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Gas Milage Plowing with Your Jeep

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by whitelite, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. whitelite

    whitelite Member
    Messages: 82

    Haven't plowed with my Cherokee yet---Was wondering what kind of fuel milage most were getting on an average type storm.

    My Dodge Ram Diesel gets about 21MPG Hwy and 6-8 plowing. Our 92 Wrangler gets 15-16- hwy and about 8 plowing.

    The Cherokee got 27 Hwy on recent pheasant hunting trip, so kind of interested what everyone else is getting if they keep track?
     
  2. sjwrangler

    sjwrangler Member
    Messages: 77

    I get less than 12 when plowing with my 4 cyl Wrangler. It is all forward, stop, reverse with not much forward progress.
     
  3. whitelite

    whitelite Member
    Messages: 82

    Our 92 Wrangler is a 6 cyl with 4:11 gears. What did you mean by
    "stop, reverse with not much forward progress"---sorry I didn't understant?
     
  4. sjwrangler

    sjwrangler Member
    Messages: 77

    What I mean is that I can plow in a small area for quite a while, and never get much forward progress (miles). I might spend half an hour, and not go a mile. This hurts the fuel consumption.
     
  5. whitelite

    whitelite Member
    Messages: 82

    Yep, kind of thought that might be it--thanks
     
  6. JeepTJ

    JeepTJ Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    I probably get 10-12 mpg while plowing with my XJ. Remember, you are always accelerating, whether in drive or reverse, when plowing...the worse-case conditions for good gas mileage.

    Fran
     
  7. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    I think the work of pushing the weight of snow is worse than acceleration. I get ~ 4 MPG when plowing.
     
  8. wj4play

    wj4play Member
    Messages: 36

    my 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee get 9mpg with my 7'6" Pro Guard Western Plow hooked up. Last Year I drove the entire winter with it hooked up lol

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  9. MLG

    MLG Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 175

    Wow, I can't hardly believe your 99 can handle that plow w/o causing a lot of front end wear. Looks cool tho..

    MLG
     
  10. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Not sure if it ok.

    95 F250 get 7-8 mpg plow that with 5.8L so I see diesel get 7 mpg that pretty bad.



    I was look at jeep with 4 cylinders and 6 cylinders but concerned about 4 cylinders life expectancy
     
  11. sjwrangler

    sjwrangler Member
    Messages: 77

    Many, many 4 cyls run for 1000s of miles
     
  12. wj4play

    wj4play Member
    Messages: 36

    Thanks

    I NEVER said anything about wear lol, I replace stuff as it wears out with moog HD front end parts. The factory TRW tre junk only lasted one season, the moog stuff has lasted about 2-3 years. 175,000 on the dial and only wore through one set of axles, front drive shaft and a set of wheel bearing. 2'' lift with front/rear air shocks. 265/75/16 revos. I upped them to 285/75/16 revos this summer, this winter it might be a big pooch on skii's lol

    Oh yea, I only get about 9mpg with the plow on the jeep. 3.73:1 gearing
     
  13. wj4play

    wj4play Member
    Messages: 36

    How do you like the Boss 7.5 V with the Jeep. I was thinking about them but MAN I heard they are heavy.
     
  14. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    I love the V not happy with full trip

    weighs about 700# about the same as my fisher plow (630#) with backdrag blade with snow deflector with cutting edge.
     
  15. wj4play

    wj4play Member
    Messages: 36

    Thanks, i have been thinking of a Boss V, dosent sound to much heavier than mine. My western is getting pretty worn out.

    What do you mean Full Trip? is it a trip blade or trip edge?
     
  16. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    Full trip blade
     
  17. wj4play

    wj4play Member
    Messages: 36

    wow i assumed they were trip edges. cool
     
  18. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    The Meyer V weighs under 600#.... But its a Meyer
     
  19. martyman

    martyman Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    I do my route that takes 8 hours on average and I use around 3/4 of a tank if its light snow or 1 whole tank if its a bad snow...I think its around $40 to $60 per tank depending on fuel prices.