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Need opinion on truck

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by tom h, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. tom h

    tom h Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    guy at work told me he'd sell me his "beater with a heater"
    its a 2500 chevy i dont know much about it but its got a boss v plow in front and a rear plow, dont know rear plow type never used it commercially but before him a guy used it to plow a**church so its been used. its older guess 1996
    what do you think its worth? want to get something to make a little money on the side i have a 2006 duramax and it'll cost more to put a plow on it than he's asking to buy this plus my trucks too nice to destroy i baby it. so what do you think?

  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    What are you planning on plowing?
  3. tom h

    tom h Junior Member
    Messages: 6


    heres a pic

  4. tom h

    tom h Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    just get some residential plowing accounts to make a quick buck after work nothing huge
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    You price out insurance yet? And not liability.
    Have you REALLY thought about thism
  6. tom h

    tom h Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    i have a landscaping business i run during summer so truck would go under that, it would have $1,000,0000 coverage already, I've got business side of it done but i just haven't ever plowed with anything older than a 2003 2500hd silverado I'm just curious what you think of the truck is $4000 a good deal for it?
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    96 that's rusted out. No
  8. tom h

    tom h Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    okay thanks ill keep looking!
  9. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,722

    If you do buy it, get a mount and wire up your 06 as a back up if the old one breaks down. You will also have to have more insurance in addition to your landscape insurance for the plow. Snow isn't really like mowing a yard, you can't just show up when it's convenient for you. Without trying turning this into a thread that gets shut down, all I will say is do some reading on here, it's not always rainbows amd unicorns. Like dieselss said, do some thinking about it before jumping in to it.
  10. tom h

    tom h Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    i would only plow friends and family I'm not looking to get more than 8 or so accounts enough that i will get a few bucks per storm more of a person plow truck over anything
  11. mtstclair

    mtstclair Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 53

    I would be all over it if it seamed ok mechanic u cant touch a new plow for that and why destroy a nice 40 grand truck? If it runs good make sure it is safe as far and steering and brakes and plow some snow those old Chevy's are cheap and easy to keep going the old rt2 boss v's are way stronger then the new ones good luck. If it were close to me id probally buy it just for the plows and put them on your newer truck!!!!
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2016
  12. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,787

    4k... i think that is worth 4K

    You have a running driving 4wd pickup. In my area those are $1500 all day. Then you have a working plow that is already mounted. Tough to find those for under a grand much less the cost of mounting. And a back blade. I call that a grand. plus mounting.

    So the fact that it is a complete running, driving, starting, stopping, 4x4 plow truck with a front and rear blade... I can see the $4K all day. I personally would try to beat him down some, but I can see it.

    Just my 2 cents
  13. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 797

    I'd buy it for 4 k as long as it didn't require a ton of work and would pass inspection.
    Run it for a year or 2 to get your feet wet then sell the plows and scrap the truck
  14. kolwnmstr

    kolwnmstr Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    Who said anything about a $40K truck?!?
  15. jonniesmooth

    jonniesmooth Senior Member
    Messages: 296

    Barring any major issues with the truck , this is a great deal. I can't find a decent used Boss V plow with in 500 miles. They're either beat and rusted out, and they want $3K for them or they are nearly new and they want $5K+