Gas or Diesel

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by texas, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
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    :) To narrow my last thread, I'm getting a XL Ford Supercab 4x4. Don't know gas or diesel. Gas mileage is a factor pulling a loaded 20x8. what is better a v10 gas or a diesel?

    thanks

    ps i plan to drive this sucker at least a dozen years.
     
  2. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
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    Go with the P/S. Even though fuel is a little more you will be glad you did.
     
  3. POPO4995

    POPO4995 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Power Stroke Turbo Diesel.........:usflag:
     
  4. Mr. Vern

    Mr. Vern LawnSite Senior Member
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    That's an absolute no brainer! Go with the Power Stroke. They are amazing. Everyone I have known that has bought the 10 cylinders have regretted it. They just don't make the extra power that you would expect from the additional cylinders. The power Stroke will outpull and outlast the gas motors by at least 3 to 1 and will get better mileage (although the fuel is currently more expensive) I can not stress enough how happy I am since I switched to Power Strokes. If you can find one, get the 6 speed manual as well. It's the perfect towing combo
     
  5. Luvs2Play

    Luvs2Play LawnSite Member
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    Not everyone, while I have no need for a PS, I have a V10 that pulls everything I need. The maintenance is less expensive too. While the PS will go 300k, I am expecting 200 - 250k. My 5.4 had 225k on it when I traded it in last year, never had been touched other than sensors and regular maintenance. The PS will outpull for sure, but the extra initial cost is not worth it for me. We only put about 80 miles per day, making 20 to 25 stops per day. I do like the PS, wish I had a use for one.
     
  6. ripple

    ripple LawnSite Member
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    Talk to your account about gas or diesel. The initial higher expense of a diesel will sometimes take around 100000 miles to recoup the cost in mpg. I traded my GM 454 fleet over to the Duramax. I now have one duramax over 120000 miles and it was a good economical trade. Not to mention the much higher torque for pullin heavy trailers.
    The newer diesel engine (2001-present) gets better mpg, has more torque, is quieter, etc than the previous years.
    The proven GM Duramax is a solid high performance engine that will provide high torque and high mpg, and years of trouble free miles.

    Good luck on your decision.
     
  7. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Posts: 680

    get the power stroke....its amazing
     
  8. Mr. Vern

    Mr. Vern LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not trying to start a GM vs. Ford debate, but I do have to say that it is gonna be very difficult to find a Ford XL SuperCab with a Duramax. Not to say that they are not good motors.
     
  9. ripple

    ripple LawnSite Member
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    True true true...but you can get a crew cab Chevy with a Duramax.
    Does @ord still make the powerchoke? I thought they were trying out a new 6.0L diesel?
     
  10. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Posts: 784

    the 6.0 is a powerstroke
     

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