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Old Home Depot Trucks

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by procut, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. procut

    procut Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    I've seen a lot of contractors running around in what appears to be those old Home Depot rental trucks. You know, the ones that sit out front and say "Rent me hourly at the Home Depot, $19.95 for the first 75 minutes" or something like that on them.

    The ones around here are 2wd F-350 SRW with a white cab and stainless steel flatbed. I was thinking one would make a great salt truck and was trying to figure out where you can buy them / how much they want for them. Obvisously they must be sold once they get to be a few years old.

    I looked all over the HD website and couldn't find anything.
  2. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    find out what dealer is replacing them. most likely they just trade them then go to auction then end up on some no name car lot for sale. i see news ones all the time at my ford dealer they must of won the bid to supply eastern ma with them.
  3. GSS LLC

    GSS LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    They all go to the auto auction. Probably manheim auto auction.
  4. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,808

    When I worked for Depot Ryder would service them and supply them. Should have a Ryder sticker in it. Why not call there head office it's in Georgia.
  5. willshome

    willshome Junior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 29

    have you ever rented a car/truck and been nice to it? People around here rent them for the day (like $80) and run it hard
  6. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,808

    They are only going short distances and hardly load them to there max.
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    I would buy one in a heartbeat.

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    Yup check local used car dealers they buy them from the dealers, I always wanted one for the box lol

    My neighbor bought one I tried to get the box off but that's why he wanted it too
  9. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    I think most people drive rentals the way they drive anything else...neither caring nor abusing, just using it as an appliance.
  10. Hawkeyestoob

    Hawkeyestoob Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I have to admit that when I first read your post title I was thinking Old Home as in bread trucks! I had a mental image of a nice panel truck with a plow attached.

    Thanks for the laugh.
  11. nixray

    nixray Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    I know of 2 in my area, (Kalamazoo Mi) One at a local Ford Dealer (Seelye Wright)(recent trade in) and another that a local landscaper owns. I also want that bed.
  12. shaffecv

    shaffecv Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    My uncle bought an 08 this summer, decent miles. The hinged drop sides are really nice on the body. Even has load sense linkage on the rear suspension... the horn blows when you put too much weight in it.
  13. Mysticlandscape

    Mysticlandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    Couple for sale around here for 16k... 08 models with 50k on them.
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2013
  14. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 926

    I have a picture of one with a plow on it I found on Google but I don't know how to upload it