Diesel MPG poll

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bugspit, Nov 22, 2004.


Diesel Gas mileage numbers

  1. 8 mpg or lower

    2 vote(s)
  2. 12 mpg or lower

    16 vote(s)
  3. 16 mpg or lower

    29 vote(s)
  4. 17 mpg or higher

    30 vote(s)
  1. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 767

    what's your average?
  2. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    I usually get around 15-18 on the highway without the traielr but only like 12-13 with the trailer. I think it's very good but the cost of diesel here is $2.19 which is ridiculous so it ends up pretty much spedning the same amount on fuel a week compared to a gas V8 or V10.
  3. twwlawn

    twwlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    On the highway, I'm getting 18 - 19 without a trailer. With the utility trailer 14 -16, the dump trailer 12 - 14.
  4. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    Since i am looking into getting a diesel. Would ya'll say what kind of truck you have along with you MPG post please!!
  5. kickin sum grass

    kickin sum grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 628

    98 chevy 6.5 turbo
    17 mpg always no matter how it is driven (of course i only drive it one way)
  6. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    my dodge gets 11-12 pulling 7x14 enclosed around town, empty on hwy I get 22-24 mpg
  7. Dig-it Landscaping

    Dig-it Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    i get 16-17 pulling a loaded dump trailer around town. 24 mpg highway empty. Cummins power!!!
  8. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    I agree the price of diesel is more than regular, but last year , with the gasser 1/2 ton gmc, I would have been spending 70.00 plus a week in fuel, as compared to around 25.00-30.00. payup I am so glad I got me a diesel truck, plus I love the sound of the engine... :cool:

    I am getting around 17-20 mpg pulling a 16ft open trailer and equipment, that is city and hiway, on the highway though, most of it is stop and go traffic, and then going 65-70 mph when it opens up. :waving:

    SHERRILLFDLS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    I have a Nissan UD Truck Diesel with a 16' Landscape bed that I haul about 3000lbs with and I get about 13mpg around town.
  10. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,309

    I was getting 16 mpg with the 16' trailer and since I went up to 265 tires from 245 tires it has DROPPED :angry: to 15 MPG. It's still much better than the 9-10 I was getting with the 350 gasser. I'm pi$$ed that diesel is so much more expensive than gas though. I thought diesel was easier to refine than gas and therefore cheaper. Must be those damn TAXES.

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