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new to the fleet

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by supercuts, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,785

    im already starting to enjoy the utility. that will be the very last thing to consider changing. right now im having a tough time finding a plow with a mount for it. its $500-$800ish just for a plow frame for a $1000 plow with a newer or different frame. trying to get away from meyer plows but having another interchangable plow off of a spare truck isnt a bad thing. registered her today and started driving her around.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    nice find and a great price
  3. meador56

    meador56 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    Congrats nice truck VERY nice price. A thread on another page asked if major repairs to an older unit like this are affordable and they are. Tranny rebuild 1500-2 front end 500-1000 rear 5-700. If you lose the motor you will need to find a wreck and buy it complete and sale the unwanted parts. But at this price compared to 1 $15,000 you could own 10 so that means have a spare. We keep an extra truck or two and you can less insurance,taxes,transfer and so on. Our goal is to buy what we use at 30-50% of new cost and not have anything to be embarrassed by. We were just on a big church job and the GC had a '92 3500hd with 6.5 and 275,000 miles and these guys are major players here. So why buy new?
  4. WorldsStrongestLandscaper

    WorldsStrongestLandscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    Hint: Buy a old u-haul for 5-700 bucks, they took great care of their fleets and are getting rid of hundreds of 88-98 fords! Call them and find out if there are any available, u might b able to see if they jjust sell u a spare motor! PM me if you need one, at our junkyard we have a buncha 88 7.3 deisel's. I don't know if it will work on the 97 but I think it will??? Good luck,nice truck! Go with the MM1 fisher plows. Older but much cheaper than the MM2. Indestructable! BIG STEVE B CT STRENGTH WSL
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  5. newjerseylandscaping

    newjerseylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,174

    Looks good, nice truck, i was wondering if a utility would work in a mowing rig and i guess it will.
  6. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,785

    whats all this talk about engines?? this thing runs mint with plenty of power! if you saw how clean the engine was you wouldnt worry. the title shows in early 2001 the 2nd owner bought it with 155K in less than the first 5 years. she just had alot of highway miles and was not worked. ill take that over a five year truck with 50K worked to death plowing its whole life in salt covered roads carring a sander, and heavy plow on the front end. even the steering is tight in this thing

  7. newjerseylandscaping

    newjerseylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,174

    ^^^ sound like the good deal.
  8. zabmasonry

    zabmasonry LawnSite Senior Member
    from C. VT
    Messages: 315

    Out of curiosity where did you find it?
  9. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,785

    here she is with the plow. took it off the 08' so i could put the boss v-xt on

  10. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,785

    found it for sale locally, been forsale for almost 2 years, he wanted $5,000, getting divorced sold it cheap

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