@Gerasimek had a 26k COA unit for sale a couple months ago. The boom is WAY nice.
I'm in the same space as you, @Jehinten. Still looking for a 26k that I can stick a backpack toolbox, mini platform, and dump rolloff onto... They are either too expensive to buy outright, too inexpensive to get a loan on, or too costly to get financing based on my credit report. It's a crazy effed up world.
I bought this last winter. Mini platform with no loss of toolbox space plus 14' box. It's nice, but with the chipper it is 52' long. Isn't too big of an issue in my location. 33,000lbs though. I bought it and got the cdl with this truck after that. Had to go 4 times. Very much worth it. CDL is way better. Pain to get it but its worth it