Looking to buy this truck for construction/plowing...What are your thoughts?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by CollegeMowers, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. CollegeMowers

    CollegeMowers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    I need to add an additional construction/ plow truck. What are your thoughts on this truck?

    84,000 miles
    5.4l v8
    brand new tires
    air suspension in back

    It has service records from new. 1 owner.

    It comes with a boss Rt3 straight blade plow

    they are asking $9,000.

    I am not a huge fan of the silver. But since it comes with a plow I am tempted to pick this truck up.

    Any idea of what I could sell the plow for tomorrow? Has anyone had one of these 5.4l v8 trucks?

  2. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Messages: 5,281

    I would imagine that plow would run 5k new and it looks like it hardly plowed snow. So 3000ish?
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  3. ztman

    ztman LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. nashlawn01

    nashlawn01 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    A new western plow is $6250 with tax installed. Priced this morning so that plow should bring $2500-$3500. $3000 or better right now since everybody is in the market before winter sets in
  5. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    I have the same truck with same amount of miles. Its a good truck and they run great and plows snow just fine.
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  6. Barnabas

    Barnabas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    Thats a great reliable motor in the truck. easy to work on yourself as well
  7. WPLC

    WPLC LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Messages: 199

    5.4L is a good mower. I would buy it. Never buy the 6.8L V10. Biggest pile of crap ever made.
  8. andersman02

    andersman02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    As others have said,5.4 is a solid motor. Ours plow witha mvp just fine
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  9. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,563

    You realize that is the same motor right? Just two more cylinders
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  10. MasScape

    MasScape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    I have run v10 and all have been biggest pile of crap I have driven reliability is horrible. No point in the v10. Get a diesel is more powerful, reliable, and way better mpg. If may be similar motor but far from same motor.
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