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Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by dekalbplowing m, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. dekalbplowing m

    dekalbplowing m Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    just bought a 88 Chevy 2500 with a 6.5 plow for 2800 is that a good deal or did I get screwed.
  2. dzrick

    dzrick Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    I think your going to need to give a lot more information than that to get any reasonable responces.
  3. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,719

    Specs, pictures? Will a 6.5ft plow clear the tires straight?
  4. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    I think its a little late for this question :p
  5. dekalbplowing m

    dekalbplowing m Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    more info on the truck. 350 efi engine 101,000 miles, 5 year old western 6.5 plow, lota rust on lower body runs good for 20 years old. I picked it up for $2800
  6. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,320

    You didn't get a steal I will tell you that! If it has alot of rust whats the underside frame etc... like on the truck? A 6 1/2 foot plow on a 3/4 ton... I don't see that working worth a s&#t but thats just me.
    So in otherwords the truck with out the plow from what you describe is worth $1000-$1500 without pictures this is kind of a hard thing to answer
  7. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    Who put a 6.5' plow on a 1500? A 7' is a little on the small side. A 7.5' is ideal, plenty of people run 8' with no problems. 6.5 isn't big enough for my Wrangler. Are you sure it's not bigger than that? I've looked at countless trucks where the owner will say it's an 8' when it's not, or a 7' when it's not. I'm really curious about this. If you do in fact have a 6.5' on a 2500 (longbed only that year), you better not turn the wheels at all when you plow.
  8. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    I think $2800 is high. I sold my 89 Chev 3/4ton with an 8' western on it this spring for $1750. Had a new trans, new fenders, pass door and box. Rockers were gone but I trimmed it out and painted it so ya really didnt even notice. Had a new Flexsteel seat in it too. Plow was a newer style too. Really a nice truck

    Shouldnt have sold it :realmad:
  9. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

  10. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    by market price then you probably paid too much. never really know with used vehicles. only way you will find out is how long it runs, how many repairs it will need, and how much money it makes you. thats what it comes down to. im not saying book price or market price is bs but in some ways...IT IS.
    hope your wrong on the size of the blade. little small. see how much it makes you and dont worry about spilled milk.
  11. dekalbplowing m

    dekalbplowing m Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    hey guys I made a mistake it is a 7.5 not a 6.5
  12. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    I don't know about your area but $2800 for a running/driving plow truck doesn't seem too bad. As long as it doesn't have any major issues that would cost a fortune to fix, you shuld be able to get plenty of work out of it. Around here everything is rusty by ten years old, as long as it will pass inspection that's the important thing. And don't expect to not have to put some money in it for brakes, exhaust, tires, stuff like that. That's normal for a used truck that old. As long as the frame is strong and the motor and tranny work everything else is minor.
  13. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,815

    i think the plow is too small i go up to an 8ft blade
  14. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I agree. Also, a couple of snowfalls and its paid for... leaving you with a free truck thats still worth something. If you can get a whole year out of it, and make a nice chunk of change, I'd call it a steal!

    Can't get something like that around here that cheap... not often anyways.