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    Newest addition to the C&S family






    looking forward to paint and lettering this spring

    82 ford F-350 flatbed Dump
    Drove it home needs a little work but the price was right
    Chris Hoeltke
    serving Winchester Virginia and surrounding areas
    C&S Lawn Service


  • #2
    looks clean for the year. Have you owned a dump before? is it gas or diesel? I think my dump truck was my best buy.

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    • #3
      this is my first dump and its a gasser which means i can work on it looking forward to the first dump run with it
      Chris Hoeltke
      serving Winchester Virginia and surrounding areas
      C&S Lawn Service

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      • #4
        Diesel engines only need oil changed
        dumping is fun but grease the fittings on the bed and be careful not to put it up to hi. You may want to bring a "come a long" if it gets stuck up

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        • #5
          Diesel engines only need oil changed
          dumping is fun but grease the fittings on the bed and be careful not to put it up to hi. You may want to bring a "come a long" if it gets stuck up

          diesel engines need more then oil changes and when they break they will cost you so much to fix you will wish your mother never met your father.

          plus diesel fuel is way more money then gas.

          when i started out in business back in the early 90's diesel was half the cost of gas and just in fuel savings would justify buying one and the purchase price was not too much more then a gas engine.

          today he diesel option is almost a 5 k difference plus the fuel cost more and the newer engines require more maintenance.
          i would not bother buying a older truck with a diesel because most guys don't maintain them properly and they can be a money pit.

          i have trucks with both engines and they all have their pro's and con's but diesels don't have the benefits like they did back in the day and they really excel and benefit the buyer in the big trucks like a F450 or bigger type of truck.

          by the way, to the OP, nice old ford you got there, that was when they still made a real truck give it what it needs and it will take care of you.
          good luck with it and it will help you biz out big time.

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          • #6
            Diesel engines only need oil changed
            dumping is fun but grease the fittings on the bed and be careful not to put it up to hi. You may want to bring a "come a long" if it gets stuck up
            greasing it this morning from top to bottom front to back and have run the bed all the way up and down with no issues as of yet but come a long is a good idea just in case thanks
            Chris Hoeltke
            serving Winchester Virginia and surrounding areas
            C&S Lawn Service

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            • #7
              by the way, to the OP, nice old ford you got there, that was when they still made a real truck give it what it needs and it will take care of you.
              good luck with it and it will help you biz out big time.
              thanks
              I like the old ford body style 80- 86 I believe.The price was good on it so even if i have to replace an engine or tranny down the line I will still be in good shape on it
              Chris Hoeltke
              serving Winchester Virginia and surrounding areas
              C&S Lawn Service

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              • #8
                DPLD I get what your saying about 2007 and newer diesels with after burners and cats But late 90's diesels are great.
                the cost of fuel is about 10% more $3.50 gas $3.80 diesel and diesel gets better mpg

                for me it saves money
                My old gas truck got towing around town 8mpg, My new truck gets 12mpg
                GAS 10,000 miles per year / 8 = 1250 gallons * $3.50 = $4375
                DIESEL 10,000 / 12 = 833 * $3.80 = $3166
                So if the diesel costs more to fix I have $1209 to work with

                Don't get me wrong if the right gas truck came a long I would buy it!!

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                • #9

                  Don't get me wrong if the right gas truck came a long I would buy it!!
                  This was the right truck for a gasser $1,500 and drove it away
                  Chris Hoeltke
                  serving Winchester Virginia and surrounding areas
                  C&S Lawn Service

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                  • #10
                    YES it was the right truck. I will take two please

                    In metal a lone it is worth like $1,200
                    Great find keep us up to date on it and more photos

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                    • #11
                      Very nice!

                      What got you to decide to scale up to such a truck?
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                      • #12
                        Very nice!

                        What got you to decide to scale up to such a truck?
                        This past year I ended up turning down people who wanted mulch delivered and dropped in the driveway,I could not do it efficiently with out charging to much since I had to shovel it off by hand .Now can dump 5 yards with just a small surcharge to cover gas and driving time .

                        Surpised me that the truck is titled at 12k lbs and the DMV lady said it came from the factory at 12k .not sure if this is true or not will need to research it more but sure has one hell of a stack of springs under it
                        Chris Hoeltke
                        serving Winchester Virginia and surrounding areas
                        C&S Lawn Service

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                        • #13
                          DPLD I get what your saying about 2007 and newer diesels with after burners and cats But late 90's diesels are great.
                          the cost of fuel is about 10% more $3.50 gas $3.80 diesel and diesel gets better mpg

                          for me it saves money
                          My old gas truck got towing around town 8mpg, My new truck gets 12mpg
                          GAS 10,000 miles per year / 8 = 1250 gallons * $3.50 = $4375
                          DIESEL 10,000 / 12 = 833 * $3.80 = $3166
                          So if the diesel costs more to fix I have $1209 to work with

                          Don't get me wrong if the right gas truck came a long I would buy it!!
                          Gotta agree with you on that. My first dump was a 460 gasser. I got about 6mpg with some wind going downhill. I only paid 2k but put in about $1500 and then sold it for $1600. That truck was a money pit, had horrible gas, and was rusting so bad that I didnt feel safe with a load.

                          I been trying to get the old 7.3 nonturbo in a dump ever since. I can easily get 16-18mpg fully loaded. Its just everyone I look at has the oil pan problem. I dont have a week to change a damn oil pan.

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                          • #14
                            I been trying to get the old 7.3 nonturbo in a dump ever since. I can easily get 16-18mpg fully loaded. Its just everyone I look at has the oil pan problem. I dont have a week to change a damn oil pan.
                            I LOVE the 7.3 non, I tried like hell to get one but end up with a 99 ram 5.9L

                            I think the non turbo can just be lifted up and pull out the pan

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                            • #15
                              This past year I ended up turning down people who wanted mulch delivered and dropped in the driveway,I could not do it efficiently
                              Now with this truck, that you are able to perform the job faster, can you see other parts of your business that will expand now because of it? For instance, if you are going to be delivering more mulch, will you buy more in bulk and keep it at your location? Will you also promote your mulch delivery services to others landscapers in your area that might be able to use the service?
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