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28.4 MPH average speed

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mike lane lawn care, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    ok so i calculated that through the coarse of my truck's life, it has had an average speed of 28.4 MPH. to do this you take the miles on the odometer, and divide it by the number of engine hours you have. to get the engine hours, press and hold the trip button on the odometer with the key off. i think my average speed is so low due to all the times spent off roading for 10 hours, covering 50 miles of ground.

    I have 130,000 miles
    4,752 hours
    28.4 mph
  2. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    driving miss daisy
  3. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,372

    Simply amazing. Were you drunk when you posted this thread too?
  4. SiteSolutions

    SiteSolutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,114

    wonder if that works on Fords?
  5. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    it should, or they have their own trick, but try it and see. my friend's 2007 chevy silverado has an average of 17.8 MPH!
  6. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,570

    Is there some sort of hour meter?
  7. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    if you press and hold the trip button for like 10 secs. (that little stick thing on the dash board next to the odometer) while the key is out of the ignition, it'll say the hours.
  8. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,690

    It displays hours on newer GM's by default, just like trip and odo. True use of diesel engines is better measured in hours rather than miles, as some do a LOT of idling, hence the hour meter typically not on gassers.
  9. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    My average speed is 22MPH. however it is for work only, it never goes on the freeway and plows in the winter. I bought it brand new as a 2nd truck lastyear. Its an 06 and already has 21k on it :(. But the f350 only has 63k miles and its a 00... but anyway plowing and city driving or just leaving it running makes it low.
  10. milsaps118

    milsaps118 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 559

    I got 30.57MPH. 140,125mi; 4583.5HR

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