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82 GMC dump with plow

Discussion in 'Used Plowing and Truck Equipment Forum' started by wishingtoplow, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. wishingtoplow

    wishingtoplow Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 86

    Selling my 82 gmc with 9 foot western conventional. Plowed with it twice. It has a 6.2 diesel with around 65,000 miles. 4x4 with manual tranny. body wise, the thing needs a paint job. there is a few places of surface rust in very few places. It has a 10 ft dump with stakebody sides that are removable. The interior is flawless. It has a trailer controller also, but the trailer wiring need to be run through. There are no mechanical problems with the truck at all. New front tires with decent rears. Looking to get $5500. Let me know by pm here or respond to this message if any interest or questions. I am located in Mansfield, Pa 16933 see pics here : http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=51240
  2. jojoremigio

    jojoremigio Junior Member
    from N.Y.
    Messages: 14

    GMC plow truck

    Interested in your truck. However, I think you are off with your price. Where did you get that # from? You are about $2000 on the expensive side. Would you reconsider your selling price? I would like to look into this truck....but your current price if off the charts.
  3. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I would agree, its a little steep in pricing. IMO might be worth in the 3's.
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    that shirman tank in as good a shape as he said you guys must be off.

    that thing is a tank of a plow truck . might want more indepth pics first if i was to think otherwise. then play pricing from there.
  5. wishingtoplow

    wishingtoplow Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 86

    a couple more pics. pretty firm on the price. You would steal this for 3,000. $5,500 or will entertain offers.



  6. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,320

    I agree with the other guys...that is not a $5500.00 truck if you are serious about selling I think you are going to have to adjust the price quite a bit.
  7. Tscape

    Tscape Senior Member
    Messages: 831

    Does it have an 8-track player with quadraphonic sound?
  8. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    You guys are out to lunch. Age has nothing to do with the amount of money it can make you (I run two of those trucks and wouldn't sell them even as cheap as he is offering). Find another one-ton 4x4 with 65K miles that cheap!

    Each of mine make me over a grand per night, so basically I could work with his and in less than a week have it paid for. And you certainly can't beat the reliability of those solid axle trucks. Its barely broken in.

    If you don't like the price, don't buy it. I think its a good deal if its as solid as it looks.

    Good luck with the sale.
  9. Tscape

    Tscape Senior Member
    Messages: 831

    You can love the truck all you want. I think it's sharp myself. And how much money it can make you has zero to do with it's value. A $20k truck makes the same as a $200 truck. The value is based on what the market will bear. Anybody who has $5k to spend will likely buy something made in the late 90's. That is just reality.
  10. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    A mid-90's truck is not even comparable to that, not half the truck (in terms of simplicity and strength). Anyone familiar with these knows that. A mid 90's truck can't even touch it for fuel economy. The only thing it would do better (besides being newer and probably more comfortable) is make a little more power, which is really unnecessary... especially for plowing, where your limiting factor will always be traction.

    The only reason anyone will say its worth 'less' is because its an earlier year...

    And of course how much money it can make has plenty to do with its value. As a business owner, you know this. If you have a choice between spending 5k and 50k to make the same 100k at the end of the year, which is really a better deal? Go ahead and factor in reliabilty. What is more reliable, simple, strong, and mechanical (yet old but not used much) or new, full of electronic doo-dads and such that are nice when they work but cripple the truck when they don't... sure its nicer BUT the point is its a work truck, and its there to make money. I'll take the $5k truck, spend an extra $5k on it if necessary to make sure its good to go, and pocket the remaining $40k difference. Simple math.

    Was on the local dealers lot waiting for an E test the other day.... read the sticker on a brand new 3500hd.... $72000!!!! Damn it was nice, but my truck will work just as hard. No way I could justify that price.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2007
  11. bugthug

    bugthug Senior Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 268

    Just the dana 60 front is worth 1000. that price on the truck is fair.
  12. Tscape

    Tscape Senior Member
    Messages: 831

    Well, I am sure it will sell very quickly then. Good luck, sincerely.
  13. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    No one said quickly, it needs the right person.

    I'd love to have it in my 'fleet'. Just no money for more purchases right now.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2007
  14. Otto

    Otto Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    That truck is worth all of that $5500. I just bought a '85 1 ton dually 4x4 flatbed dump 454auto 8' fisher, for $2800 and the body is pretty well junk. I am going to have to recab the truck. Besides the body these trucks last forever.
  15. wishin4snoww

    wishin4snoww Junior Member
    from S.E. MI
    Messages: 27

    you sure thats not 162,000 do you have some engin pictures?
  16. GL&M

    GL&M Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 223

    Good old trucks in good shape bring good money here in PA. I bought a 79 Dodge W350, 4X4 full dump body with 32000 original miles 3 years ago. I knew the truck and the owner so I know the mileage was correct. It is in comparable condition and I paid $5600.00 for it then. His price is in the ball park.
  17. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    That truck would pull down between $6 and $8000 around here.
  18. wishingtoplow

    wishingtoplow Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 86

    yes, i am sure the truck has 62,000 miles on it. Used it to plow this morning.
  19. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    never find a truck like that in NY that doesn't have the rockers, cab corners and floorboards rotted right off. Where I lived in upstate, they use so much salt on the roads that there wasn't a truck over ten years old that still had a bed on it.
  20. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    My highway dept still uses a bunch of those for the little streets, intersections and cleanup. No new one tons, probably because they can't handle the work like the old dogs can. They have one new F450, but I can gaurantee you it won't be around in twenty or thirty years. One guy uses an 82 Chevy 2wd dump with a 9 foot Diamond conventional, has maybe 500 lbs in back. Never gets stuck and never breaks down. Guy is always willing to put his 350 4spd to work and compare it to the new trucks falling apart everywhere.