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2010 f-350 mpg

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by rungreen, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. rungreen

    rungreen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 187

    Looking at f350 dually 4x4 diesel, how bad is the mileage. I can take anything over ten, but any worse it is hard to justify the diesel.
  2. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 867

    My fathers company just bought him a crew cab one ton 4x4 he said he's is getting 12mpg but he only has 1800 miles on it. As that truck gets older it will get better. I have a 6.0 when I got it, it only would get 11mpg now I get 20mpg.
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  3. greengiant9963

    greengiant9963 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 761

    Just curious how many miles do you have on it. My 2006 F350 has 90,000 on it and I am pulling around 6,000lbs. I am getting just under 10mpg. Was thinking of going v10 but went diesel for the the fuel savings. Now I am wondering where the savings are. Don't get me wrong I like the truck but was hoping to get at least 12 to 13mpg. What do you think about a banks kit??
  4. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 867

    I strongly recommend not doing nothing with a chip or programmer I had a bully dog and now I have a blown head! But mine has 150,000 when I got it it had 70 and was only getting 11.
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  5. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Posts: 2,328

    check out the dieselstop.com

    i have an 09 350 srw and get 14mpg combined, i do about 50/50 driving now that im out of school.

    when i was doing more highway i would get 16-18 on the highway if your easy on it.

    if you like the power then you can easily be seeing 10-12mpg consistently.

    with a dually and the 3.73 or 4.10 rear you will most like be able to squeeze out around 12-14mpg consistently if you are easy on her.

    or if you dont care about warranty, pull the dpf and crap, get a spartan and see 18mpg easy.
  6. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 867

    I forgot to mention my a DRW.
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  7. TimTim2008

    TimTim2008 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,772

    ONE DAY, they will make a truck that gets 30mpg, and can pull 3000lbs!..

    one day.. i tell you!
  8. Knight511

    Knight511 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 207

    Funny thing you say that... Ford is releasing all new engines for the light duty trucks in 2011... they are starting to push for higher fuel mileage vs JUST raw power. The engine replacing the 5.4L is actually going to be a V6, a derivative of their new "Ecoboost" engines in the cars. It is going to be a twin turbo V6 will all the power of the big V8 when you need it but the mileage of the V6 when you don't. I am waiting for one of them to put a smaller diesel (I don't know... like a 3-4L) into a "light duty" F150/C1500 chassis to get better mileage.... it should pull all the weight needed yet still get respectable mileage on the days you aren't towing.
  9. Circle 4 Ranch

    Circle 4 Ranch LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 21

    Not with this EPA we have now you won't.
  10. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,635

    2010 models are extremely hard on fuel with the diesel motors. I've had one for 2 yrs and just traded up to the new 2011 f350. Big difference in fuel and the power.

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