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1990 GMC Topkick

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by chev_4x4, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. chev_4x4

    chev_4x4 Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Looking at a used 1990 GMC Topkick
    112,000 miles
    Manual transmission
    gas motor
    19,280 gvw
    Dump body

    Anything to look for or be concerned about with this truck
  2. procut

    procut Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    I have a '96 with the 427 V8 and a 5sp manual. Decent truck, they do drink gas like none other, but that is too be expected, I suppose. I looked at at a lot of Topkicks and Kodiaks before I bought mine and the biggest problems I noticed were transmission trouble, (looked at several that had lost 2nd or 3rd gear, gauges/electronics that didn't work, and loose/sagging doors. On a 20+ year old dump truck anything is possible. The only thing I would question with the one your posting is the 19,020 gvw seems low, depending on what it has for a dump box that could be very easy to overload. Mines 25,950# gvw. I have a 10' contractors dump body on it, and loaded heavy it usually weighs in at about 25,000# The tare is around 11,200.