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old gmc dump

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by jacob land and, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. jacob land and

    jacob land and Member
    Messages: 36

    looking at old gmc 1500 custom deluxe 30. dump body, almost 450k guys asking 3500, what do you think resonable offer is?
  2. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    450 thousand miles id run
  3. jacob land and

    jacob land and Member
    Messages: 36

    im looking for a cheap dump that i might be able to hang a plow from though... do you think i could get away with $500 or will it be a pit. im not sure if its a deisel i would think so but its a 3 speed manual with little to no rust, almost brand new paint. dump is in good shape, no holes. what would you do?
  4. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    I would run from 450,000 miles if he is still wanting $3500.00 for the truck! If you are looking to buy a dump truck for $500.00 I wish you luck! They are worth more then that non running to a salvage yard if the hoist and box works on them. Anything you could buy for $500.00 would be junk at best if it even runs at all
  5. jacob land and

    jacob land and Member
    Messages: 36

    so do you think try him at 1000-1500? or dont even bother
  6. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    I think you need to get real. 1500 for a dump truck. Save some $$$ or borrow some money. For what you want to spend alls you'll get is a truck that belongs in the dump.
  7. douglasl330

    douglasl330 Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    I'd stay away from it--Sounds like it doesn't have a blade on it ---so additional cost--Then you would possibly be working it harder--With 450K damn thats alot of miles!--Are you planning on this as just a backup piece? If it's you sole plow / salter No way! It's going to break down eventually then your screwed and you've pissed your clients off! You would be putting good money--into a load! JMO!--No one asked what year?
  8. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    I would not even bother! You need to use some logical thought you get what you pay for...If you want to pay nothing you will in return get nothing! It's that simple!
  9. jacob land and

    jacob land and Member
    Messages: 36

    i was going to see if he was up for a trade, i have a 1yr old 5x8 open trailer with a ramp i could use. not a very fair trade but maybe hes a screwball...
  10. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    450,000 miles....even on a diesel 1 ton dump? Run!!!!!!!!!!!!!:dizzy:
  11. Joe Lombardo

    Joe Lombardo Member
    Messages: 63

    You are just joking....tell us you are just joking.....
  12. jacob land and

    jacob land and Member
    Messages: 36

    why would i be joking, i cant afford to go out and spend 41k on a new plow truck, and i come from a family that knows cars and engines fairly well...
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2006
  13. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    You don't need to spend 40k to get a good truck. But you do need to spend more than 3,000. Also not to be a smart ass but if you and your family know cars and engines so well why you asking us?
  14. jacob land and

    jacob land and Member
    Messages: 36

    why is everyone on plowsite a dick but everyone on lawnsite so nice?
  15. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    what size are you looking for?

    you should look into a one ton with a dump box it would be small enough to start with.that might be what you should look out for u mentioned lawnsite so if your a landscaper that would be rite up your alley

    if u want a 3 ton or larger u'll need more money u'll mostly find older chevy c series singe axles or maybe an older ford i'm not shure about the prices in your area,also larger the truck the higer the fuel,insurance and part costs

    keep an ear open to private sales or even local auctions, there are deals to be made there i just guess you gotta find out what you need then go from there

    i wish you luck
  16. jacob land and

    jacob land and Member
    Messages: 36

    thanks now i feel bad your actually trying to help me out, everyone else thinks its a joke
  17. Sweetpete

    Sweetpete Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Hey....don't take it too personally. This is what happens when it doesn't snow much over the course of the season. People get all bent out of shape.:jester:

    Anyways, I'm no expert, but I personally would not even waste my time looking at it, unless you were going to buy it for parts or something.

    Snowplowing is an investment sport. Unless you're willing to drop some coin, don't plan on being around in the next few seasons.

    If you look like a hillbilly driving a beat up truck with a plow, you will lose. Then again, if you drop $45k on a new truck and plow and DON'T have a profitable season, you will lose.

    The trick is to find a balance. Look for something newer that doesn't have half a million miles on it. You'll have to drop some money, but you'll make it back sooner than you think.

    As long as it snows....eventually....someday.....soon :gunsfiring:
  18. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    I guess telling you you want to spend too little is being a jerk. Or maybe because I said if you and your family are so car/engine savvy why ask us. If you wan't to buy a junker go for it. But if you want are opinion take it for what it is. Don't turn around and whine because we tell you something you don't want to hear.
  19. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    Well said! Were not dick's were just being bluntly honest with opinions, just because we don't wan't to sugar coat the truth and tell you it would be a great etc... or whatever you want to hear does not make us dicks!

    Just my .02
  20. lorentzlawnsnow

    lorentzlawnsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    i'm not sure what you're considering old. but i'm assuming at least the 80's. my experience with buying vehicles from this era is this. you always need to put money in them after you buy them to make them reliable. if you are mechanically inclined, this is no problem. however if you are low on cash, which one must assume if you are trying to find a truck so cheap, your situation will only get worse because you will be dumping at least 2500-3000 in this truck to make it a reliable vehicle to base your business around. instead, save yourself the labor and the hassle of trying to save money by cutting corners you will kick yourself for later, and spend 8-10,000 on a more recent truck that might not need so many updates, and can make you some money before you have to go putting a bunch back into it. just my $.02, take it for what its worth.