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Shall I buy this POS dumptruck please look

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by MatthewG, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    I need to call the guy back tonight.
    Asking $5000 on the for sale sign, he said he would take $2500 on the phone

    New transmission
    103k miles

    Supposedly runs ok

    Truck is completely rotted, dump wont raise because the ratchet straps are tied around the frame holding the gas tank up

    inspected to 11/11, but that is probably it due to rot

    Plow is rotted, tires are ok, one has a big hole and is flat, battery is dead.

    I may have another 9' Uni in better shape so im not so worried about the plow.

    What do I tell him, he can keep it for 2500, offer him 1000????





  2. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    Few more, last is the 9' Uni

    maybe it would be good to keep as a lot truck




  3. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Depends on how much you want to spend it needs much body work beyond bondo, I'm not a dodge guy I'd pass...
  4. 04ram1500

    04ram1500 Member
    Messages: 97

    I wouldn't offer more than 650. All that looks to be any good is the plow (sort of). I would guess to get that inspect-able you have at least 1,500 in parts and metal to make it pass inspection.
  5. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,613

    Why buy a headache?
  6. Trane365

    Trane365 Member
    Messages: 30

    Run don't walk............... Away!
  7. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    If the gas, brake lines, tank, and frame are gone it is ready for scrap.

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    yea that truck has taken a severe beating in its life.
  9. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    Called him back, said no thanks.....
  10. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    I'm glad he said no. I would've RAN from that. That trans would've taken a crap on you by end of next winter, who knows what front end work it needs, the frame? body work? etc, etc?

    better off just spending $8k+ and getting something in much better condition
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I figured if you don't buy it GP would of been over it like if he was at a Village Peoples concert!
  12. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Very good choice!
  13. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 953

    WOW!!!! I thought we were hard on equipment!!
  14. streetscrapin16

    streetscrapin16 Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    Yea Matt that truck is hammered. I stopped and looked at it a couple days ago. Just from the outside I saw it was beat, I didn't even want to hear it run!
  15. Tirioloservices

    Tirioloservices Member
    Messages: 64

    i know a guy whos interested please send me phone number and location iam in ct
    ill buy it for 1500 dats all..need a crappy truck for site work
  16. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    He said he had an offer of 2500, but his name is Jon 1 570 401 5027, good luck, don't expect to drive it home as is though, its suitable for a lot truck, that's it
  17. Tirioloservices

    Tirioloservices Member
    Messages: 64

    iam looking for something for a site truck for a job were doing this spring well next week..ill do a lil work but the tanks can be fixed up some how so i can use the dump..if not ill keep tools and fuel tanks on it and its a great site truck and ill sell off the plow or use it on something...ill have it flat bed up to me in ct
  18. dpglandscapes

    dpglandscapes Senior Member
    from 01982
    Messages: 120

    THAT TRUCK WAS SICKK...at least the plow lights were in good shape...
  19. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    Does he have the plow on without the bottom pins in? Or is it just me?
  20. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Thats what it looks like from the pics.