1980 GMC 6000 4x4 welder service utility truck
Price: - Item location: Fulton, Missouri, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: GMC
- Model: medium duty
- Type: medium duty
- Trim: Sierra Grande
- Year: 1980
- Mileage: 156,600
- Color: Orange
- Engine size: 366 big block
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: orange
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1980 GMC medium duty1980 GMC 6000 with Marmon-Herrington 4x4 conversion (was once an Asplund truck, am second owner) I have owned this truck for 27 years and have finally outgrown it and moved to a larger truck so it's time to let my baby go (sadly). Was in use up to a few weeks ago when I loaded most of the tools onto my new truck so it hasn't been sitting idle long. Left the welder and cable spools on this truck for next owner. 4x4 was real handy in the quarry's when we had all that rain this spring. Fixed a couple of rust spots on the bed and gave it a paint job, newer seat and a scrubbing. This truck is ready to go to work, ust put your gas bottles on it, hose reel, ome cable on the spools, and tools and you are ready to make money or keep your own machinery in good working order. This truck is by no means wore out or junk, t was making me money right up to the day I changed over to my larger one. Short wheelbase makes nice tight turns. Now the details:
366 big block, ullet proof, lways starts even in -30 weather. Vacuum booster juice brakes. Double frame. Clark 5 speed tranny. Button clutch so it never gets hot or wears out. Transfer case, ront and rear differentials all Rockwell, ock outs on front. Utility bed is older than the truck but still has plenty of years left in it. Has drawers in one compartment for hand tools. Gang box hangs off welder on drivers side, able reels on pass side. Front winch is a Tulsa 20,000# 2 way PTO driven with 300+ feet of 5/8 crane cable. I have pulled the world around with this winch (60,000+ pound dump trucks sunk to the hubs, oad graders, ozers, arm tractors etc.) Rear winch is an electric Ramsey 8,000# with 1/2" galvanized cable with a tail wheel and short leader chain. Poles fold up and down with power and I have picked up 6,000#+ with it. A real handy work table on the rear with a removable vise. Extra lights to work at night or help backing up. I carried a ton of steel in the 6' bed for all the repairs I had to make in the field.
The welder is a 400 amp Miller Trailblazer with 10 KW power plant powered by a Wisconsin air cooled engine that I rebuilt a few years ago. Uses no oil, tarts right up and will weld all day long. Uses a little over a gallon of gas an hour. There is an air conditioner compressor I installed in the welder for air so there is air on board.
I am on call 24-7 and had to have my truck ready to go at a moments notice so I have always kept it in good repair.
GVW is 21,200, 000 front, 4,200 rear, ran it at 17,800# with 18,000# plates, bout nine feet and change tall, o need for a CDL. 900:20 tires are 50%.
I gave it new GM doors, windshield, rill, aint job, S mirrors, hot the rockers and doors with rust proof, and blasted and painted wheels in 1998. I have most of the books for the truck, quipment, pare parts, ew spare tire on freshly painted wheel, ull set of tire chains to go with the truck. Have jotted down most of the maintenance stuff I can remember through the years. I put in a couple of pictures of when it was still set up, pools, ottles etc. We've been through a lot her and I, 2,000 feet in the San Juan mountains, own to our hubs in cattle pen, kidding on black ice, pulling cars out of 3' snow drifts, oad graders down to there blades. I was always proud to show up to a job with this truck, onna miss her.