pretty serious mechanical defects. I stopped by yesterday to dump some debris off, and the head mechanic said that my jokeing bid of $200 each would have taken them both home.

    They sold an 89 Ford F-350 V8 for $50 and an 88 Dodge 1 ton V8 for $150. Both had the reading style utility boxes.

    CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS on your finding, and happy Landscaping!


    FIREMAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from n.j.
    Messages: 318

    There are many municipal auctions locally, I have never been to one and have been considering it for a long time. My town will be selling 2 mid eigthies f-700 dumps, they are diesels with 9.5 plows and hydraulic hook-ups for road salters. If anyone is interested in the one I'm not bidding on let me know and I'll e-mail you specifics.
  6. skyphoto

    skyphoto LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    Congrats! Deals like that dont ever come my way! I get those deals that start like a diamond and end up being just an old chunk of coal!!!!!!
  7. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 955

    Sounds like a good deal, hope it works out well

    hey Fireman- what town are you in?

    FIREMAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from n.j.
    Messages: 318

    I'm in North Caldwell, near the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne if that helps any...where are you???
  9. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 955

    I'm in Bernardsville, about 5 min from Morristown,
  10. EarthTech Landscapes

    EarthTech Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    Sounds like you got a good buy. it sounds like a real clean truck. I usually don't buy equipment for the company unless it is a good deal. the reason that i can do this is because i have duplicates of pretty much everything. Congrats on the new ride.

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