6.0 vortec?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by hoylebros, Jan 24, 2010.

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  1. hoylebros

    hoylebros LawnSite Member
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    What kind of gas mileage are you guys getting pulling mowers with the 6.0 vortec? Thanks
     
  2. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'd expect 12, at best out of mine if I drove like a grandma on a sunday drive..
     
  3. Lawn Man Dave

    Lawn Man Dave LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do a search on this...... more thread's on it then you can count :).
     
  4. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yea, i'd say 9-11 towing.
     
  5. 360ci

    360ci LawnSite Senior Member
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    11mpg towing 5K, 9mpg towing 8-9K. Cargo trailer adds more weight, and drag, so don't expect much better than 9-10mpg city/highway.
     
  6. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Man i really cant believe i want one of these engines... ha!
     
  7. hoylebros

    hoylebros LawnSite Member
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    thanks guys...pretty much it sounds like if you have a 3/4 ton or 1 ton your just not gonna get good mpg...sucks but thats reality!
     
  8. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Uh, well yeah!

    Its like getting 44s then complaining about road noise.. :hammerhead:

    Its the nature of the beast!
     
  9. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    I was down to 7.5 pulling my 16 foot lawn trailer empty down the interstate at 75. Was less then impressed to say the least. Get 11.5 or so in town without trailer. Definitely not a truck to buy for fuel economy.
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  10. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    4wd or 2wd?
     

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