74 Ford twin screw, 18 ft aluminum bed
1974 Ford L900, twin screw, V8, 5 x 3 transmission, 18 ft aluminum bed, 2 cylinder hoist with stabilizing scissor, cargo doors. $11,000
That's the specs, here's the details. I bought this a couple years ago. It's not a highway truck, but it's a good farm truck. We are upgrading our fleet. I bought a 97 single axle tractor and we are either going to lengthen the frame and put a twin screw under it and move the bed and hoist off this truck to it, or we're going to buy a short trailer. We've talked it to death, which way to go. For us it's $1.00 one way or 4 quarters the other.
I'd rather buy the trailer and leave this truck together. She's a good old girl, for some reason everyone who drives it comes back smiling. But I can't afford to do both. I kind of stumbled into the 97. I wasn't really thinking of doing this at this time ... I have 4 brand new 10.00 20 tires for this truck waiting to be mounted! I'll throw them in, since they don't fit the new truck.
I am in southeast Illinois, if you follow the Illinois/Indiana border south until it wiggles we're about the third curve. About 20 miles south of I-70, about 3 miles west of the Wabash River.
Call me on the cell phone at 217/822-4963 (keep in mind coverage is a bit flaky here) or drop me an email at MikeBumpus@gmail.com . All my photos of it right now are "action shots" but I will take some more.
Mike SE IL
Re: How many bushels does it hold?
That's like asking how many shells a shotgun holds ... 3 if the game warden is around, 5 if he's not. In Illinois I think it will legally hold about 570. Looking at the scale tickes for the west 80 this fall it held 561, 571, 560, 573, 631 .... oh yeah, I remember that load, that was just before SIL and I had a discussion about overweight fines. Empty weight isabout 17,000
Re: 74 Ford twin screw, 18 ft aluminum bed
good questions I don't have good answers for right now. Engine is a big V-8 ... but I never can remember exactly what size it is. It's bigger than a 454, I know that. I've been told the heads are heavy enough a mechanic cannot handle them by himself.
I can get the mileage off the odometer, but the dealer I bought it from would not verify it as accurate so I can't either. Yes, it has air brakes. And all the reat cans are spring loaded safety brakes. One of my idiosyncracies is when I back up to an auger and pop the yellow button the truck does not move. I spent too many years fighting cable operated parking brakes and some things I just will not put up with anymore.
Gotta run, it's time for church. More later.
OK, so I'll lower the price
I don't know what it's worth, but you have to start someplace. I have lowered the price to $11,000 and I keep my 4 new 10.00-20 tires. I'd consider a trade for a decent short hopper trailer.
Oh, to answer a question, engine is a 477. Carburetor has been rebuilt recently by a local mechanic who know carbs.