Old, working truck for sale?

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  1. themetro

    themetro Bobtail Member

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    I'd like to take the plunge. Anyone planning to retire soon, who could sell me a pre-ELD truck? Maybe a trailer too. Presently pulling refrigerated, and thought I might stay with that. But I'm open to just about anything really.

    Maybe we can avoid getting off into the snarky ELD debate? No, I don't want to use paper log so I can dodge the HOS regs. Just want to keep it simple and low cost.
     
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  3. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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    Another driver at my carrier spent $800.00 for the system they used. Now they're changing to a new system, and another $800.

    They give me my logbooks, so no out of pocket for me.
     
  4. themetro

    themetro Bobtail Member

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    Not to mention the monthly service fee, although maybe for some the carrier pays it.
     
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    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    $100k, 99 Volvo and 2018 dry van
     
  6. Pamela1990

    Pamela1990 Heavy Load Member

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    I bet if you wait 10 to 12 months, trucks will be much cheaper.
     
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  7. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    I have a 99 FLD has 2500 miles on a new motor N14, 15 speed trans. All the bolt on components are new or rebuilt. Remaining 100,000 mile warranty good until June of 22.
    Not sure of the value in todays, market. Make an offer.
     
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  8. Don379

    Don379 Medium Load Member

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    Wishful thinking. But i wish were true. Old iron will remain steady or keep going up. People will spen whatever to get what the want. 10-12 months will be mor expensive. maybe in 3 years after next election but i doubt that too
     
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  9. Don379

    Don379 Medium Load Member

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    So you want someone to make you an offer and you dont know the current market? Wow ok. Thats pretty generous so ill play. How about 10K cash?
     
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  10. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    I'll take $65,000 for mine (tractor only). Clean 99 FLD120. Not perfect but a #### sight better than most of them you see out here. Clean engine approximately 650,000 on an inframe. Detroit diesel with more than enough power. Reman 13 speed 150,000 ago and brand new clutch then. Brand new CAC last year. A/C blows cold. Front and rear suspension rebushed last fall. Brand new leaf springs. New king pins, one new spindle left front. 8 brand new Goodyear drives installed last fall. 2 brand new 16 ply Michelin steers installed last fall. Tires wearing perfectly. Lots of new **** on this old truck. Can scale at least 47,000 lbs in that Great Dane reefer it's hooked to.

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  11. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    look on facebook marketplace.
    theres always older trucks on there,
    some of them appear to have been well maintained.

    not cheap though.
    If I were getting back into driving, Id not only get one old enough to be pre ELD, Id get one old enough to not have a computer on it at all.
    it would have mechanical injection.

    either a 3406 Cat or a 400 big cam Cummins and a 13 speed or 18 speed.
     
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