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Why no diesel's

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mikec_j, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. mikec_j

    mikec_j LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    With the price of gas these days why don't more guys run diesel's your supposed to get more hours out of them and better fuel economy??:
  2. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    Because they are more expensive up front, weigh more and diesel costs as much as premium gas here.
  3. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    have you seen the price of diesel lately?
  4. mowingtowing

    mowingtowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 226

    diesel here is 3.49, 20 cents more then premium, it should definitely be the other way though
  5. mikec_j

    mikec_j LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    Cant you get off road diesel it?
  6. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 781

    Becasue it it against the law to put off road diesel in your truck.
  7. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,322

    when i buy fuel and put it into my transfer tank and say its for off road use they give me .15 cents off. its still the same fuel as on road so why dosent every one just pump it into there truck after they leave?
  8. gorrell

    gorrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 536

    You might want to ask the friendly DOT man about using off road diesel in your on road vehicle. I'll bet he has a creative answer:laugh:............Lynn
  9. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,396

    i have never really seen any diesel truck out there that gets significantly better fuel economy then a V8 gas motor...all our powerstrokes are getting between 11-14 mpg; that, coupled with the upfront cost really isn't enough reason to go diesel, especially with the sky rocketing cost of diesel...the only diesel i personally have seen to get better MPG then its gas counter part is our 2006 Jeep Liberty Diesel.
  10. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 380

    when there is no wind and I am on a flat road, but 03 cummins will get 26 mpg. It will averages 22 mpg from Texas to Canada. and when i am pulling my 7000lbs trailer i will get 15 mpg

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