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2010 GMC 3500HD dump

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by hammerstein, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    Bought this at the beginning of the month. 1st time for an under tailgate spreader, the v box was becoming to small, have never been a fan of Buyers anything but this looks well made and very heavy duty time will tell. Truck and plow are pretty much the same as the rest of what I have.



  2. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    Looks great, I have a very similar NBS GMC dump. 6.0 engine I'm assuming?? Keep us posted on how that buyers tailgate unit works out for you, I have been considering on for quite awhile but don't know anyone else who has run one.
  3. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    The truck,plow and salter look great. I have been seeing some great deals on 10 dump trucks. post some pics this winter of it in action. Have a good one.
  4. pitrack

    pitrack Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Looks nice man
  5. TremblaySNOW

    TremblaySNOW Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    very nice, paint the box red and red logos, does it have a Dmax?
  6. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Say good bye to your nice new bed. We ran bulk in my 06 with a new Downeaster dump bed and the salt destroyed the paint even after coating it with oil, FF and washing it out almost every time when done. Looks nice, good luck with it.
  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Good looking setup. Good luck with it this Winter.
  8. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    yea that bed's paint will be shot by spring.
  9. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    Awesome setup! That should plow some parking lots!
  10. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    Tested it out when I filled the salt bin last week, worked good. The dealer that installed everything said that this was the second one they have sold but has not seen that other one back for repairs so that's a good thing. Yes it does have the 6.0, I cannot make the numbers work for me to justify the dmax, plus there was only one diesel within 250 miles of Cleveland. The few that are left are all gas with a 8' dump this has a 10'.

    As far as the bed goes its a dump truck don't think I have seen many that have any paint left on the floor anyway, its just a truck. Also we wash everything daily if it is used
  11. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    Got a little wood this morning. I will stain them next year after the boards dry out. Also started a fall clean up this morning with it before it started to pour rain. Way better that filling up our pickups just to have to shovel it out again.

  12. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    The handle in the middle of the bottom of the salter is convenient for putting a strap on to hold the bottom pan up after one of your guys backs it into a light pole on the first time the truck leaves your lot. (not that I know from experience).

    Nice looking truck, good luck this season.
  13. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    I will be the one driving it I like to check out our work and do the salting. I will always carry a strap then. Put several transmissions in my SnowEx from backing into snow piles. I now have 2 spare ones that I was able to straighten with a press and a V block.

    from Chicago
    Messages: 98

    those dump beds start rusting the day they leave the factory
  15. SnowJersey

    SnowJersey Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    Nice truck and i like the tailgate spreader. Wish i had one on mine!
  16. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

    Nice truck, that spreader should work out well.
  17. SDP Hauling

    SDP Hauling Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    nice dump.
  18. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    Truck looks good!

    Good luck with it this winter!
  19. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    My opinion on this spreader is that it is barely OK a few design flaws like everything else made by Buyers. The first time using it the bottom pan fell down after 5 seconds. That handles that are to hold it closed do not have a positive enough latch to keep them fully closed and are able to move till they are just catching the edge of the pan, then with the weight of the salt is forced open. it also ripped the electrical connectors apart the go to the auger motor. A bungee is being used to hold them closed until the dealer figures out a better latch. The spinner motor is week, if when not in use and salt falls onto it and piles up it does not have enough balls to spin, have to get out and spin by hand to clear the salt. Also when the salt falls onto the spinner it throws a lot forward and onto the truck some kind of baffle needs to be made so it has better placement. I also wish the spinner was in the middle of the truck for when I am salting single lanes as much of the salt goes to the left half of truck.


    Last edited: Dec 19, 2010

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    looks great. i have a 6.0L in my 2500HD and it has plenty of power