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Thoughts on 01 chevy 3500 with mason dump

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Rsails, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Rsails

    Rsails LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 37

    Let me know your thoughts about the engine and price

    2001 Chevy 3500 dually 4X4 with Mason dump - never plowed
    68k miles -
    6.6 Duramax Diesel

    all injectors and pump recently replaced under warranty

    Truck is very clean

    $18,500
     
  2. mybowtie

    mybowtie LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 683

    01 was the first yr for the D/A, IIRC. Injectors were a problem with them. Sounds like a nice rig. Think 18K is a little steep. Id wheel and deal on the price.:usflag:
     
  3. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Price sounds a tad bit high. Will the truck give you enough payload capacity?
     
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    That has to be the first version of the duramax.

    As for the price I can't say untill you have some pictures. I would say that is inline what we would pay here in B.C. .

    A 1 ton dump doesn't have much "legal" paylod capacity at max probably 3000lbs. Truck would probably carry 5000-6000lbs but not legal of course.
     
  5. Rsails

    Rsails LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 37

    I was thinking of welding a couple of board pockets so that I could get 3 -4 yards on dry mulch in the truck. probably will hold 1 1/2 yards of top soil
     
  6. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,315

    Duramax headgaskets would go before 120-150k, keep that in mind. They always blow, just unknown when. They were updated for '02, part of the reason I got my truck.
     
  7. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    Always go with a 450/4500 or 550/5500... You can't put anything in a 350 dump.
     
  8. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,315

    This is SOLID advice. If you're going so far as to purchase the truck, go the extra mile for the bigger one.
     
  9. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Volume wise, you should be fine. A yard of mulch weighs aprox 1000lbs. I think you'd be pretty hard pressed in fitting 4000lbs for payload in a one ton dump.
     
  10. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    It all depends on what you want to use the truck for. Chevys usually carry a load pretty well.

    The big problem with Chevy is they don't offer a 1.5-2 ton truck with a P/U body like Ford and now Dodge. Nobody wants a truck with a huge cab on it like the 4500-5500. How are you supposed to use that for a daily driver/work truck.

    Yes I too recommend going with a heavier truck a 1 ton doesn't have any payload. I won't go back to a 1 ton truck I went to 1.5 ton trucks well over 10 years ago. The 1 ton trucks I had were in the 80s where you put 6000lbs on the truck and it was sucking a hind --- to now with my 03 F-450 put 6000lbs on it makes the truck ride like a caddilac :laugh:

    I have run 1 tons overload and won't do that anymore there is way too many people on the road that don't pay attention. Either they are talking on their cellphone or using a blackberry while driving or just not paying attention.

    You run a 1 ton overloaded the brakes are maxed out and the older trucks with 16 inch rubber is maxed out.

    The E-350 Cuttaway van with a cube on it is one worst offenders I see so many of those vans used by tradesmen so heavy the truck is grossing 15,000lbs. The GM equivlant is the same.
     

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