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Block Heater

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by pjhmth, Sep 24, 2002.

  1. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249



    I beg to disagree!!!!
     
  2. pjhmth

    pjhmth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I had a 2001 ram quad cab...5.9 liter...piece of crap that has 0 resale value....I also like the optional intermediate steering linkage that wore about every 4K miles
     
  3. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,412

    1500 watts. 1.5 kW/h. Here in the Northeast electricity runs close to 11c per kW/h. You do the math.
     
  4. MTS2357

    MTS2357 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    My math says $1.32 for eight hours.
     
  5. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,412

    I figure if someone plugs it in when they get home, or, say, after dinner, and leaves it til they get up and around the next morning, 12 hours for some? it will run them almost $60 a month. A lot of change figuring my electric bill rarely goes over $40/month...
     
  6. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    Which is why I wait for 20 degrees at night. During the winter it will be plugged in most any time it isn't running. I doubt I will see a big difference in my bill. During the summer I run my well a ton watering my trees. So it should come out about the same.
     
  7. pjhmth

    pjhmth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I suppose if you can afford the turbo diesel what's a little bit more a month to make sure it starts right up fully warmed.
     
  8. pjhmth

    pjhmth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I love the truck. Only issue like I mentioned earlier is scratches in the cheesy plactic instrument panel lens. Anyone know of a product to remove these?
     

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