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Dump truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Jpeg lawn maintenance, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Jpeg lawn maintenance

    Jpeg lawn maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,638

    What kind of mileage can you expect out of a 3500 dump truck ? I am thinking about buying a dump truck tp pull the rig next year what kind of mileage can you get out of a gas dump pulling a trailer? anyhelp would be great thanks.
     
  2. xclusive

    xclusive LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,052

    I have a 2008 f350 and i get about 7-8 mpg depending on how much highway driving I do with a 6.5 x 12 tandem axle open trailer
     
  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    Im going to say 7-10. Plan for the low end. I think dump trucks usually have gearing that keeps mileage really close empty or towing.
     
  4. Jpeg lawn maintenance

    Jpeg lawn maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,638

    Thanks for the input thats what i have but its not a tandem
    Ya i would hope to get around 10 atleast.
     
  5. Jpeg lawn maintenance

    Jpeg lawn maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,638

    bumpp need more input.
     
  6. Jpeg lawn maintenance

    Jpeg lawn maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,638

    Bumppperrr
     
  7. Greenboy24

    Greenboy24 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 297

    My 550 gets about 11
     
  8. Jpeg lawn maintenance

    Jpeg lawn maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,638

    around town ? or just whenever do you pull a trailer.
     
  9. Greenboy24

    Greenboy24 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 297

    on average, there's trailer behind it more than 60% of the time
     
  10. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,806

    We get about 8-10 on ours at work. We have a 350 and a 450.
     

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