I agree with this. My very first dump truck was a F350 dump. I sold it after the big mulch season and waited a few months before I did anything else. I then bought a brand new F450. This is probably one of the best things I've ever bought my my business! There isn't a day that goes by when we don't use this truck. It has more then payed for itself, and I don't have to worry about the down time and repairs of a used truck (my dealer will give me a loner if something happens to this one). My payments are over $750 a month but I can make this doing a small mulch job one Saturday morning out of the month.LB1234 said:When you have enough work to cover the payments.
cant agree more , i have alot of side jobs and have 45 weekly accounts i thought of a new truck but then thought of the payments and the off seasonLB1234 said:When you have enough work to cover the payments.
I plow and salt with mine so thats the big money maker.Varsity Lawn and Garden said:I do not Plow here in SC. NO SNOW.
But would be interested in how one could make money with one.
Well most of us use 1 ton dumps (F-350 to F-550 dump trucks) which really aren't 1 tons. Most hold 2 to 6 tons. But some bigger companies run international 4600 and 4700 dumps which are just under CDL. Great for hardscapes when moving materials.Varsity Lawn and Garden said:What are the different types of work an LCO could use a dump truck for? Are we talking large dirt and gravel type dump trucks(CDL) or the smaller trucks?