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hoylebros
01-24-2010, 01:30 PM
What kind of gas mileage are you guys getting pulling mowers with the 6.0 vortec? Thanks

Junior M
01-24-2010, 01:41 PM
I'd expect 12, at best out of mine if I drove like a grandma on a sunday drive..

Lawn Man Dave
01-24-2010, 02:31 PM
What kind of gas mileage are you guys getting pulling mowers with the 6.0 vortec? Thanks

Do a search on this...... more thread's on it then you can count :).

rcslawncare
01-25-2010, 07:11 PM
yea, i'd say 9-11 towing.

360ci
01-25-2010, 07:23 PM
11mpg towing 5K, 9mpg towing 8-9K. Cargo trailer adds more weight, and drag, so don't expect much better than 9-10mpg city/highway.

TXNSLighting
01-25-2010, 11:02 PM
Man i really cant believe i want one of these engines... ha!

hoylebros
01-25-2010, 11:07 PM
thanks guys...pretty much it sounds like if you have a 3/4 ton or 1 ton your just not gonna get good mpg...sucks but thats reality!

Junior M
01-25-2010, 11:20 PM
thanks guys...pretty much it sounds like if you have a 3/4 ton or 1 ton your just not gonna get good mpg...sucks but thats reality!
Uh, well yeah!

Its like getting 44s then complaining about road noise.. :hammerhead:

Its the nature of the beast!

KS_Grasscutter
01-25-2010, 11:24 PM
I was down to 7.5 pulling my 16 foot lawn trailer empty down the interstate at 75. Was less then impressed to say the least. Get 11.5 or so in town without trailer. Definitely not a truck to buy for fuel economy.
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TXNSLighting
01-25-2010, 11:29 PM
I was down to 7.5 pulling my 16 foot lawn trailer empty down the interstate at 75. Was less then impressed to say the least. Get 11.5 or so in town without trailer. Definitely not a truck to buy for fuel economy.
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4wd or 2wd?

JBlawn
01-25-2010, 11:50 PM
I was down to 7.5 pulling my 16 foot lawn trailer empty down the interstate at 75. Was less then impressed to say the least. Get 11.5 or so in town without trailer. Definitely not a truck to buy for fuel economy.
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thats what i will be around mine is 4x4

OrangeToys
01-26-2010, 12:54 PM
i got 11-12 pulling a 18'6" bass boat to Canada and back at 70-75mph. pulling my mowing trailer 16ft 2 ztr ill get 8 in town.

justanotherlawnguy
01-27-2010, 01:56 AM
7.5 religiously! Does not matter if I tow 16 foot fully equiped enclosed lawn trailer or 14 foot dump. I get 195 miles per tank.

Truck is 4x4 with 33's also
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ruffs
01-27-2010, 12:09 PM
i have the new ly6 and get 15 stop and go hills and 17 18 long roads all with light mowing equipment (walk behind + 6-10 trailed with scag on it . cat get 20 hwy if i drive under 60