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New Isuzu dump

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Evan528, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    Turns out the king pins will need to be replaced as they just arent as free as they should be. The Isuzu dealer quoted me $150 for the parts and 8-10 hours on the labor. Supposidly they are not so easy to get to because the cab does not flip forward.

    $1000-1200 dollars seems like a lot of money for this. Anyone else had this done?
  2. outlaw1960

    outlaw1960 LawnSite Senior Member
    from denver
    Messages: 307

    I do this repair on a regular basis on class 8 trucks. It is a physical, dirty nasty job. The price may seem high until you do one yourself. Have them check the spring bushings also.....
  3. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    I just sold that exact same truck only mine was newer and an NQR. Crew cabs are everywhere down here in FLA.
  4. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    South Florida, Why did you sell it? How much did you get if you dont mind me asking?

    The only other isuzu NPR crew cab (with low miles) within a 200 mile radius of me was almost $10,000 more.

    I am not sure why so many people around here prefer reg cab trucks. No room for things in the cab not to mention how much i hate squeezing 3 people across a bench seat on a 95 degree day!
  5. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,384

    The weak link on the isuzus is the exposed wiring. I know this first hand as im about to strart my 9th season with my npr. They are the balls as far as worktrucks go! Keep that wiring harness coated in grease or fluid film! Take notice of the area down near the steering coulomb liinkage, very bad exposure there!
  6. straightlineland

    straightlineland LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    I have 2 chevy w4500 with 6.0liter gas engines. Love the power, love the trucks, awesome to plow with...electrical nightmare. blows fuses for radio, lights, etc.

    chevy dealer tells me there is a wiring junction box, have had to have back lights re-wired a handful of times.
  7. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    They are great trucks but you need to realize you are in the big boy league with these things, seems like every time it goes into the shop its at least 1-k fortunately it doesn't happen too much. One crew had a flat today on the way in and the road service took about an hour to get there and swapped the front flat with a rear tire that was 200 bucks the off to the tire shop just before they closed and 400 for a couple of new tires. 6 hours of wasted labor I figure it was about a 1-k flat when it was all said and done.

    They are very easy to do maint on with the flip top. I don't know if the crews flip I just have reg cabs.
  8. ecurbthims

    ecurbthims LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 490

    sounds to me like your dealer was a little slow in the shop lately .40,000 miles is way low for replacing kingpins [likely they are not even broken in yet ]on a commercial truck ,and if they are not worn out they could be free'd up easy enough .If the kingpins really were in bad shape ,how did the truck pass its inspection when you bought it ? Did you go back to the inspection station and ask them about it or was this dealer visit the inspection ? There might be warranty on the pins as well,your mileage is really low not sure about the time , but I honestly have never had an isuzu in my shop as theres none of these trucks for hundreds of miles from me .

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