450/550 4x4

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by GQLL, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. GQLL

    GQLL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 846

    Ok snow aside. Is 1-2 mpg all better were going to get out of a 2 wheel over a 4 wheel drive
  2. ShaneysLawnCare

    ShaneysLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 183

    depending on gear ratio in the rear end but if you go with high pay load capacity f550 the most you would see is 3 mpg higher at the most, I can get 13.5 mpg with my 4x4 empty with the 4.88 rear end if i take it easy otherwise empty its 11.
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,290

    I don't really pay much attention to mileage on the larger trucks, and they don't get that many miles.

    Your long term repair costs should be figured in as well, and they will be lower, possibly much lower than a 4WD.

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