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6.0 engine MPG

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by wannabemowing, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. wannabemowing

    wannabemowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    I was looking at a GMC 2500 with the 6.0 in it and I was wondering what people get that have these for MPG? Looking for MPG numbers for city driving, highway, pulling, and plowing. Thanks in advance for the info!!
  2. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,986

    I have a '04 2500HD Ext. cab 4x4 longbed. I get just over 10mgp city driving. I am nearly always towing, or carrying 3,000-4,000lbs in the bed (fert tank). I have taken it on one midrange road trip, not towing anything and got just over 12 mpg. In the winter, just city driving, no towing, no plowing, I get a very consistent 11mpg.
  3. TimsLawnCareVA

    TimsLawnCareVA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    Local Chevy dealer let me test a 07 2500 reg cab long bed for a week last summer and it got around 10 pulling my trailer. I gave it back and bought a 00 F250 with a Powerstroke and am getting 15-17 mpg.
  4. wannabemowing

    wannabemowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    I didn't realize they get such low MPG but that dosen't really surprise me, anybody have the V10 in a dodge or ford? what mpg's do you get. I would like to get a 3/4 ton so I could put a plow on the front without beating up the truck like it would to a 1/2 ton. Maybe I will just have to go with a half ton for now since I can't afford much of a 3/4 ton especially with a diesel which I would love to have!
  5. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    My 07 Chevy gets around 9mpg average pulling a loaded 18' trailer. The 07 and up don't get as good mpg as the previous 6.0 engines.
  6. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 2,246

    mine gets 10 towing. 12 city. 15 highway. the v10 in the fords gets the at least the same but usually better plus more power.
  7. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    F350 4x4 Crew Cab V10. Truck with 2 people weighs about 7400lbs, with the trailer about 11,500.

    About 9 towing, almost entirely local with an insane amount of stops and starts. Occasionally a good tank in the high 9's, occasionally a bad one in the mid 8's.

    About 11 with no trailer, around town. Only time I ever do this kind of driving is in the winter.

    And about 14 on the open highway, no trailer, with speed below 65.
  8. nick858

    nick858 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    00 F250 ext cab V10
    8-9 towing 6k
    9-10 driving
    maybe 12-13 highway

    Also have an 04 F250 diesel, a little better.
    11 towing
    14 driving
    17 highway
  9. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    04 2500 4x4 ext cab short bed. 4.10 rear end pulling 18 open trailer getting around 9ish. just the truck with highway driving 14. tail wind downhill...14.
  10. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 901

    Wow the late models are getting the same mileage as my 16 year old 350 TBI engine with 250,000 miles on it.

    You'd think that in 15 years they would have improved mileage somewhat, at least unloaded MPG.

    If my engine ever goes I'll be buying a new engine, not a new truck.

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