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Towing Gas Milage

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by catchem27, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 867

    I had a 05 6.0 1 ton I put a programmer on it and it would pull a building down! I would put about 25,000-30,000 that thing and run 80 and never miss a beat. UnTIL the dumb thing cracked the head. I would 20 MPG empty no matter were I went.
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  2. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    I was thinking of a programmer but its just a work truck, I hate to even spend a couple hundred bucks on running boards,lol. I heard the 6.0L had weak cyl. head bolts and would crack when you started adding things to it. I keep hearing about a EGR delete kit but have no idea what it will gain. I can see a chip in order to save fuel and gain some more power.
     
  3. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 867

    The head mechanic at my dealership couldn't believe I got rid of it. I just didn't want something else to wrong ifi spent the cash to fix it. But he said if I would have put a EGR delete,a straight pipe, and a stud kit it would have last a long time. Wish I knew that then I would have kept that truck.
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  4. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,646

    My 2010 F250 with the V10 gets about 10.8 MPG pulling my trailer, loaded with a stump grinder, in town. GVW of trailer with grinder is just a little uner 6,900#.
     
  5. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    2007 6.0L Chevy 2500HD (NBS), 4x4, 3.73, ext cab, short bed...I get 17mpg highway (empty), 12-13mpg city (empty) and about 8-9mpg towing an 18' trailer weighing in at about 6000lbs.
     
  6. Cajun Cleanin'

    Cajun Cleanin' LawnSite Member
    Posts: 115

    12 to 14 with a 2010 ford f150 pulling 6 x 12 trailer.
     
  7. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Posts: 912

    You can probably expect 9-10 mpg towing. The OP said that his truck is lifted, and I assume that it has bigger tires on it too.
     
  8. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,385

    08 Cummins, pulling 8.5X20 enclosed with 9.5mpg. :dizzy:
     
  9. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    99 F350 5.4 5Speed stick 373gears Dually Flat bed pulling 7x 22ft 18k axles Goose neck hauling 3 DC mowers 10-12 mpg
    Hauling Skid loader and 4600ford with turf shaper 6-8 mpg
    Hauling nothing 16-18 mpg
    Pushing Snow I dont want to know
     
  10. buttaluv

    buttaluv LawnSite Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Posts: 526

    That's not to shabby pulling a trailer!
     

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