Lets talk about box trucks

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by PLS-Tx, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    I spoke with a dealer today, he said the gas trucks get 7-11mph and diesel trucks get 9-15mpg.

    He also said some guys get 300k with the gas 6.0.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I disagree with him but like everything else you take good care of it it will last you a long time.
     
  3. Fresh_Cut

    Fresh_Cut LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm for diesel all the way. I'm eager to see what the fuel mileage will be when I buy one.

    I already have a gas box truck, Ford E350 w/ 5.4L and it has horrible fuel mileage.

    I'd love to have a truck that gets 14-15 mpg when loaded with all my light equipment.
     
  4. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
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    Well, he was a salesman. :laugh::laugh:

    I would love to get 14-15mpg also, sure would beat the 9mpg I'm getting now with my Dodge 6.7 pulling an enclosed trailer.
     
  5. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
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  6. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
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  7. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
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  8. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
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  9. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
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    These guys will make one for about 5-6k, I think, that's just the box. I don't see any pics on their site but I called and they said they can build one with the dovetail in the box.

    http://www.conyerscorp.com/dovetail.htm

    I found this truck for $11k, 04 GMC, gas, 110k miles, 16' box with 4' dovetail and ramp.

    http://www.truck-n-trailer.com/inventory/bigpicture.asp?ID=2374651

    Looks like a good deal to me, what do you guys think? Anyone know anything about this place?
     
  10. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
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