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Old 06-28-2013, 07:45 PM   #1001 (permalink)
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does that require any kind of special permit to drive on the roads? I don't recall anything while in the military, but they can usually do what they want regardless of what is allowed, unlike being a civilian.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:07 PM   #1002 (permalink)
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The M109 or the container dollies? The M109 is under CDL weight for DOT and other than a few places, can be driven without a CDL. The dollies are being used in the civilian world and are treated like a trailer as far as I can tell so not a big deal either.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:23 AM   #1003 (permalink)
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Not sure how much I'd like long-hauling with a front-steering dolly like that, but thanks for the post, as I've never seen those before. What's the going market value for one of those?
Me either. Would not plan on towing anything like that around with me everywhere I went, but seems like it might be a viable way to move a modular kind of basecamp around? Oh, and cheap. Cheap-cheap-cheap. How many people really have any kind of use for something like that?
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does that require any kind of special permit to drive on the roads? I don't recall anything while in the military, but they can usually do what they want regardless of what is allowed, unlike being a civilian.
Would be over-length with a 40ft trailer, but think that's about it.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:28 PM   #1004 (permalink)
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I heard they are terrible towing....A post on SS I think, might be talking about an older version of the dolly, but just FYI
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Yeah, I read the same thing when I was doing some research about them over on steelsoldiers. And it's the older version that I'm interested in. The newer version is cool because it's already set-up to haul shipping container, so doesn't need to be modified. But it's also more complicated, and has a diesel engine to power the hydraulics. Would rather keep it simple/manual.
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When do you think you will get tired of living in the deuce? Wife layed out her latest retirement plans and it involved an RV.
"a cool one like the guy from pirate"
We are a good ways off, but go ahead and put me down as first in line for it
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Probably whenever I find a piece of land where I want to build a house. But then I'm going to drop the box and put the deuce to work hauling building materials and will still be living in the camper until I get a shop built. Can't see getting rid of it any time soon, but did almost buy a 5-ton last week. That's the way to go and there are some really nice ones coming through surplus right now, selling cheap.
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Do it. They are a lot more driveable and are almost fast. I picked one up last month as the base of an RV build.
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I am not sure if I'd want to wheel one though, they are bigger and heavier than your duece by alot.
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Not to replace the deuce, but a 5-ton tractor would sure make a nice addition to the caravan.
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2025. I will buy the box, dont let the dogs poop in it too much
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Not to replace the deuce, but a 5-ton tractor would sure make a nice addition to the caravan.
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wheres a good place to look at buying surplus 5tons in ca?
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wheres a good place to look at buying surplus 5tons in ca?
The only place is GovLiquidation.
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The only place is GovLiquidation.
figured there were some companies like 100dollarman.com reselling them to the public
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figured there were some companies like 100dollarman.com reselling them to the public
Walker auto wrecking in hesperia ca. Has lots of 5 tons.
760-244-8060. His name is Dave.
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Whole mess of 5-tons coming up for auction across the country: Event Details - Government Liquidation
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If you're financing my fleet...
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Been watching all these auctions for months. There were some really nice ones last week that ran outta my price range. Can't really afford to buy another vehicle right now, but think it would be worth stretching things to make something happen. On my way to Herlong tomorrow to go pick up a brand new pair of MRAP axles. No idea what I'm going to do with them, but they're selling so cheap couldn't pass them up. Govt spent over $35,000 on that pair of axles and I paid... $300. And people are buying them just to sell them for scrap. What a shame.
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What are the 5-tons going for? I'm assuming they'd go for less than the 2.5-tons? I don't know...
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$3500 to $5500 for a Cargo truck, $8000 if it has a box on it, the M931 tractors go for $3000 to $3500, dumps are somewhere in between. The 11r20 shod trucks are a hair less, the 8.3L 14r20 trucks seem to command the most. The trucks with an obvious rebuild go for more and there are deals in between. I got mine for cheap cause the paint didn't match. It has brand new XZL tires, 4 new batteries, and half of a rebuild. A buddy got a fresh rebuit truck for cheap does it wouldn't start, never mind the "no fuel" tag on the windshield that took a jerry can to fix.

Buying private is nice because you hoped they shook it down and got it running before you get it. With a duece being so old and having been sitting for so long I could see it being worth it. My 5 ton was built in 1990, has 58K miles and was turned into the rebuild depot in mid 2011 so I didn't see the private seller premium worth it.
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What kind of mileage does a 2.5 and 5 ton get?I have heard every thing from 3 to 12 mpg.Also,what years and engines are good for waste veggie oil?I am considering one to pull a large boat with and haul break downs back home.
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What kind of mileage does a 2.5 and 5 ton get?I have heard every thing from 3 to 12 mpg.Also,what years and engines are good for waste veggie oil?I am considering one to pull a large boat with and haul break downs back home.
With 4000 in the bed and flat towing a Jeep, with super singles, on straight road diesel and cruising mild mountainous terrain between 52 and 57 mph, I see 10 mpg.
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With 4000 in the bed and flat towing a Jeep, with super singles, on straight road diesel and cruising mild mountainous terrain between 52 and 57 mph, I see 10 mpg.
Are you running both rear axles or bobbed?I like those super singles but the price of wheels and tires are a bit spendy.
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2.5 or 5-ton, and which version?
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Are you running both rear axles or bobbed?I like those super singles but the price of wheels and tires are a bit spendy.
Both rear axles - this is a stock truck.
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2.5 or 5-ton, and which version?
Sorry, it's a '70 M35A2. Non-whistler although I have a C turbo sitting on the bench.
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