Here’s a dump truck to go with the Bobcat we featured earlier! In Connecticut, at more than 25 years old, this truck, for sale here on craigslist in the town of Monroe (near Bridgeport) qualifies for “classic” status. With only 18,000 miles, and looking very spiffy, it seems likely that this great looking truck will end up in the hands of someone will to put it back to work.
And this is a tough truck. It’s rated for 25,200 GVW, is equipped with the sturdy 366 cid gas engine, a 10′ Heil Dump body, 5 speed manual transmission with 2 speed rear, 4 wheel disc brakes, side boxes, Pintal hitch, and tow hooks.
The truck’s paint is very shiny, and according to its owner has never been used in winter and “drives like new”. It comes with the original build sticker.
Without doubt, this vehicle has lived a sheltered life. It’s been run and moved in the owner’s yard regularly. It will need some work done on the exhaust, but I had trouble decoding what the seller is saying about that.
There are certainly collectors out there who have the space for storing and maintaining big trucks like this one. $8,500 seems pretty reasonable, given the cost of trucks these days. A new dump body like this one will run almost the cost of the truck being sold here.
So is this beauty a collector’s piece or just an old dump truck that should get back to work?