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Best MPG tow vehicle

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,597

    In light of retarted gas prices does anyone here ditch the truck when theyre towing light? I am wondering what the best 6cyl would be to tow the a 6x12 with 1 Z-turn and a weedwacker. I was thinking, maybe a Grand Cherokee, 4 Runner, Land Rover LR2, Trailblazer etc I have a 07 Silvey 2500 hd which I dont need alot of the time and it gets 13mpg NOT TOWING!
  2. Wrobel#1

    Wrobel#1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 114

    I would stick witht he truck you have. I have a Ford Explorer 6 cyl andit get about 15 city. Its not worth the extra investment I think. If you have a diesel thats another story
  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,597

    its a gasser thank god.
  4. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,785

    if it was a diesel you'd be getting 14-15 town, 19 highway
  5. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 939

    Get an old diesel 2wd truck just for pulling/hauling, keep your truck as a personal vehical.

    I wish the emmisions allowed smaller diesel trucks like the ranger td used overseas. There cool trucks with a 3L motor, GREAT milage, and could still be a workhorse.
  6. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,372

    Don't get a diesel unless you like paying over 4.00 per gallon to fill up! Take it from me, i know!
  7. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,597

    NO way! No diesels, I'll stick with 13city 16 highway. I might get one of those diesels you were saying they use overseas if they got 20 mpg minimum and if they were offered here... but theyre not, oh well.
  8. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    I would not pull a trailer at all if peak MPG's were my concern.

    I would put a flatbed on a truck and load that with equipment.
  9. Blueribbonlawns

    Blueribbonlawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 409

    Diesel vs gas, it's not that much of a difference when your pulling a trailer because i get 13 in town pulling my 18' trailer 3100lbs a walker 1000lbs and 36'' walkbehind 400lbs + collecting grass on every lawn ect...
    But i have a newer diesel so i bet that helps alot,
    For your case id stick with the truck you have now you will hate having a suv it's not the way to go.
  10. verant

    verant LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 484

    i used to pull my 6x12 with a z and trimmer on it with a 4.0 grand cherokee. it was fine for in town. but when u want to get accelerate into traffic on a highway or interstate, its tough on it. rpms shoot to high i think, tough on the engine. i enjoy my f150 v8 now. when the grand cherokee is workin that hard, u really don't save on gas mileage at all.

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