what trucks get good mpg

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by candk, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. candk

    candk LawnSite Member
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    Im looking to wither get a gmc 3500 box truck with a 6.0 8 cylinder engine or a 2005 Isuzu NQR turbo diesel 4 cylinder. I was wondering your all's suggestions and what kind of gas mileage they get.
     
  2. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hate to say it but if you're looking to get a 1 ton, don't be concerned about gas mileage... you'll have ranges from 6-12MPG or maybe better with the NPR.
     
  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I'm not sure about the NQR but I used a NPR last winter to go to Dallas and back, got around 7.5 mpg.
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  4. edunigan39

    edunigan39 LawnSite Member
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    Cummins get the best fuel mileage pulling trailers.. but fuel / gas economy all comes down to the throttle and foot control haha
     
  5. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
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    I'm pretty sure the new Terra Star's are getting over 9 MPG hauling/towing.
     
  6. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
    Posts: 555

    that chevy can't get more than 6 in the city, 8-9 highway. The 4 cylinder diesel should do much better, up around 10-15mpg would be my guess.

    My 06 chevy 2500hd crew cab 6' bed get's 10mpg with the same engine, with the truck unloaded.

    -Michael
     
  7. agent walker

    agent walker LawnSite Senior Member
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    I get 11.8mpg in 2004 isuzu npr hd 4cyl turbo diesel 20ft box . But I'm sure it needs valve set, so that may help.
     
  8. smallstripesnc

    smallstripesnc LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a 1996 Cummins 12 valve ram 2500 and get 16-17mpg with winter diesel blend and get around 18-19.5 with summer blend diesel.

    Can't speak for the ones your interested in but I can tell you a 1 ton you won't get that good of fuel economy.
     
  9. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,231

    2002 toyota tundra V8 4.7L dual exhaust, volant air intake getting about 15 at best in suburbs w/ no trailer.
     
  10. baldoni

    baldoni LawnSite Member
    from SE PA
    Posts: 33

    The nqr would probably use half the fuel as the gas 6 liter. i have a chevy 3500 with 6.5 diesel, it uses very little fuel compared to other trucks.
     

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