Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Mowman, Jan 30, 2001.

  1. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 553

    Do you guys worry about fuel mileage or do you just fill it up and shut up. What kind of truck are you running and what kind of mileage are you getting pulling your equipment? At the present time I'm using an S-10 2.2 Vortec 5 speed. Pulling my 5x10 and Walker I'm getting 22-25 MPG depending on the wind.
  2. trimmer

    trimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 293

    I have a 85 k-10 with a 350 and I get 8-10mpg. It is four wheel drive so that dosen't help much. Its cheaper than a new truck so I don't worry about it.
  3. Shack

    Shack LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    I have a 94 F350 that gets about 18
    A 94 chevy dump that gets about 12
    A NPR ramp truck that gets about 18 sometimes 20
    and a 85 crew cab Chevy 3500, this one is a gasser, it has good days and bad depending on if you have a trailer on.
  4. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    shack--are these diesels? please tell me they are. if you tell me they are gas I am gonna totally freak cause I don't see it!:)

  5. Shack

    Shack LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    yes they are diesels,
  6. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GA
    Posts: 1,671

    I have a 96 4x4 crew cab ps diesel, 97 4x4 ps diesel dump and a 2000 350 ps diesel reg cab. I get btwn 13 and 20 /gal. depends on if I'm pulling a trailer (enclosed 7x14 or 8x20) or just driving.

  7. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    I have a 99 F250 diesel:

    City Empty: 16.5 mpg
    Highway Empty: 20-21
    Towing loaded enclosed trailer: 12-13
    Towing Spraying Trailer: 15
    Wife Driving: 10
  8. powerreel

    powerreel Banned
    Posts: 481

    Damn! either you guys are 'catching the big one that got away' or maybe I don't know how to drive! even my ford aerostar only gets, maybe 20,with the seats out, and no traffic! the 2001 jetta gets 27! are diesels really that awesome? i never would have imagined.
    otherwise my f250 gets 8 or so, maybe 10 with new spark plugs going downhill,wind @ yer back etc.
  9. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    My 97 HD F250 351 4X4 gets 10 mpg pulling trailer and 2 Choppers.
    15 to 16 empty on the highway
  10. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    Our 1985 4X4 Dodge 318 gets 13 empty,
    around 10 to 11 loaded.


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