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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bugspit, Nov 22, 2004.
what's your average?
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.
On the highway, I'm getting 18 - 19 without a trailer. With the utility trailer 14 -16, the dump trailer 12 - 14.
Since i am looking into getting a diesel. Would ya'll say what kind of truck you have along with you MPG post please!!
98 chevy 6.5 turbo
17 mpg always no matter how it is driven (of course i only drive it one way)
my dodge gets 11-12 pulling 7x14 enclosed around town, empty on hwy I get 22-24 mpg
i get 16-17 pulling a loaded dump trailer around town. 24 mpg highway empty. Cummins power!!!
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. I am so glad I got me a diesel truck, plus I love the sound of the engine...
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.
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.
I was getting 16 mpg with the 16' trailer and since I went up to 265 tires from 245 tires it has DROPPED 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.