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4 minutes ago, Cdfarabaugh said:

Those dashes are notorious for working and quitting.  Mine did it, but at least had an hour meter installed so I could verify it.  

Havent traveled for these as other part of the equation hasnt been discussed, but this one has all working

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Non-electronic for sure pre-1994ish, 1994 to 1997ish, you could get mechanical or electronic engine.  
Some of those trucks were used by utility companies, municipal work, bucket trucks, emergency vehicles and other low usage applications.  There are some low mileage unicorns out there.  

What was the truck used for in its past life?

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I've seen a few trucks from the 60s-70s with < 20K miles - usually a grain truck bought new & used on a small farm.  

I have a 1992 Ford Super Duty with 60K on it sitting in my yard now -  It started life as a Mobile Medical Testing truck - then became a Concessions truck for ice cream at local fairs.  Then sat for 10 years.

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1 hour ago, Sask466 said:

Non-electronic for sure pre-1994ish, 1994 to 1997ish, you could get mechanical or electronic engine.  
Some of those trucks were used by utility companies, municipal work, bucket trucks, emergency vehicles and other low usage applications.  There are some low mileage unicorns out there.  

What was the truck used for in its past life?

Can find a lot of '96-06   75-200K less than PU alone with 150K +

This particular one I believe is called bobtail or totter . From here no major issues are evident .

But at dealer so they got it super cheap.

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Found an 87 International S1700 with 49K showing , yes the odo worked

also found  a 93 S1700 with 68K on the odo , Jay C grocery box truck , yes it also works

then found a newer (not sure the model) with 565K and a 2016 466 , was a utility line truck , so who knows

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4700 and 4900 were very good trucks and the styling after them are wickedly ugly IMHO  the latest grille /hood looks like a low budget Hino without chrome.....just sayin🤓  

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My crane (boom) truck has low mileage but lots of hours. It drove to a job and sat there working the hydraulic systems.The hours can be deceiving.

a friend bought an old diesel fire truck for a gooseneck trailer hauler.

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Under 50K miles for a reason?....would find out once check dries.

So what is the best option for hauling and why?

XYZ + goosneck #4

IH goosneck #1

IH roll back ready to go 1/2 $ of above  #3

or #2

 

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I have a 4700 that also shows low miles, the odo works when it wants.

 I read someplace that a wire ribbon connector in the instrument cluster is the most likely culprit.

 Someday, when I am caught up with repairs (yea, right, this will happen) I will resolder the connection on the ribbon connector socket.

 

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3 hours ago, mmi said:

Under 50K miles for a reason?....would find out once check dries.

So what is the best option for hauling and why?

XYZ + goosneck #4

IH goosneck #1

IH roll back ready to go 1/2 $ of above  #3

or #2

 

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so what are you hauling and how often? if its occasionally the 1 ton with 5th wheel is multi purpose  with a nice truck but more money than my second choice being the black roll off if that's the actual truck

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On 7/9/2023 at 10:54 AM, mmi said:

Under 50K miles for a reason?....would find out once check dries.

So what is the best option for hauling and why?

XYZ + goosneck #4

IH goosneck #1

IH roll back ready to go 1/2 $ of above  #3

or #2

 

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Pic 4 is is nicest

Pic 1 is tough but rough vs a modern pickup

2.3 nice but limited unless you are only doing autos

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