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Diesel Truck Mileage

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by A1 Grass, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. A1 Grass

    A1 Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    Diesel owners - please tell me what type of truck you have and the mpg's you get.

    (Yes I know I asked this in my other post... )
  2. Shannon Phillips

    Shannon Phillips LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 34

    I have a 2003 Dodge 4 door sht bd with only 1300 miles and I am getting anywhere from 15-17mpg. That is mixed driving, interstate every 3rd day and in town the other two.
  3. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,354

    97 Ford Powerstroke F350 4wd, summer 19mpg, 96 F350 Pwerstroke 4x6 dump truck 16mpg, 95 Ford F350 4x6 dump 15mpg. 1990 GMC 454 4wd 6mpg, 1998 Dodge 2500 360 4x4 11mpg.
  4. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 298

    03 chevy 3500 crew cab long bed 4x4. i get around 17 on the highway, 14 in city and about 12-14 towing a 7 ton capacity trailer. hope this helps
  5. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    Shannon, I only have about 500 miles on my new Dodge ram 3500 diesel but my computer is telling me im getting a litle over 14 MPG. Does it improve in time?
  6. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek LawnSite Senior Member
    from u s a
    Messages: 457

    Evan , your making way too much money ! He He
  7. A1 Grass

    A1 Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 330


    I guess I'm convinced. I could almost pay for the difference in buying a diesel with the savings in fuel!

    My tentative choice for a new(er) truck is now a '94-'97 F250 or 350 / 4wd / ext cab / flatbed (8') / preferably manual trans.

    Any one have any helpful hints for shopping?

    Why do I hear mostly bad stuff about Cherolet diesels? Are there any models that are ok?

    Thanks for all the info!
  8. Wesley's Lawn

    Wesley's Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    On our 95 Ford E-350 Power Stroke with 401,300 miles we get around 18 to 20 MPG. Its unbelievable, great motor love it.
  9. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    2002 F-250 P/S, pulling a 20' tandem trailer, with up to 2 ztr's and a 48" w/b plus all other tools needed, best 17.8 mpg. Little freeway, mostly city driving. Not bad:)
  10. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    2003 dodge 2500 quad cab short bed, auto, cummins w/10k miles

    16-18 in city 20-21 on highway 13.9 pulling 11,200 lb 5th wheel

    the mileage typically improves over the first 10k miles or so

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