Towing Gas Milage

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

  1. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Have a 99 F350 7.3 powerstoke 373 gears with a programmer and bigger turbo gets 12-14 pulling the skid-loader +4600 Turf Shaper
    Never used it to pull the mowers
     
  2. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Posts: 2,824

    '03 F150 gets about 17 on the road and 9-10 pulling a 14' tandem axle trailer with two walkbehinds. This truck was in the shop a couple of weeks ago. Rented an '11 F150 from Uhaul for a few days. The computer said it got right at 13mpg pulling the trailer. It had a v-8 but don't know what size.
     
  3. mow4cash

    mow4cash LawnSite Member
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    2500 6.0 towing 7,000 enclosed. I'm hoping for at least 5mpg this year. I'll find out soon enough.
     
  4. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    I get a solid 10 pulling same weight, 6.0 gas 2500HD. Get rid of the lift you should get the same. A lift might look good but there are only disadvantages to having a lift kit in a truck you use for work.
     
  5. PLS-Tx

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

    Wow, that hurts the pocket book.:cry:
     
  6. Hawg City Lawns

    Hawg City Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,072

    2007 ram 1500 quad cab short bed 4.7l 2wd 3.55 gears 14.6mpg empty 13.8mpg loaded up around 2500 pounds all in town stop and go max speed 40mph
     
  7. IES

    IES LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 296

    6.0 supercharged gets me 10 if i drive nice but I usually have my foot into a bit much:)
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  8. DSF1983

    DSF1983 LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 32

    350 TBI almost 300K miles and I don't want to know MPG but whatever it is it is even out by the reliability of the motor. I did the stock EGR and MAP sensor and it was night and day.
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2011
  9. OmegaRed

    OmegaRed LawnSite Member
    from NE OHIO
    Posts: 191

    2010 F150 - 5.4 - 3.55 - Borla Dual Exhaust
    Tandem 16ft landscape trailer - equipment and 1800# ZTR I get around 12 - 13mpg
     
  10. M.M.A. Mowing

    M.M.A. Mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    05 ram 4x4 QC 1500 with hemi, unrestricted dual exhaust, k and n intake, flashpak setting to towing, pulling loaded enclosed 7x14 (5500lbs) I get 12 all day, unloaded I get 15, unloaded on performance mode I get 10.
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