Re: F800 dump truck purchase and transport
Thank you guys for your input! 35,000 pounds unladen is what was printed on his California registration. An obvious gross overstatement, Since the nameplate GVWR is 33,000 pounds. I guess some operators do that sort of thing to make sure they never get an overweight ticket or something I'm not a trucker.
I went ahead and referred the issue to my shipper to see what they came up with . After viewing multiple pictures of the truck inspecting the nameplate and so forth they decided on 20,000 pounds empty weight. In the final that was their determination so I hope they don't try to come back at me if they get popped at a scale overweight!
Either way I am very very thrilled to own this truck it's everything that I wanted!
To geek out for a second here's the specs on the truck
1990 Ford F800 dump truck with a 7.8 L turbo diesel.
10 speed manual transmission five on top of five.
Dump bed powered from PTO
Electric brake controller installed
Air hitch and air tailgate
70% tread on all tires
Duel 60 gallon diesel tanks
Inset smaller dump door on tailgate