Jump to content


Puppy Poster
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About travistodd1

  • Rank
    Engine Started

Profile Information

  • Location
  • Interests
    Providing for my family

Forum Info

  • Make
  • Model
  • Year
  1. How do I determine the GVWR on this thing? I found the sticker but there is nothing written in the space behind it. Its a 10 wheel with a 14 foot box. It has the Dayton rear type wheels and the standard 10 bolt type up front.
  2. Thanks for all the tips and info. I am still moving forward and taking care of the little things that it needs. I figure that it will need to be done if I sell it or keep it. It seems to have several minor things that I plan to address to get it up to spec.
  3. The only reason that I was looking at doing this is because of my particular area. There is actually a demand for it right now in my local area and does not seem to be a shortage of work. Thant being said, I don't know that there is enough in it for me to justify the expense involved and hours that I ill be using up. I was hoping to make this a profitable venture but am having second thoughts. Fortunately, I feel that with local truck prices being what they area I can make my money back easy enough on this rig.
  4. There are lots of used tire places around here and I can get pretty good deals. My thoughts are I would just like a set that will last me long enough to get this thing up and going. If it looks promising I can go out and get new tires that should last me a very long time. I am avoiding re-caps because I just dont see it being a good idea on a dump truck. I am looking at all insurance options right now and the bsolute chepest I have found is $282 a month. If I had this up and running full time that would not be a bad deal I guess but I suspect it will be slow to start. I have some very good leads on work right now but I have not comitted to anyone until I have the truck ready to go. And now it seems I have something else to check in to, Im not famaler with the IRS form that you just mentioned...probably another expense to deal with.
  5. So I recently had a great idea...I bought a dump truck. Here is my thought process, flawed as it may be. I have been looking for a way to make some extra money for my family and I. I grew up on a farm and have operated all kinds of heavy equipment and can pretty much drive anything. The problem was, I never really needed a CDL in such a rurl area so I never got one. I am now in the process and will have it shortly. My schedule will allow me to work my full time job and operate a truck 3 days a week. So I had been pondering this wonderful idea for a couple of days and as fate would have it stumbled in to one of those deals that I feel was so good I had to jump or loose out on it all together. I stumbled in to a guy who had a 1995 Mack RB690S 10 wheel dump truck for sale....cheap! He needed the money and the truck needed a little love. It is sounds and runs great! All brakes, hydraulics, lights, gauges and most other important things seem to operate as they should. I have a couple of brake lines that I feel should be replaced and it will need all 10 tires. Luckily, I think I can put a very good used set on it for about $1,500. to $2,000. A little cleaning and polishing and it should be ready to hit the road. After going to the local DMV and nearly falling out of my chair when I went to register it I went to insure it. The original quote that I received nearly trippled! I don't know why it was suddenly so expensive but I am starting to think that I may have bitten off more that I can chew. The truck will be paid for but the whole key to making money on this was low overhead. If I am going to be paying several hundred dollars a month for insurance, several hundred for registration and the total price that I will have in the truck I am starting to wonder. I am in the truck $5k right now not including the registration. Anyone have any sugestions? Thanks Travis
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help customize your user experience here on BMT. You can adjust your cookie settings to your preferences if you like, otherwise we'll assume that you're okay to continue.