Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell

Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell Outdoor power equipment discussions. Questions on commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders, trucks and trailers?

Would YOU buy this truck?


Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell

Outdoor power equipment discussions. Questions on commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders, trucks and trailers?
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-06-2012, 02:22 AM
eMCeeW eMCeeW is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 25
Rep Power: 3
eMCeeW is on a distinguished road
Default Would YOU buy this truck?

I have a chance to get my hands on a 1999 F350 xl 4x4 V8 Regular cab. Just a BARE bones truck, but thats fine. I had a few questions for you guys...
#1 Is a V8 powerful enough to pull a trailer with equipment or will it struggle?
#2 Is a V8 powerful enough to plow?
#3 Will the locking front hubs be a pain in the ***?
#4 Would you be concerned with the age... It only has 55k miles and gently used.
#5 I'm concerned with cab space. Not really a question but would like input..

Please give me some input about weather or not your would pull the trigger. Would probably be $8-10k.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 01-06-2012, 02:30 AM
eMCeeW eMCeeW is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 25
Rep Power: 3
eMCeeW is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I suppose I will add that I know the truck will get the job done, what I want to know is will it do it well. I guess I dont want to think every day... "should have gone with a bigger engine" I know its a good deal but is it ideal...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-06-2012, 05:07 AM
jasonw's Avatar
jasonw jasonw is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,008
Rep Power: 7
jasonw is on a distinguished road
Default

Honestly, I would walk away from it respectfully. I Picked up my Dodge for $2,860 and it's only 3 years older than that "1996" Granted its a lot less truck "2WD short bed, 318 V8, Auto" but it has NEVER backed down from a job or failed in any way. I pulled 6,300lbs on my bumper about a month after buying it and could hardly tell there was a trailer there. Ultimately, it's your call but my opinion is to walk away.
__________________
White Company
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-06-2012, 07:44 AM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eMCeeW View Post
I have a chance to get my hands on a 1999 F350 xl 4x4 V8 Regular cab. Just a BARE bones truck, but thats fine. I had a few questions for you guys...
#1 Is a V8 powerful enough to pull a trailer with equipment or will it struggle?
#2 Is a V8 powerful enough to plow?
#3 Will the locking front hubs be a pain in the ***?
#4 Would you be concerned with the age... It only has 55k miles and gently used.
#5 I'm concerned with cab space. Not really a question but would like input..

Please give me some input about weather or not your would pull the trigger. Would probably be $8-10k.
one of my older trucks is the same truck as you describe and its been good to me.
it has the 5.8 v8 and the power is not bad for pulling the trailer, its not the most powerfull but it gets the job done.
its the type of truck if it is taken care of and not abused it will give you some good years of service.
as for the 4wd, i prefer the older trucks with locking hubs as well as a manual transfer case.
its nice to push a button but these trucks today have too many electrical components and often fail.

as for cab space, a regular cab is exactly that a regular cab and unless you are moving a large crew around the reg cab is ideal for plowing and maneuvering.

does the truck allready have a plow?
is it being sold from a dealer?
i have bought a lot of used trucks in my day and if your budget allows you to i would recommend buying a used truck that has never plowed and have one installed myself.
and if you do make sure you buy the right plow mounts for the truck and not go the route of custom fabrication.
plow set ups from the early 90's to the current day bolt on useing existing holes in the frame and require no modifications.
unless of course it is a dodge or meyer plow set up.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-06-2012, 03:52 PM
Gnella Gnella is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 3
Gnella is on a distinguished road
Default

I have the same truck in a 250. It pulls trailers no problem. We plow with it not problem and even have the manual locking hubs. Only thing we don't like is the regular cab. Otherwise it's been a good truck for us.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-06-2012, 07:24 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

The truck is capable of everything you want to do with it. I just think the price is high.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-06-2012, 09:09 PM
eMCeeW eMCeeW is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 25
Rep Power: 3
eMCeeW is on a distinguished road
Default

I know the truck is in good condition, never been used as a "work" truck. The KBB value of it is $8 for trade in close to $10 for private party sale. It's in my family so I can't haggle too much. No it doesn't have a plow already.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-06-2012, 11:52 PM
Liberty Landscaping LLC Liberty Landscaping LLC is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Woodbridge, NJ
Posts: 243
Rep Power: 5
Liberty Landscaping LLC is on a distinguished road
Default

The biggest thing you have to worry about is rust. Secondly get an extra set of manual hubs or switch to warn hubs and still get an extra set. Last winter two trucks were down for three days awaiting a set for each in the middle of the first blizzard. That was the advice given get extras and I did just that. Just in case! Good luck
__________________
Liberty Landscaping LLC
www.libertylndscpng.com
Woodbridge, NJ
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-07-2012, 12:16 AM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

I like the manual locking hubs too. I lock em and barely ever have to switch 4wd on.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-07-2012, 05:31 AM
lov2mow lov2mow is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Seacoast NH
Posts: 27
Rep Power: 3
lov2mow is on a distinguished road
Default

I have been a Ford guy for 30 years, you cant go wrong with a Ford.
As far as gas vs deisel I always had deisels because I covered alot of ground. this year I bought a gas motor 350 dump and use it in a 15 mile radius. Sorry I bought gas its a dog. Pulled my trailer the other day with my other truck which is diesel and felt like the trailer was not their, also mileage was 16MPG with deisel, I only get 8 MPG with gas both trucks are 2011.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Truck seancody0 Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 4 03-30-2010 09:52 PM
My box truck Fresh Cut Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 10 03-12-2010 03:48 AM
looking for a new truck wdcutter General Business Discussions 3 11-10-2009 10:33 AM
New Truck BLC0668 Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 3 10-08-2009 06:01 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
Today 07:02 AM
by kslawn
15 422
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
Yesterday 11:17 PM
Yesterday 11:47 PM
by SGL1
1 34
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 04:21 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
110 6,422
Walk Behinds and Texas...
SGL1
Yesterday 03:53 PM
Yesterday 03:53 PM
by SGL1
0 46
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
Yesterday 11:01 AM
Yesterday 01:05 PM
by jymie
2 78
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
Yesterday 12:09 PM
by stevef1201
4 162
Stihl engine isn't...
Marcintosh
08-12-2014 08:30 PM
Yesterday 06:42 AM
by Just for Cuts
7 312
How do I approach...
Bradcook21
08-21-2014 01:48 AM
Yesterday 05:08 AM
by Billy Goat
12 355
Tender Process
M2Dave
08-24-2014 12:31 PM
08-25-2014 04:14 PM
by Steve
2 114
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 08:51 AM
08-25-2014 04:02 PM
by Steve
26 3,732
Need help pricing basic...
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:21 AM
08-22-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
2 162
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
08-22-2014 01:01 PM
by Steve
6 225
yearly contract help...
jrob0691
08-21-2014 04:09 PM
08-22-2014 12:48 PM
by Steve
1 121
Pampas bushes
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:30 AM
08-22-2014 07:17 AM
by grassdoctore
1 105
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
08-21-2014 08:50 PM
by phlawncare
2 150
Fuel Can Spouts
Shark1611
08-16-2014 09:09 AM
08-21-2014 08:23 PM
by SGL1
11 374
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
08-21-2014 05:03 PM
by stevef1201
6 653
Hello
M2Dave
08-21-2014 12:32 AM
08-21-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 108
New Landscaping Business
rekon32
08-16-2014 02:26 PM
08-21-2014 12:33 PM
by SouthallMowing
8 434
Downed Tree Chop Bid
WesleySnips
08-16-2014 03:47 PM
08-20-2014 01:44 PM
by SGL1
10 408
60 inch honda/bunton...
pblawncare
08-17-2014 11:30 AM
08-18-2014 03:19 PM
by Steve
2 178
Replacement Parts -...
nicholas-KC
08-16-2014 08:40 AM
08-18-2014 03:16 PM
by Steve
4 270
Preparing the soil
Billy Goat
08-16-2014 06:18 PM
08-18-2014 03:01 PM
by Steve
1 180
What to pay help
phlawncare
08-04-2014 08:33 PM
08-18-2014 10:33 AM
by jrs.landscaping
29 990
Hello
Jeff1
08-07-2014 11:18 PM
08-15-2014 11:53 PM
by Jeff1
11 483
Lie #2 RESIDENTIAL...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-06-2014 05:02 AM
08-15-2014 01:46 PM
by mattthelawnguy
54 6,553
Need help 30 HP koler...
Shady Grady
08-01-2014 03:31 PM
08-15-2014 08:46 AM
by kslawn
18 659
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
08-14-2014 02:37 AM
by BlackRain75
12 1,835
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
08-13-2014 03:29 PM
by Steve
1 279
Hello from Jacksonville,...
JM Lawn Care
08-10-2014 07:15 AM
08-13-2014 07:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
9 381
Hello everyone new to...
maddyandrays
08-11-2014 04:51 PM
08-12-2014 08:58 PM
by Shark1611
2 232
Walk behinds
hpruitcei
08-07-2014 06:28 PM
08-12-2014 02:35 PM
by mattthelawnguy
7 491
New name help
stevef1201
08-10-2014 04:27 PM
08-12-2014 12:03 PM
by Steve
6 379
my little green dilemmas
Lawn Techie
08-03-2014 11:47 AM
08-11-2014 01:20 PM
by Steve
7 491
what the best...
CleanCutsLLC
08-02-2014 01:02 AM
08-11-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
6 504
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:29 AM
08-11-2014 01:19 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
13 779
Covering all the bases
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:11 AM
08-08-2014 01:41 PM
by Steve
1 323
New from Florida
ADE
08-06-2014 08:40 PM
08-08-2014 01:32 PM
by Steve
4 394
JOB - Landscape Install...
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
by janslawncare
0 279
Battery power tools or...
Steve
08-07-2014 12:24 PM
08-07-2014 05:18 PM
by mattthelawnguy
2 284
My client just told me...
Greg'slawnandlandscape
08-04-2014 08:39 AM
08-06-2014 11:14 PM
by grassdoctore
12 625
Illegal spraying
GoGreenerKS
07-04-2014 09:11 AM
08-06-2014 02:03 PM
by Steve
13 1,257
Mowing the hills
EyeCatchersNow
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
08-06-2014 01:40 PM
by Steve
20 1,488
Crop Rotation Techniques...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
08-06-2014 10:29 AM
by eastsidelandcare
5 672
Late charge
Simon Abousaada
07-30-2014 07:23 PM
08-05-2014 06:46 PM
by TheBeast
12 888
buy out a lawn care...
rvezakis
08-05-2014 01:38 PM
08-05-2014 06:40 PM
by TheBeast
10 616
Please help
unitedlawncare48867
03-26-2014 08:29 PM
08-05-2014 05:27 PM
by TheBeast
27 1,688
Help with Estimate
donslawns
08-02-2014 09:10 AM
08-05-2014 02:24 PM
by Steve
6 541
Stuck again!!!!
Greg'slawnandlandscape
08-01-2014 11:02 PM
08-05-2014 09:05 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
10 536
Mow and leaf cleanup bid
SGL1
07-29-2014 07:28 PM
08-05-2014 07:22 AM
by petscanning
25 1,081
» Popular Tags
4wd 34'' apartment complex auger blades butterfly gardens charge christmas christmas light hanging credit card customers ditches exmark ferris financing first truck georgia gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business health holiday how much to charge john deere quik trac kansas city landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo leaf marketing mechanic monthly mow mulch mulch price new and restored landscapes new buisness new business podcast property management company pto riding mower running a business savannah scag schedule seo snow plowing starting a business start up lawn care business stihl top dresser toro toro grand stand trailer tree care trimmer rack walker winter winter services
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:33 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:33 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy