Thoughts on this dump truck?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mow king, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. mow king

    mow king LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah I saw that truck on craigslist to. Heck go check it out if all it needs is brake lines then its well worth it. If it has the cummins in it its a no brainer
  3. Lawn Man Dave

    Lawn Man Dave LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you were able to get it for 2,000 I bet you could replace the lines, throw some spray paint on the dump to make it look nice and it will be worth more then you have in it... depending on the engine and all but I don't know much about them.
  4. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    I love the add. ITS POWERED BY sht sherlock what kind...

    keep in minds that (at least here) if it got air brakes or CDL requirement, you need someone who's Airbrake/CDL certified to work on it...

    Definitly needs a spray bomb.., fiberglass work, and some interior work...
  5. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,061

    Lot of info wrong or missing. Its an f -700 not an f -70 . Guy sounds like a moron.
  6. Lawn Man Dave

    Lawn Man Dave LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah I don't know much about dumps but figured that out with an e-bay seach... looks like another one in Ohio on there (e-bay) also.

    On the interior I would just find a black seat cover and call it a day.
  7. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    It probably needs more than a brake line, not sure what year Ford got rid of the Lucas brake system if that truck has it plan on spending couple thousand dollars on a complete brake rebuild.

    It is a worn out plow truck it isn't worth dealing with you will be constantly repairing things. The wiring is usually rotted out of it the cabs rust out then you have frame rust etc.

    Don't walk you should be running away from that POS.
  8. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,720

    Looks to be an ex state or county plow truck. I would expect lots of rot. in fact, that is probably what is wrong woth the brake lines. The seller probably bought it at a govt. auction for $1000.00, or less.
  9. Lawn Man Dave

    Lawn Man Dave LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    Also looks like those trucks have wiring issues as it is...

    Agreed on the rot, if it needs a complete brake overhaul then I would pass, Im sure it has a gas motor, if it did not then it still might be worth it.

    Not sure why people don't take the time to take care of this stuff, even plaw trucks.... take a pressure washer to it every now and then for crying out loud.

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