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Picked up my GMC 3500 dump the other day

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by merrimacmill, May 16, 2008.

  1. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Picked this up friday. Its my first dump truck, and doing landscaping, I love it. I just built those sides las weekend. Its a 2007 left over stock, with a 8 foot 1 inch monroe body, 6.0 gas engine, w/t series, so no cd player, no power windows, no power doors, but its a dump truck...

    YES a plow is going to go on it sometime this summer. I was thinking about the Boss VXT 9' 2". Opinions? For a spreader I was thinking of going with a truck craft electric spreader. Reason for this is that my tractor could load salt into the dump body, but theres no way its going to be able to load into a V box.

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  2. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Heres a side profile.

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  3. chev_4x4

    chev_4x4 Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    Looks real sharp. Should work very well for you.
     
  4. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Good looking truck. Boss' application guide says that a 9' 2" V XT will work but, I am sure you are aware that the front end of the GM's sit lower than a Ford or Dodge (especially since you have one with a Boss plow on it already) so hook up may be a little tougher (with any plow). Our experience has been that the GM trucks don't handle the bigger plows that well (overheating is common especially when transporting down the highway). The V XT makes the overheating even worse because the flare on the wings restrict the air flow to the air dam worse than the regular V or straight blade. What do you run on your other truck? Looks like a 2500?
     
  5. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    You will have no problem with the 9.2 VXT. A friend of mine has one on his gas 2500. Good choice on the plow, you trucks look nice. Keep us updated with pictures.
     
  6. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Nice truck. Only thing I don't like is the look of the wood. doesn't seem fitting with the rest. But love red trucks :eek:)
     
  7. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    label me jealous. im in the process of looking for a good deal on a GM dump. i had a deal fall through 2 weeks ago and now im starting from scratch again. Theres a dealer by me with a left over 07 no miles on it, sticker price $32K and gave me a price of $24k. the only thing thats holding me up on it is that it has a 12 foot body! :eek: thats way too big for what i need

    Great lookin truck man. im happy for you.
     
  8. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Nice Truck
     
  9. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    You should get the dump bed rhino lined if you are going to put a truckraft spreader on there. I hate to see that salt eat its way through your new dump bed. Other then that she looks great. y
     
  10. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    damn thats a sweet truck.
     
  11. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822


    Kevin, You've got a good point. Even though I'm die hard GM and will never own anything else, I will admit that can be a problem. But, I have a feeling that the overheating problem will be slightly better on the new style since the new grills are huge in comparison to the older ones.


    I'm definitally going Boss, because my other truck has a boss trip edge, and the Boss plows are interchangable. Not to mention, I've owned yellow plows before, and I just really like the Boss and its features a lot more. NOT to start a brand war here lol.

    Anyways, the other truck is a 3500 single rear wheel. I think she's been feeling a little left out the last couple days though. But I sent her off to get new brakes, greased, oil change, tranny fluid change, and to get detailed. I think that should make her feel better. lol

    We've been working all week renovating an entire yards landscape, working with a hardscape contractor I know. And I can't even tell you how nice having the dump body is. What a time saver!

    Thanks for all the compliments guys, I'll take some pictures of her doing work next week.
     
  12. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Looks good, can't wait to see pics with a plow and a salter
     
  13. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    thats sharp dude and the stained boards are just classy :D
     
  14. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    I would have to agree about the stained boards. Personally, I really think it sets the truck off, and away from the rest of the pack with the diamond plate sides, or just reg wood sides. But thats just me.
     
  15. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    Thats a beautiful truck you got there. We're picking up our 08 diesel in 2 weeks with a 10' contractor body on the same front end and I can't wait!
     
  16. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Truck looks great. The GM front end will handle that 9'2 no problem, but what do I know?:drinkup:
     
  17. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    good point dave:D:drinkup:

    AWESOME TRUCK MERRRI LOOKS GREAT BEST OF LUCK WITH IT:drinkup:
     
  18. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    Sweet truck good luck with it!!
     
  19. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    I am just gonna jump in. With an 8ft bed and spreader as soon as you lose your load. That huge boss monster is gonna make driving tricky i would think?
     
  20. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    No different than the same plow on a pickup with an empty V box. Not a major issue, just have to take the ballast loss into account and not drive it like you stole it. :D