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Price check on new truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Green Acres, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. Green Acres

    Green Acres LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    I was wanting to get some feed back from some of you guys. I have found a new 2005 Chevy 1 ton Duramax Diesal with Allison automatic trans. The truck has the work package so it has vinyl floor and hand crank windows etc. Also it is the cab only (no bed) and it is only 2 wheel drive. The lowest I got them is $21,000 so far. I mostly do sod work and some mowing and light landscaping. I usually haul a T-190 bobcat and kubota tractor. I won't do any plowing so I shouldn't hopefully need a 4x4. Any insight would be great. Thanks
  2. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,016

    That a new 2006 Chevy 1 ton Duramax with no bed runs about $29,000 and if you get a dump bed it is around $5,000. We use a 2004 2500HD Duramax to tow our 16ft lawn trailer and it pull if without a struggle. I think that is a great price on that truck. I know a T190 ways about 7600 pounds, what is the weight of your tractor? You might want to consider a larger truck if you will be towing the tractor and the T190 at the same time regularly.
  3. Green Acres

    Green Acres LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    My tractor is a kubota 3410 and it weighs around 2800 lbs. The truck is a 2005 so it is almost 2 model years old. Also does anyone think I will regret the fact that it is 2 wheel drive?
  4. Jamesgateslandscaping

    Jamesgateslandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    Dealer wanted $36,000 for a 06 GMC 1 Ton 4x4 with dmax SLE trim and body. I bought a 06 GMC 4x4 with the 6 liter, work truck package and dump body for a little over $29k.
    Hope this helps
  5. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    Its a work truck, no need for anything other than the WT package.

    If your not going to plow then no need for 4x4, execpt it helps the resale value.

    That seems like a great price. For 6k or so you could get a nice 10ft aluminum dump bed too. So for like 27k you would have a complete set up, for less than what most of us could get just the truck for...

    I say BUY IT
  6. CutRight

    CutRight LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    sounds like a good price to me, you wont even be able to feel that tractor behind the truck when your towing it.
  7. BufalinoLand

    BufalinoLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    Just Before Christmas, I picked up a new 2005 Chevy3500 4x4 Dump Stick

    $30,200 out the door

    I haggled with 20 dealers on the phone, the most I got them down was $500.00
  8. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    I am the service manager at a chevy dealer, one word of advice - change the fuel filter every 15,000 miles!!!!!!!! will save you a lot of headaches. also, plan to follow the "severe use" section of the manual for transmission services and also not a bad idea to service the rear differential after the first 500 towing miles. good luck, sounds like a good buy
  9. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    oh yeah - don't even think of running off-road fuel, besides the fines if caught, totally screws up the fuel system - i know - the owner's kid did it to his demo. an insane repair bill followed shortly after. again, good luck
  10. Green Acres

    Green Acres LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    Thanks for all the info guys. I still havn't made a decision but probably will tomorrow some time.

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