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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    thats hand calculated. i have reworked it a few times. anywhere from 20-22
     
  2. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
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    Wow that's one special truck. My brother has an 07' Ex cab Dmax with 4;10 rears. 15 empty 10 to 12 loaded. 2 good friends with crew cab 2500's 06' and 08' both 4x4's pulling 18' and 20' enclosed, one does gutter work, the other a framer. Best pulling mileage reported by both guys loaded was 12mpg.
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  3. CuttingEdgeLandscapes

    CuttingEdgeLandscapes LawnSite Member
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    do they have programmers? i have efi live, banks bighead wastegate, h&s 7" air intake and 4 inch exhaust to 8 inch tip
     
  4. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
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    No they don't. I have XRT pro 5" tbe and s&b intake on my 2011 dodge. I get 20 empty and 14 to 12 with 18' open trailer.
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  5. CuttingEdgeLandscapes

    CuttingEdgeLandscapes LawnSite Member
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    before i got efi i got only 16 loaded. it made a huge difference. the link in the post above has that shop working on a efi tune for cummins. i couldnt even come close to this mpg in a gas 3/4 ton
     
  6. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
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    I look at gas vs diesel like 4 wheel and 2 wheel drive. Do I take full advantage of it all the time, no. When I need it it's there, like to haul 25,999 GCW I'd rather have the diesel over the gas.
     
  7. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    8/10 post in this thread pushing a product.

    Can we see some of your EQ and rig please.
     
  8. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
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    Who is pushing a product?
     
  9. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
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    Just look for me on 75 and 121 between McKinney and the Colony. White cc 2500 Dodge and dark grey 18ft open trailer with 2ft solid sides. Sometimes will be in the Purple Ranger pulling black single axle 12'. I'm not much on posting pics. PM me if you like.
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  10. precision8m

    precision8m LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you want good mileage, dont keep buying Ford. Cummins gets the best mileage and duramax is still better then powerstroke in mpg. That being said, I love the Ford trucks based on how they look, and the 7.3 is a reliable beast. Diesel is better than gas when it comes to pulling often, fuel mileage, and engine longevity.

    If you pull light and buy new trucks every 2-3 years then get a gasser. I am selling mine and will stick with diesel from now on. I get 13-15 pulling weight in city and have seen 27 mpg empty on a highway run. This is with a calibrated scanguage II which is very accurate. I have several mods on my truck which make a huge difference in mpg.
     

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