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Diesel mpg

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by ajordan193, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. ajordan193

    ajordan193 Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 224

    Just wondering what you guys with diesels are getting for mpg plowing and around town.
     
  2. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Depends what type of diesel lol. a 6.0 or 7.3 your looking at about 2gph plowing, our 6.4 uses almost 4gph!! My last 6.0 (cc drw 06) got about 18 highway, and 11-15 towing. My 6.4 (cc lb) gets 14.5-15.0 on the highway and 11-11.5 towing 13klbs around in the snow.
    Robert
     
  3. badabing1512

    badabing1512 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Strip all that emissions **** off
     
  4. MJM Landscaping

    MJM Landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 259

    2006 F250 pickup 6.0 around twelve driving not sure plowing. 2008 F450 REG CAB DUMP 4X4 about 6 mpg plowing around 9 mpg driving around. Sux
     
  5. ajordan193

    ajordan193 Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 224

    Also have an 06 6.0 and I am getting 9 plowing and 13 around town
     
  6. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    did you finish you cummins powered ford yet? what that get for mpgs?
     
  7. silvercity

    silvercity Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    My 96 F350 5speed 7.3 and 355 gears, gettin 24 highway and 15 plowin xysport
     
  8. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    All the emissions stuff is coming off on monday. Both trucks are getting SCT's with custom tuning and delete pipes :}
     
  9. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    No :{ I have been so busy with other stuff. All that is left is wiring, run my exhaust through the hood and hook up all the nitrous stuff. I hope to have it done by the end of feb. That truck will DRINK the fuel, the injectors are like garden hoses hahah
     
  10. Mattsautobody

    Mattsautobody Member
    Messages: 89

    you have to remember the power on the motors is rated with the emisssion stuff on there. if you had a higher geared axle set up, fuel economy would go up. the one guy said he got 24mpg with 3.55's!! everyone else prolly has 4.11's or 4.55's, especially a heavy ass dump truck
     
  11. Kelsey

    Kelsey Member
    Messages: 38

    With my 99 7.3 I get 1 1/2-2 GPH or 10 mpg Plowing and up to 17 Highway but have been down to 7 mpg towing 27,000 lbs 400 miles, gross with the truck was 34,700 lbs
     
  12. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,572

    my 09 I get around 13 MPG plowing 15MPG in the City and 18MPG on the High way when under 70 over 70 I get 16MPG
     
  13. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Everybody talks about how crappy the mileage is on the new trucks but that sounds pretty good.
     
  14. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Thats a lot better then our 09's get. Is yours all stock???
    Robert
     
  15. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,572

    Truck is bone stock has almost 26,000 on it. If i beat on the truck it will get in the 13 around the city. If the wife drives it, it will get around 17 in the city. Of course if it goes into rejen then it drops.
     
  16. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,572

    Gets pretty much the same as my 6.0 got