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looking for a new dump truck. any advice

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by serafii, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. serafii

    serafii Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    i recently sold my 1997 chevrolet 3500 drw dump. i kinda grew out of that one so now im looking for something a little bigger.

    i found a few that interest me but im not completely sold on them.

    1. one is a 2006 international cf-600 with 160 000km. it has fold down aluminum sides, tarp kit and T-1 flooring. hes asking $32000 negotiable. im sure i can bring him down to about 28k. only flaws it has is the driver seat has a rip in it and the driver door has a dent.

    2. 2007 mitusbishi fuso fe180 with 45000km. regular steel flooring on the box, fold down sides and electric dump and tarp kit. it comes with summer and winter tires. hes asking $34000 but he seems pretty motivated to sell. he got out of the business a while back and has no use for the truck.

    3. 2008 dodge 5500 slt with a 6.7 cummins in it. brand new Voth dump box. 118 000km. his asking price seems a little high. $39000 negotiable.

    4. 2011 isuzu w5500hd. brand new never plated. original price is $63000. the saleswoman is bringing it down to $58000 taxes included. 72 month financing at 6.5% and have to pay $7000 in taxes right away.

    i dont mind buying used, but im just looking for some reviews on the dodge, mitsubishi and the inter. ill post the links to all the trucks except the 2011.



  2. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    out of those 4 i would go with the dodge stay away from the cf i heard those engines in them are not good and need alot of repair.
  3. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    I think the dodge is the way togo.
  4. serafii

    serafii Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    the cf is built exactly how i wanted. but from what i read online the vt275 is just about as reliable as the 6.0 diesel powerstroke.

    the dodge is an all around gorgeous truck. i just dont know how reliable the 6.7. ive driven gm for as long as i can remember. im not familiar with dodge...
  5. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Its a Cummins. They're great engines in a crappy wrapper. Personally, I'd be looking for a Chevy or GMC 4500 or 5500 4x4
  6. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 739

    Id go with the mitsu. Such a good dependable truck i used to drive one similar to that doing deliveries for a garden center. That thing wouldnt die. One negative was the parts such as brakes were somewhat pricey.
  7. serafii

    serafii Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    90plow. I'm not worried about the pricey parts. As long as they are easy to come by
  8. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    Whatever you do, don't buy it in Minnesota
  9. serafii

    serafii Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    here are the pictures of the trucks listed in my original post.





  10. serafii

    serafii Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    last one of the isuzu

  11. Deerewashed

    Deerewashed Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    the new isuzu would be the best bet and ver dependable... and looks the nicest imo. but from a smart, economical standpoint, none of those will beat the mitso fuso due to dependability and price.
  12. serafii

    serafii Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    So I went to see the fuso yesterday. The truck runs and drives great. Besides some surface rust on the box the truck is mint.

    I made an offer at 27k. He came back to me at 31k. What do you guys think?

    Anything I should look out for?
  13. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 Senior Member
    Messages: 449

  14. I currently have an 09 dodge 4500hd 4x4. Other then it eating tires (every 35k-45k) I have had very minor issued with it( it came with ****** tires from the dealer) .Lots of power. Enjoy the engine brake. Wish I had gone with the 5500hd for the extra payload. It is my front line landscape truck in the summer hauling aggregates and skid steer and mini ex on a 24ft float. Winter it has a 3 yard salter and v blade. Great salt truck. Plowing takes a bit to get use to. I would highly recommend the dodge.
  15. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

  16. serafii

    serafii Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    It's a sweet truck but it's too big for me. And I don't need the salter nor the plow. I need something as compact as possible.
  17. serafii

    serafii Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    This is what I ended up getting guys.

    2007 GMC W5500
    5.2L isuzu diesel
    Electric windows
    7x11 DEL dump body
    Underbody tool box
    Brand new brakes
    Brand new heavy duty trailer hitch and controller

    Tell me what you guys think.


  18. serafii

    serafii Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    Here's another shot

  19. Mackman

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

    Buy a real dump. a MACK :salute:
  20. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    I have a 2003 W5500. It has been a good truck. Excellent on fuel and turns on a dime. The bad, parts are never in stock and can take some time to get as well as expensive. The payload is great for such a small truck and they are gutless so their nice to give to an employee.