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Old 12-22-2008, 05:44 PM
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Sorry but if you think any 3/4 or 1 ton gas trucks will get 20mpg you will be very mistaken. Also new cars or trucks are expensive to fix if something goes wrong, with all the electronic controls that are there it doesn't matter if it's gas or diesel. If something breaks and warranty doesn't cover it, it's going to cost you if you can't fix it yourself. Look under any new 09 cars hood, it will take you 20 mins just to find where the spark plug are at.
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:53 PM
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the ford v 10 with an auto doesnt to to well on gas i have one with a 5 speed it gets around 13
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:55 PM
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I don't get it with these towing claims. A gasser tows just as well, and responsive unlike the lame diesel. For construction companies it may be worth while, but not for most LCOs.

Worst purchase I made in my life : a diesel truck.

Your an idiot. You think your f250 with the dawg of a motor 5.4 will pull with a Diesel? My dad has a new f250 with the 5.4, we hooked up the 28ft gooseneck(empty) and his foot was through the floor.
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Old 12-22-2008, 06:39 PM
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Man I think its funny how you guys that have absolutley no idea what pulling steep highway grades is all about complaining you can't go fast on flat ground without a diesel. Some of you guys are freaking clueless which makes me so frigging hard.

Most of you guys work and drive in a hill less areas or the steepest grade you have is 4 percent whoopy do. A Dodge Cummins doesn't pull the 10-12% grades any faster than a Ford with a V-10 or even a 6.0. A diesel will pull a load at lower rpm. Also if your truck can't handle the road or the load what is the use of having lots of power.

My brother has a 94 2500 4x4 with a 12 valve the absolute best mpg he has ever got out of the truck is 17 mpg he averages at most 15 mpg. My 03 F-450 6.0 weighs 3000lbs more than my brothers Dodge and I get 12 mpg loaded or empty.

Most of you guys are in the lawn mowing business or related business where your truck spends all its life on a paved road.

Got a question for you is your guys roads twisty enough that you only get 13,000 miles out of a set of tires. That is the average life span on a set of tires used on a srw diesel P/U.

Like I said I find it funny a bunch of babies crying that their truck can't go fast with a load

Try having 8000lbs of lumber on the back of a F-Superduty (F-450) Ford with 7.3 IDI power and climbing steep grades pushing 15 %. What ever a excavator can crawl up and build a road that is a residential driveway.

Most of you wouldn't ever do the jobs I have done with my trucks you would have chickened out.

Keep pushing your lawn mowers
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:27 PM
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6.0L Chevy V8 is very good if you want a gas engine. They are rating them now at 20 MPG highway (not saying you will actually get that, but maybe possible if you keep your foot off that accelerator). The Triton V10 is a good engine, but the MPG is pretty bad. If you are towing 12K LBS I would go with it. Maintenance costs on gassers are very low, just spark plugs, air filters, and other inexpensive things. Gassers are the way to go if you are in town for sure.
No 6.0 is rated at 20mpg...sorry. Youll have to prove that one.
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:46 PM
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Gasoline 6 speed Chevy/GMC 2500HD's kick butt. And I ain't paying a buck more per gallon compared to deisel. Highest resale too (even compared to Jap models).
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:09 PM
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That is true the 2500HD 4x4 6.0 Chevys are in demand. A friend of mine tried to get one and they are hard to find.
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:24 PM
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Wait hold on why are you on here then gravely rat? Just wondering cause it seems to me you are just a lumber jack and well this is lawn site? not lumberjack site?
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:57 PM
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Is Jerry Lee going to except the challege by Gravely Nut? When? Where? What time?
yea id like to see that 12 mpg on paper first.
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:04 AM
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Let me know when you want to meet me on I-77 at the VA/NC stateline northbound with a truck weighing the same loaded as my 8.1. Stock 3500s rated for the same load, 1 with gas and 1 with Diesel will change your mind. It all depends on engine HP curve, engine torque curve, tranny, and rear axle ratios. The Diesel may get better MPG but you lose on fuel cost. Same thing is being found out by people running E85 where it ends up costing more per mile than regular gasoline even though it is cheaper per gallon.


Examples:
Gasoline 8.1 getting 12 MPG burning $1.68 regular costs $0.14 per mile for fuel.
Diesel DM getting 16 MPG burning $2.37 Diesel costs $0.15 per mile for fuel.

so r u saying a race? or mpg war?
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