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Thoughts/opinions on 99' F450

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by KrayzKajun, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    Looking for something to pull my tractor/skidsteer and my dump trailer to free up my truck to bring more than one trailer to a site if needed. Could also be used as a mowing truck. Found this forsale down the road from my shop. 1999 Ford F450 XL, reg cab dually w/ 7.3l diesel, auto tranny. 250k miles on the clock. It has a 12' flatbed tht is on the truck is a lil too long for the chassis. I would put a shorter flatbed so that i could still tow a bumper pull trailer or pintle hitch combo. I checked all the fluids and everything looked good. 19.5" tires in good shape. Owner is asking $2800. Anything specific i should look at? [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
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  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Look at the x brickman trucks. 9 foot flatbed dumps with crewcab and 7.3.
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  3. ParkWelding

    ParkWelding LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    You're not gonna get one for under $2800 though.

    I'd say, if it runs good, grab it for $2500 and expect to put money in it here and there. Do something with the flatbed, or just take it off for scrap and put some fenders over the rears.
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    We dont have them down here.
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  5. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Just buy that one and cut 4 feet off and put a hitch on it. If it runs good its worth that price.
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  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    I forgot to take a pic, the chassis has an extened ball hitch on the back. The flatbed just extends way too far over the frame .
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  7. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,724

    For that price grab it Jacob. Looks like a good deal
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  8. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 656

    I wouldn't like the auto tranny. A six speed would make it twice the truck.
  9. noahb195

    noahb195 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 993

    My dad used to have a '99 F-250 with the 7.3 lets just say it kicked ass pulling anything you put behind it>:)
  10. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,276

    Pull the boot going too the turbo and look for damage too impellers. Bring it too a shop and have a cylinder balance test done and an injector buzz test done as well. I would have a compression test done as well if the previous tests show no problems. I would get in the truck and start immediatly and see how long it takes too start. The trans if it has not been rebuilt will have some things that need to be addressed mainly the convertor and some pump issues. I would much rather buy a truck for 2800 bucks( with a 7.3) and fix it then get a newer truck with a 6.0.

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