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dodge 5.9 mpg

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by EXR, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. EXR

    EXR LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    I'm curious what crews with dodge truck and landscape trailer are getting for avg city pulling mpg's. Mon-Fri in town site to site travel.
  2. dieseltech

    dieseltech LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 651

    I got around 18 but that was with a modified truck in the city. Highway was close to 23. 24 mpg
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    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,223

    gas or diesel?
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    My 95 SLT Laramie King Cab 5.9L Gas gets 10 mpg trailered.
  5. EXR

    EXR LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    5.9 diesel
  6. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    Average work week I usually see 12-13mpg with my 06 dodge, 17 foot enclosed trailer, 3 mowers, etc. all adding up to about 6000#. Was up around 17mpg last weekend pulling a very light boat and camping gear for 200 miles but quickly plunged to 12.5 after working 200 miles this week.
  7. cuttenup

    cuttenup LawnSite Member
    from NETN
    Posts: 132

    2002 5.9L Cummins! 18 MPG pulling my 16ft trailer loaded down!
  8. Casey'sLM

    Casey'sLM LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    1994 5.9 Cummins 19 MPG. Not to sure about pulling a trailer probably 17-18
  9. groundskeeperllc

    groundskeeperllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 728

    I have a 05' 3500 single wheel 5.9 and i pull a 20' gooseneck with lots of stuff on it and i get around 16-18 around town and I without trailer on highway doing 75mph i can get between 32-35mpg depending on wind direction. I havent had mine tuned yet, but I have a K&N air filter and I run Mystery Marvil Oil in my fuel.
  10. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    Hahaahahaha, Im guessing you meant 22 - 25mpg bc. there is no 1 ton truck that gets 35 mpg, not even remotely close.

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