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Used Dump Trucks

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by domain311, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. domain311

    domain311 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    Anyone know of a good website or place to look for used dump trucks? I'm looking for a F550, super or crew cab, preferably 2007 or newer with around 30k miles or less.
  2. DJJS

    DJJS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    try commercialtrucktrader.com they've got a ton of stuff on there
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    You will have a tough time finding a 550 super cab with a dump but a crew cab should be a easier find.
  4. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,253

    There is a truck place in Frankfort, KY that specializes in heavy and medium trucks and trailers too, its called Larry Stigers truck and trailer sales, they always have loads of F450s and 550s and lots of other medium duty trucks, cab and chassis, flatbeds, landscape bodies, etc. I looked there back when I was truck shopping. There prices are very good and worth the drive! A good example is 2003-2005 Ford F450s cab/chassis, mostly all under 70K miles, and they run from about $9K up to $15K for one with more options. Not sure of their website, but I know they do have one. Just type in Larry Stigers truck sales in Google and it should come up. Good luck! They also have lots of International 4300 and 4700 Lo pros and regulars too, these are usually even cheaper than the F450s!
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    One thing to keep in mind there is very little difference between F-450-550 trucks in the 2005-2007 trucks the rear springs are close to the same I'am pretty sure they are the same. The rear axles in the F-450 550 are the exact same rear axle the Ford rates the 550 axle "higher" but it is the same thing. Same brakes-wheels-tires-frame the only thing different is what is says on the door tag.
  6. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,253

    Then why are 550s much more pricey than 450s in many cases? IF what you say is true, that is illegal what Ford is doing, by charging more for a F550. I always heard the 550 has more or heavier springs and a bigger rear axle or bigger gears in it. So what size front axle is in the 4wd models then? Are they actually 1.5 ton or are they really 1 ton? I cant figure why they would even offer a 1.5 ton when it is a 1.25 ton??? greed I guess? You would figure all those people that buy them at least want to see the difference in a 550 over a 450 to justify the extra cost, but I guess people dont care?
  7. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,197

    How is it illegal?
  8. domain311

    domain311 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    Well I would guess that if they are saying the 550 can hold more weight than the 450, then that would be misrepresentation or false stats if it weren't true-hence, illegal in my opinion.
  9. domain311

    domain311 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    And thank you all who provided info so far!
  10. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    There used to be a difference between the 99 to 2004 F-450-550 trucks. The F-550s in the 99-04 used a Dana 135 rear axle which is a little overkill for a truck that size. The 99 to 01 F-450s used a Dana 80 it is lighter than the current Dana S110 that is used in the 02 to current F-450s.

    The Dana S110 is also used in the 05 and current F-550s the exact same axle as a 03 to current F-450 just with a different axle rating given by Ford.

    The rear springs in a 05 and current F-450 are close to the same as a 17,500lb gvw F-550 and probably the same as the 19,000lb gvw 550.

    Front axle ratings on some F-550s is 7000lbs most are 6000lbs same as a F-450.

    The F-450/550 shares the same brakes etc so in actuality your not gaining too much buying a 05 to current over a F-450 in the same year range.

    A 19,000lb gvw F-550 has a frame insert on some wheelbase trucks.

    I did some parts number searching looking up spec's etc to really see if a F-550 was worth buying as you know the dealer wants more money for a used F-550. If you need "legal" gvw then you have no choice but to buy a F-550 because you need what is says on the door post sticker.

    I grossed my 06 F-450 to 20,707lbs with a load of gravel on it 3 weeks ago the truck had lots more suspension left. The truck is a stock no extra springs F-450 and I had a F-550 load on it.

    So there is very little to no difference in spring capacity between a 450/550, I wouldn't be panicking about trying to find a F-550 if your not grossing the truck to 19,000lbs every day.

    I do own a 2003 F-450 and it does have lighter rear suspension compared to the 2006 F-450.

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