/ Would you buy a 30 year old truck with 51 miles on it? #51
- Apr 3, 2016
- Gowanda New York
- New Holland Boomer 41
I manage our fleet of fire trucks/equipment in our local Volunteer dept. We have a 1993 International 4900 with a DT-466 and Allison 5 speed. The truck has 17,000 miles on it. It has had regular services and pump test etc.... Those DT-466's are bullet proof if all mechanical, same with the Allison. The 4900 is a rugged truck. I also collect antique tractors and heavy equipment. If a truck has 50 miles on it and sat indoors for 25 years, I doudt anything major is wrong. Check the air lines, hoses, wiring, and change the fluids & filters, check the gear lube and see how it looks...if dark brown and thick leave it in...it's ok. The suspension should be like new....Those bushings will likely be fine, the engine and tranny are new nothing to hurt. Radiator and heater core should be good. Remember the truck has 50 miles on it. No salt, no packed mud, etc. It's a new truck except for possible bad rubber and hose. There have been trucks that sat outside for 20 years and fired up and run right down the road with no real issues. Seen it many times.The truck will likey bring good money.