desiel or gas

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by dudley, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. SimonCX

    SimonCX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 731

    Sorry but if you think any 3/4 or 1 ton gas trucks will get 20mpg you will be very mistaken. Also new cars or trucks are expensive to fix if something goes wrong, with all the electronic controls that are there it doesn't matter if it's gas or diesel. If something breaks and warranty doesn't cover it, it's going to cost you if you can't fix it yourself. Look under any new 09 cars hood, it will take you 20 mins just to find where the spark plug are at.
  2. jd270

    jd270 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    the ford v 10 with an auto doesnt to to well on gas i have one with a 5 speed it gets around 13
  3. davis45

    davis45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 985

    Your an idiot. You think your f250 with the dawg of a motor 5.4 will pull with a Diesel? My dad has a new f250 with the 5.4, we hooked up the 28ft gooseneck(empty) and his foot was through the floor.
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Man I think its funny how you guys that have absolutley no idea what pulling steep highway grades is all about complaining you can't go fast on flat ground without a diesel. Some of you guys are freaking clueless which makes me :laugh: so frigging hard.

    Most of you guys work and drive in a hill less areas or the steepest grade you have is 4 percent whoopy do. A Dodge Cummins doesn't pull the 10-12% grades any faster than a Ford with a V-10 or even a 6.0. A diesel will pull a load at lower rpm. Also if your truck can't handle the road or the load what is the use of having lots of power.

    My brother has a 94 2500 4x4 with a 12 valve the absolute best mpg he has ever got out of the truck is 17 mpg he averages at most 15 mpg. My 03 F-450 6.0 weighs 3000lbs more than my brothers Dodge and I get 12 mpg loaded or empty.

    Most of you guys are in the lawn mowing business or related business where your truck spends all its life on a paved road.

    Got a question for you is your guys roads twisty enough that you only get 13,000 miles out of a set of tires. That is the average life span on a set of tires used on a srw diesel P/U.

    Like I said I find it funny a bunch of babies crying that their truck can't go fast with a load :cry:

    Try having 8000lbs of lumber on the back of a F-Superduty (F-450) Ford with 7.3 IDI power and climbing steep grades pushing 15 %. What ever a excavator can crawl up and build a road that is a residential driveway.

    Most of you wouldn't ever do the jobs I have done with my trucks you would have chickened out.

    Keep pushing your lawn mowers :laugh:
  5. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,463

    No 6.0 is rated at 20mpg...sorry. Youll have to prove that one.
  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,956

    Gasoline 6 speed Chevy/GMC 2500HD's kick butt. And I ain't paying a buck more per gallon compared to deisel. Highest resale too (even compared to Jap models).
  7. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    That is true the 2500HD 4x4 6.0 Chevys are in demand. A friend of mine tried to get one and they are hard to find.
  8. ryry278

    ryry278 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    Wait hold on why are you on here then gravely rat? Just wondering cause it seems to me you are just a lumber jack and well this is lawn site? not lumberjack site?
  9. Jerry Lee

    Jerry Lee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    yea id like to see that 12 mpg on paper first.
  10. Jerry Lee

    Jerry Lee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    so r u saying a race? or mpg war?

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