Advice on purchasing truck on auction

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  1. bjrc

    bjrc Light Load Member

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    Very good advice right there!
     
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  3. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Road Train Member

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    You can go to the site before the auction, look over the trucks. Some will have all the maintenance records. Some none. Some of the owner s will be at the auction, so it is possible to talk to them.Taylor and Martin will check the Engine, the ECM is scanned, so things like Horsepower and ECM miles is accurate.
     
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  5. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Curious as to what the WH has to do with auctions?
     
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    MTN Boomer Road Train Member

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    I don't think the farmers are the problem.
     
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  8. Catmando

    Catmando Medium Load Member

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    I think thats what he meant
     
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  9. Cat sdp

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    He’s selling a truck in a upcoming auction…… with complete records . You should look at it.


    But you knew that……
     
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  10. Farmerbob1

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    I am selling a truck at the Columbus, OH Ritchie Bros. auction at the end of September. Ritchie bros has the last couple years of maintenance history and a recap of noteworthy major ticket items. I won't plug it directly here, as that would be pretty mercenary of me, and might draw the wrath of the mods down on me.

    But, yes, sometimes vehicle data and maintenance history is part of the online data available on a truck being sold at auction. At least at Ritchie Bros.
     
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  11. Old Man

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    Except for time to checkout the truck further, it just a big a gamble buying from a dealer.
     
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  12. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    The op probably ain’t buying anyways……..
     
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