Real world MPG for the new ford 6.2 gas, and 6.7 diesel. For those you use it to tow.

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by southernturfpros, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. southernturfpros

    southernturfpros LawnSite Member
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    Want to hear some real world stats from guys who own these truck. I'm gonna be getting a new f-350 this summer and just wanna here from you. I'm real good buddies with the fella's at weedman lawn care in Roswell. All they use is the f-350 gassers, but those guys dog those truck and leave them idling most all day. They get about 8mpg. So who tows and what's your mpg??
     
  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    What are you towing
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  3. WorldsStrongestLandscaper

    WorldsStrongestLandscaper LawnSite Member
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    1 2013 f350 crew dually average 12 mpg pulling 14k lb dump trailer...2014 f350 single cab dump pulling chipper 7500 lbs 13 mpg ...2015 f550 12' rack body 14 mpg drive hard push the pedal it drops to 2-4 mpg just like anything...drive like a pu$$y get upwards 18-25mpg
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  4. southernturfpros

    southernturfpros LawnSite Member
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    Now I tow a 7x14 and a 7.5x18 tandem axle trailers. Both open. Gonna be getting an 8.5x18 enclosed here soon once I get the larger truck. I also have a 200 gal space saver sprayer I put on a trailer but wanna out in the bed of the truck so I can free up trailer space. On my mowning trailer I have a 52" Exmark vantage, 36" turf tracer, Exmark 30", walker mower, and c-27 tru cut. Can't tow all that and have my sprayer aswell. I have a f-150 and a dodge ram 1500 now. They both drink gas when towing and struggle when fully loaded. Getting around 9-10mpg. Want more power and mpg!!!!!
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  5. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would go with the 6.2. 6.7 is to cost effective anymore. You're not towing heavy and gas is better on a mowing route
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  6. southernturfpros

    southernturfpros LawnSite Member
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    I know the 6.7 cost more up front and maintenance wise. But if it could get 3-4 mpg better than the 6.2 I would be worth it for me I believe. I drive 600 - 650 miles a week April through October. Then November through March all my yards are biweekly except for a couple commercial. Paying the extra up front isn't my main concern. It's the paying at the pump I wanna cut down on. Gas here is $3.51, diesel is $3.74.
     
  7. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    You're not going to save that much hauling mowers around. And then def fluid as well

    Diesel is 4.09 vs 3.53 for gas here
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  8. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    2012 f250 super cab 4x4 with the 6.2 gas,373 rear. 17 k on it, truck will be 1 yr old 6/14/14.

    Pulling 16 ft open trailer with Gravely 460, Gravely pt 52, and Snapper Pro 36" wb. With the exception of 2 large accounts I run in a 20 mi radius with lots of stop/go/idle and get 9.5 to 10 mpg.

    On a 32' gn trailer pulling tractor and 10ft cutter total trailer wt loaded at 16k it gets 8 to 9 mpg. After 6k mi I upgraded the 245/70/17 tires to 285/70/17 and it dropped the avg mpg .5.
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  9. allagashpm

    allagashpm LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have an 11 350 srw with 3.73. Towing about 3k on a mowing route I average 11. Towing 7-10k in my dump trailer I average 9-12 since it is less stop and go. Regular unloaded I am closer to 14. I had a diesel I dont miss it I dont think mowing routes are really ideal for them. If you routinely tow over 10k sure get one but this engine pulls hard I have not been disappointed
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  10. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    2012 f550 bucket truck with no trailer I get 6-7mpg with the 6.7 diesel at work. About 2 hours idle time with pto a tank I average city. I averaged 11mpg on I95 going to storm for Sandy FL to Penn @ 63mph drafting behind a ton of international's that max out at 63mph. I'd get the gas truck. You can buy a ton of fuel for the 10k cost of Powerstroke. The truck does ride out like a beast compared to the old 6.4 I had before this. I had a 6.0 auto a long time ago and thought it was strong but that was coming from a PSD 7.3 6 speed manual. The auto held boost so it was a night and day difference that really isn't comparable with a turbo. Those numbers are off the on board computer and a simple mileage divide by gallons at the pump. The computer read slightly higher about 10% off.
     

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