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4 cylinder diesel pick-up heavy 1/2 ton

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by grass disaster, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,755

    yeah you wish

    this is what i'm waiting for

    like an inline 4 cylinder that gets 30 MPG highway

    something with enough torq to pull a smaller trailer

    i could get rid of my car.
  2. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    Mitsubishi used to have one in their mighty max. Not sure what the mileage was though. So did Isuzu.
  3. oldrustycars

    oldrustycars LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    my plan is to install a Cummins 4T-390 engine in a half ton pickup to see how that works. its just a 4 cylinder version of the dodge cummins. turbo versions are 120 horsepower.
  4. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    Too bad that engine weighs like 900lbs, I seen that 390 in a jeep it was sweet.
  5. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,848

    Isuzu, Nissan, Mitsu. and Toyota have 4 cyl turbo diesels running all over the world except the US, our gov. will never let them in it would be the death of the "Big Three" in truck sales .
  6. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    Maybe some of the guys in Afganistan will bring back some war trophies.
    A four door diesel 4 wheel drive would be sweet!
  7. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    The Isuzu NPR is a turbo/intercooled 4 cylinder diesel that's been around for years. If you guys want a light duty truck with low horsepower and decent mileage, buy an NPR. Everyone gets stuck on buying from Ford, GM, or Chrysler when there are other options available. Personally, my truck suits me just fine (for the time being, anyway) and fuel prices are what they are, but if you're really focused on economy, those Japanese trucks get the job done. I'll probably buy a Fuso next time around with a service body and let the drump truck be the fuel hog.
  8. Randy J

    Randy J LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    Jeep Liberty was produced with a diesel. I say was as the engine doesn't meet US emissions requirements and won't be put in the Liberty any longer. Jeep does plan to come out with a diesel Grand Cherokee though. Not quite P/U's, but I still like it.
  9. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    i had a isuzu deisel truck -got 30mpg city! they stopped importing them in the mid eighties so they are mostly long gone. great work truck
  10. notoriousDUG

    notoriousDUG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    I want to replace the 6.2L in my K5 with a 4BT. The only thing stopping me is that the little bastard wieghs over 200 lbs MORE then my 6.2 and makes only about the same power!

    The 4BT is a great motor but IMHO a little heavy for a stock 1.2 ton front end.

    I think as we see diesels evolve (they are already changing in how they are designed internally) and bio fuels become more prevalent we will see some very interestign motors in 1/2 ton and mini truck platforms.

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