View Single Post
  #50  
Old 12-17-2012, 08:58 PM
burnthefurniture burnthefurniture is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 87
As others have mentioned, it really depends on the loads you're pulling, terrain, and mileage. All of my work trucks are gas powered chevys, but we are a relatively low mileage outfit (for example my 99 3500s have 80 and 81k miles). Gas mileage isn't great, but I tow 10,000# several times a week with that equipment. I typically average around 9 mpg towing, and 10-11 unloaded. Diesel would be better for gas mileage, but I would NEVER see that return on my investment, as every other component of the vehicle (frame, electronics, body, interior, front end parts, brakes) etc., wear out long before the motor ever would. I also like to rotate new vehicles into the fleet. My gassers are also very easy and cheap to maintain. Food for thought.
Reply With Quote
 
Page generated in 0.03286 seconds with 7 queries