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I found yet another screaming deal.

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Duncan90si, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    2000 Chevy 3500 199K miles
    454 4L80E
    Curtis 8.5' plow
    Snow Ex tailgate spreader
    New ball joints, inspection, front brakes and lines, HD aluminum wheels and Buckshot Mudders.

    $4800 cash for everything. payup Not too bad of a deal, huh?

    I'm not really crazy about the Curtis, but I'll give it a chance. The closest dealer is around 50 miles away. But for the price, I can't really complain much.






  2. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    That really seems high...truck looks rusty on the back and the miles are high! I would keep looking but thats just me.
  3. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Looks like a money maker:drinkup:
  4. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    Not a "bad" truck, but I bet you could get it a little cheaper... You'll like the curtis. I had one and loved it. No problems with mine other than having to replace a hose.
  5. jgoetter1

    jgoetter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Good luck with the curtis. I think meyer parts are interchangeable.
  6. Idealtim

    Idealtim Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Its not a bad deal at all but trucks like this are a dime a dozen. The 454 is a good motor too.
  7. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    thats way high bro.....there was a 2001 with 60k and a 2000 with 55k with 8' westerns in 100X better shape for $6000 and $7500
  8. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    I got mine for 7k, 150k miles, not a spot of rust
  9. Govbradst555

    Govbradst555 Member
    Messages: 56

    Looks like u got what u paid for. Time to make some money with it.
  10. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Want another good deal? buy the chevy in my sig. I need to sell it
  11. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,747

    Looks like a good deal to me. Miles are high, but if the fluids are good, I wouldn't be worried about it. It will pay for itself a couple times in 1 winter.
  12. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    looks like a decent truck. miles are high but hey if it is only gonna plow who cares lol.
  13. JDT

    JDT Member
    Messages: 48

    I wouldn't get it with the Curtis and that's the only reason I wouldn't get it.....I'm not too impressed with mine.
  14. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    buy a ford with a nice fisher and you will love the setup :)
  15. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    I forgot to mention that the trans was rebuilt less than 3 yrs ago and only has 20K miles on it. I have no worries about the motor.

    The tailgate and bumper are rusted and underneath the tailgate on the bed is starting to get a little surface rust, all thanks to the spreader.
    I need to move to your area where trucks are cheap. I could clean this truck up a little, throw on a new tailgate and bumper, and pull a quick easy $8K out of it in my area.

    Honestly, a truck like that in my area you couldn't get for under $10K. Be glad you don't live in my area. :)

    Here is an example of my market. 99 1/2 ton with no plow.http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/1015007063.html

    Heres another. http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/985164380.html

    Now yes you can find them cheaper, but thats the a couple of what I found on Craigslist at a quick glance. For my market. what I paid is a good deal. Different states differ a lot on pricing of many things, and usually PA is the worst whether buying new or used. I pay over $5 for a pack of smokes. I can drive 45 minutes go into Ohio and grab a pack for around $3.

    If I wind up not liking the Curtis, it'll get either a Western or Hiniker V. Thanks for the comments guys and keep 'em coming.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2009
  16. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Good luck with the Truck!!
  17. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    I would look at frame in back. Seems like that salter did a job on rear bumper. So look at frame. But yeah seems a bit high.
  18. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    The frame is solid. That was one of the 1st things I checked. Good looking out though. KBB price (for whatever that's worth:)) with no plow or spreader is 6900 for good condition, 6300 for fair. I paid $4800.
  19. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

  20. StoneDevil

    StoneDevil Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    are talking about the curtis dealer in murrysville