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Old 09-23-2011, 04:20 PM
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Best Dump Truck under CDL?

Hypothetically, let's say I was to win the lotto or something and run into a few bucks. If I were to get a single-axle dump truck to tow a tractor around, what would you guys recommend? Being a Ford guy, I'd first look at a brand new 650, but I don't know much about them besides what's on the Ford website.
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The 650 is a solid truck tried and true, personally I would buy a international. Either would be good choices. Almost every company in my area landscape/tree/masons run internationals or fords. You'll also see some freightliners...I don't know much about them. Wouldn't look at the chevy commercial line. From what I've heard the motors are way under powered oh and they shake a lot.
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I've heard the same about Chevys...good pickups, not-so-good big rigs. What about used? There are quite a few old F-600s around here for sale.
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I have a 1977 f600 dump in my fleet, gets looks where ever it goes. I rebuilt the motor and had my mechanic go over anything that needed to be fixed. It was a ex davey tree spray rig so the maintenance was on point. I had a 1988 ford f700 diesel. Truck was a dog on the highway but would pull and haul anything i never dropped a dime in that truck and it never stopped running. Sold it to guys who snow plow. IMO if the truck is well taken care of buy it. These trucks are so simplistic nothing breaks down on them.
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A family friend used to have a 1979 F800 dump truck in his oil company fleet for tank removals, but it was a gas hog . It was pretty damn reliable til he traded up for his Freightliner, so I'm keeping that in mind. I'm thinking of service issues. There are plenty of Ford dealers in the area if there's something I can't fix, and they are much closer than the International, Peterbilt, or Freightliner dealers.
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A family friend used to have a 1979 F800 dump truck in his oil company fleet for tank removals, but it was a gas hog . It was pretty damn reliable til he traded up for his Freightliner, so I'm keeping that in mind. I'm thinking of service issues. There are plenty of Ford dealers in the area if there's something I can't fix, and they are much closer than the International, Peterbilt, or Freightliner dealers.
There is your answer lol I know from experience these trucks are pretty easy to work on.
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personally with a "blank check" to work with i'd go with a chassis set up as a concrete trk then smaller tires on front. they are built to take more abuse.
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Check out resale value, I think you will find International has the best resale.
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Check out resale value, I think you will find International has the best resale.
After peterbilt, freightliner and sterling.
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After peterbilt, freightliner and sterling.
jw does peterbilt make trucks under cdl
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