Advice for buying new Dump Trucks

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  1. NewTruckieGirl

    NewTruckieGirl Bobtail Member

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    Hello! I'm a Newbbie here gathering research and looking for advice about buying used dump trucks and where...Any advice would be very helpful. I plan to start a small biz hauling construction material here in Alabama..
     
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    Typical female, can't make up your mind.
     
  4. Lowboy456

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    Folks love the Western Star 4700's around here.
    They come with Alison automatics and will haul buggy!
    Even fully loaded they will take off faster than most of the older trucks empty.
    All new trucks come with DEF systems which makes them a bit more expensive to operate and maintain but there's no getting around it with a new truck.
    Its more costly to operate and repair but folks are buying them up like they're going out of style.
     
  5. MacDawg

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    I'd stay away from tractor converted dump trucks. Make sure it have have front axles (18-20k) and 46k rears, double framed. How new of a truck are you wanting or looking at? The Allison auto is a great trans. I'd try to find a pre emissions truck if you can so you can stay away from the def.
     
  6. NewTruckieGirl

    NewTruckieGirl Bobtail Member

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    We re looking for older but solid...with plans to update to newer down the road. Thanks for the specs info too!
     
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    That's a very smart thing to do. Before you buy negotiate an inspection at a reputable shop. Agree to a selling price, but negotiate that if anything is found wrong they have to fix it. This has worked well for me in several things I have bought, including a boat.
     
  8. NightWind

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    You didn't say if you were interested in dual, tri, or quad axles ? Are you looking for end dumps? If so what kind of trailer, what you plan on hauling? To get advice more information is required.
     
  9. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

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    I can take care of that for you, you just let me hold on to that money for you and i'll bring you back 5 shiny new dump trucks. If something happens and you don't hear from me then don't call me, i'll call you.
     
    NightWind Thanks this.
  10. Lowboy456

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    If your gonna go with stick shift NewTruckieGirl, Id look for trucks with 8LL transmission's and drive them to make sure they have good highway speed for trucking down the interstate.

    You want a truck that will go 65 to 70 MPH at 1600 to 1700 RPM for traveling interstate back to the asphalt plant or rock quarry when empty, without having the pedal to the floor as that will flat eat up some fuel.

    Many times people run lighter loads all day on the interstate. Here 51,500 lbs gross is acceptable on the interstate.
    Everywhere else 64,000 lbs gross is legal unless there is a bridge with restrictions.
    The fine is 5 cents a lb for over weight.

    I have an 07 KW T-800, Cat C13 Acert, 8LL Transmission and love it. I only wish it had the Cat 3406E to give me half a chance of not getting smoked by these Alison automatics with DD13 engines.
     
  11. abyliks

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    You can find those specs in a tractor too, we have done quite a few of them, prefer the heavy single frame in the salt belt unless you like rerailing cracked double frame trucks, we run 77k on a Tri axle and 73k on a ten wheeler in MA (if you have the specs for it)

    Is the bag of #### 8LL still around? I thought those went out with the pos 15 speeds and all the other rto series trans
     
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