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looking into buying a dump truck looking for recommendations

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by chs1993, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    looking at buying a used dump truck to haul dirt, gravel, black top and snow. wondering if any one had any recommendations for size, brands how many axles ect.
     
  2. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
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  3. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    MACK and thats all. i got to say about that.:cool:

    Good place to look is. www.truckpaper.com
     
  4. Ne1

    Ne1 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    It depends do you want to stay under CDL? If so go with a International 4300 single axle dump. There easy to drive, turn on a dime and you could find a used one for a good price. JMO
     
  5. 2005_Sierra

    2005_Sierra Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    go figure a guy from PA is saying to get a mack.

    To the OP are you looking for a CDL truck or a non CDL? What percentage of your work will be on road verses off road?
     
  6. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    I just got my CDL-B with air brakes, tanker endorsements
     
  7. Black01Z

    Black01Z Member
    from VT
    Messages: 31

    Chevy 5500 4x4
    Kenworth T-800 tandem
    Mack Granite
    Freightliner

    Those are probably my faves
     
  8. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    how many yards what be a good all round size? love the truckpaper site never been on it before thanks
     
  9. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    did you even read that link I posted???????

    it all depends on the weight laws in YOUR state.
     
  10. 2005_Sierra

    2005_Sierra Senior Member
    Messages: 346

  11. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Really?

    That had to be kind of tricky.
     
  12. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Truckpaper is a great site. I go there all the time too look at trucks and see whats is out there. My dad used it to find a couple of his trucks.
     
  13. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    Wow thats kind of harsh lol, Im a police officer full time used to work construction before that and im starting a new construction business back up and i hate paying fees for dump trucks and bob cats so im buying my own trying to learn as much about them as i can. And yeah i was happy when i got my class b
     
  14. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    LOL, Sorry I was being sarcastic, I guess I forgot to use a smiley.

    ps There is no air brake endorsement.;)
     
  15. charlefoxtrtot

    charlefoxtrtot Member
    from MD
    Messages: 62

    Dump Truck

    International and Mack. Had good luck with both. Very dependable and tough. The mack is a little slow but it will pull a house down.
     
  16. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    In maryland theres a seperate section your have to take a written test on if your operating a vehicle with air brakes i believe its chapter 5 if i remember correct.
     
  17. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Just like every other state.

    But air still isn't an endorsement.
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2009
  18. rebelplow

    rebelplow Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    I know in MN you need an air brake endorsement if you are going to drive a vehicle or pull a trailer equipped with air brakes. I just took the written test for Air Brakes 2 months ago. I'll be doing the physical air brake test when I take my Class A test in a few months before my permit expires ;)
     
  19. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Nope

    No air barke endorsment in MN either,

    Come on you guys that just got/getting your licenses should know this.
     
  20. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    he's right you know
    there is no endorsement.
    it's removal of a air brake restriction.