advice on gas or diesel, etc.

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Surferbum21, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. CuttingEdgeLandscapes

    CuttingEdgeLandscapes LawnSite Member
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    We run one gasser for mowing and it averages 6.5 mpg. But pulling with my '01 duramax I average around 22mpg with a 20' enclosed trailer. The repairs are usually a little more expensive but in the long run the extra money is worth it when you're getting 500k+ miles out of a truck. Even just doing estimates the mileage is at least mid 20's. I believe diesel is the way to go
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  2. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    I do not think you will get that kind of mileage out of a late model with all the emissions on them. I could be wrong.

    On the NPRs I am told to expect about 1 MPG better with the diesel.
     
  3. CuttingEdgeLandscapes

    CuttingEdgeLandscapes LawnSite Member
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    Around here most guys take the emissions stuff right away on the dmax's and get them tuned with efi live. Have you considered either the newer cummins or duramax against the powerstroke?
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  4. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    I suspect if I stripped the emmisions off a gasser it would get better mileage or more HP or both. Not sure about the program chief.
     
  5. CuttingEdgeLandscapes

    CuttingEdgeLandscapes LawnSite Member
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  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    So basically what you are telling me it to use a off road only vehicle to tow a trailer making 15 to 20 stops a day. I bet the turbo loves that
     
  7. CuttingEdgeLandscapes

    CuttingEdgeLandscapes LawnSite Member
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    I am not sure where off road vehicle only came into play here. Benefits of diesel or gassers are all up to what you as the owner are looking for.
     
  8. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you strip the emissions off the vehicle it is not street legal
     
  9. CuttingEdgeLandscapes

    CuttingEdgeLandscapes LawnSite Member
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    Right i agree with you on that. I am not saying to do the dpf delete kit. thats the reason why i will not buy a new diesel truck. stick with pre '09 and do not have to worry about about any emissions stuff. for the heavy hauling diesel is the way to go and for me even frequent stops mowing ill use it also because i can not justify the under 10mpg that we get with the gasser.
     
  10. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    There is no way you are getting 22mpg pulling a 20' enclosed. You might want to recalculate that.
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