F-650 Gas

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by scagrider22, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Did you geta rough mpg yet? That's an incredible empty weight especially for that heavy duty gallon body. What are the dimensions on the bed? My truck is 14500 empty so off the bat you're hauling 2500 more
     
  2. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not sure about the mileage, it's def not good... But that was expected. The bed is 10.5' long and the sides are 30" tall ( 36" gate) not sure how wide.
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  3. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    6 mpg around town towing and hauling.
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  4. Green-Man

    Green-Man LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ouch:dizzy:
     
  5. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The diesel isn't much better...
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  6. fordsrule

    fordsrule LawnSite Member
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    We were getting 4 to 4.5 mpg in the 09 Chevy 7500 with the 8.1 and 5+2 speed. It was set up with a tag axle and we were legal to 53000 with a tare wait of 21000. We probably grossed out around 80000 when loaded with material in the bed and Tri axle 25 ton trailer with brick and machines on it.
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  7. F4rm3rj03

    F4rm3rj03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks! Very valuable for me.
    I'm considering replacing our C5500 8100 that gets around 6.5mpg. The thought of a slight mpg drop for more capacity is exciting. Especially for the price you paid!
     
  8. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I currently have a c5500 with the 8.1 and the ford is a way more capable truck. You will be happy with the ford if the Chevy does what you need it to do.
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  9. hllc

    hllc LawnSite Member
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    Realize this is a old thread, but wondering how the truck is working out? Any issues, still have it?

    Thanks,
    Ryan
     
  10. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well I hit my mileage guess right on the dot, after 3 years of driving, it has 45k on it. Runs great no issues. Don't tell D.O.T but it even tows my 19k pound dozer no problem. Only thing that sucks is ford used really cheap paint on the fuel tanks, steps and battery box. They are peeling real bad and need painted, I might replace them with stainless steel.
     

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