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4 seasons lawn&land
02-05-2013, 09:51 PM
More and more talk around here about cabover trucks all the time. Does anyone have one 2009 or newer certified clean diesel and the mpg for that. My dad has an newer clean diesel NPR and says it atrotious on fuel but hasnt figured the numbers.

deerewashed
02-05-2013, 10:29 PM
i was told by the dealer that an 07 with a 12ft grain dump, gets around 14mpg. I was like "wtf?" I can give you a perspective though. an 06 crew cab 12ft mason dump gets 2x better mpg than a ccsb ford v8 gasser unloaded.(dont have mpg, just going off money spent a week on gas for each)

4 seasons lawn&land
02-05-2013, 10:35 PM
id be pretty happy w/ 14.

deerewashed
02-05-2013, 10:53 PM
My father wants to buy another for strictly deliveries, to and from wholesalers, etc. But the guys at the nursery told us the 4cyl. is way underpowered for strictly hualing. So i want to go to with either a c45/5500, or something like an fl70 or 4300. But we will see. the turning radius/visuals up front are to good to be true on a cabover.

4 seasons lawn&land
02-05-2013, 11:03 PM
I have a lot of miles in cab over box trucks but I was never loaded all that heavy. Usually just 2-3 k but the newer ones moved along just fine for me and I have a lead foot. The older ones were down on power and geared like tractors in early 2000's. They were kind of slow.

4 seasons lawn&land
02-07-2013, 05:51 PM
looks like first hand experience is limited for the late model trucks anyway. Does anyone think these trucks are really worth the same money as conventional cab trucks that have bigger motors. fuso's, NPR's, and dodge 4500's are all at 40 k even, maybe 39 on a leftover.

IngramLawnCare
02-08-2013, 12:48 AM
I have five NPR's. Without fuel additive they get about 9.2 mpg.-9.5 mpg or so. With fuel additive they get about 11.2 mpg. maybe.....The additive is a must!

TMAC669
02-08-2013, 07:32 AM
I have five NPR's. Without fuel additive they get about 9.2 mpg.-9.5 mpg or so. With fuel additive they get about 11.2 mpg. maybe.....The additive is a must!

What model year are your cabovers? I'm looking at a 2006 or 2007 model. What type of fuel additive are you using? 11.2 MPG doesn't seem bad when compared to a truck/trailer set up which gets about the same mpg hauling mowers around town.

BrandonV
02-08-2013, 03:49 PM
2013 cantor Super lawn truck 13mpg
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IngramLawnCare
02-08-2013, 04:12 PM
We use Diesel Fuel Supplement with Cetane Boost from Power Service. I would not operate any of trucks without putting that in as directed just before we fuel. We made a big difference.

4 seasons lawn&land
02-08-2013, 06:46 PM
I have five NPR's. Without fuel additive they get about 9.2 mpg.-9.5 mpg or so. With fuel additive they get about 11.2 mpg. maybe.....The additive is a must!

Those must be the new clean 5.2 liter? They are hard on fuel. I couldnt make that work for a lawn truck. If I get 9 with a gas truck/trailer, then 9 with a diesel is a definite hike is expenses.

4 seasons lawn&land
02-11-2013, 11:10 AM
seems like the new 4500 dodges will do 13 without 4wd

BrandonV
02-11-2013, 08:14 PM
They'll do it as a pickup but put a landscape/vanscape/dump on there and it's a different animal.
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4 seasons lawn&land
02-21-2013, 07:08 PM
well my dad got a new fuso canter 160 yesterday. It read 9.9 on the mpg read out yesterday. Today its up to 13.2. Its got less than 200 miles so I'll try to see how it does longer term. Id be happy to see 13. Anything better would be a bonus. It has a 16 ft referigerated box. This truck isnt for my business. Im still looking around but between the fuso and ram 4500.