gas mileage

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Forester, Mar 6, 2002.

  1. Forester

    Forester LawnSite Member
    from ms
    Posts: 2

    Okay Guys, I know somebody here can answer this question even though my Chevy dealership can't. I have a Z71 Vortec 5300, gas mileage rated at 15/18. I want to trade for a 3/4 ton Vortec 6000. How much am I going to be hurt by fuel economy? Since the government does't require fuel ratings to be posted for these, nobody seems to know what kind of mileage they get (or maybe they don't want to say). Thanks.
     
  2. jc1

    jc1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,570

    I have a 2500 hd 6.0l 4 spd auto 4:10 rear 4wd trailering on highway 11 mpg local no trailer 12-13 mpg.
     
  3. LAWnENFORCER

    LAWnENFORCER LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    I have a 99 2500 ext. cab 4x4. I just bought it in Dec. and I also get 11mpg in town and about 12 on the hwy. But if you have a "lead foot" expect a higher fuel bill .

    ps. watch out for those dam cops, they are also expensive. LOL

    Kevin Bender
    KB LAWN SERVICES
    central TX
     
  4. scottt

    scottt LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 269

    I just bought a 2001 2500HD with a 6.0 and an automatic and am getting 11 miles to the gallon. I am getting better mileage now than I did from my 81 chevy with a 305. By the way, I LOVE my truck.
     
  5. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    from the people i have talked to with that truck, most are getting right around 15 mpg.
     
  6. danzig

    danzig LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    A wise man once said "If you have to ask how this vehicle is on gas mileage, you can't afford it"
     

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