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how many mpg do u guys get

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by S & L LawnCare, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. S & L LawnCare

    S & L LawnCare Member
    Messages: 32

    I Have A 2001 F250 Superduty Long Bed And I Was Just Wondering What I Should Be Getting In Gas Mileage I Have Never Owned A 250 Always 150's Any Ways About What Should I Be Getting In Gas Milage What Do U Guys Get?
  2. chuckers

    chuckers Member
    Messages: 39

    i have a 99 250 longbed and i am getting 11 in town 13 on the highway....
  3. S & L LawnCare

    S & L LawnCare Member
    Messages: 32

    do u pull a trailer or anything
  4. Ground Master

    Ground Master Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    8 mpg when PLOWING with 89' f350 fuel injected 460 auto..............
  5. UnderTakr

    UnderTakr Junior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 6

    I have a 2002 f250 with v-10 and i get 8 while plowing and between 10 and 13 city and hiway!
  6. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    my 04 350 pickup with a KN and gibson exhuast i get about 14mpg av. plowing with plow and sander about 8mpg
  7. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    1999 F250 7.3 PSD 2 wheel drive 16 to 19 mpg lower when the wife is hammering on it.
    1994 F250 5.8 about 12 mpg none while I'm plowing :rolleyes:
    Drag truck about 2 gallens per 1/2 mile
  8. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    I bought my 2000 F350 PSD 4x4 RC LWB durring our big December storm. I had to plow 90 miles of interstate to get home. I got 13mpg while in 4x4 and plowing. I get around 17 city/hwy without the plow on. I am currently testing some chip programs out, so that might get better yet.
  9. GrassWacker

    GrassWacker Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1

    2004 F350 V10 4x4 Dualie with 9 foot rack body. With the 8.5 Fisher plow and the sander on I get a solid 4.5 mpg. In the summer used as primary lawn maintenance towing 16 foot single axle trailer with Walker, 36" Ex-mark walk behind, 21" Walk behind and the usual blowers/trimmers/tool a solid 7.4 mpg. Dead empty down hill with a tail wind exactly at the speed limit on the hiway 11 mpg. But at 12,000 miles a year it takes a long time to pay back that Premium on the desiel motor. And I can change alot of spark plugs for the $1,000 dollars it cost me to replace half the injectors in my 2001 desiel at 117,000 miles (Different job, lots of daily miles then)
  10. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    GressWacker I am just curious, what happened to your diesel engine for you to need to replace 1/2 the injectors? I tried to PM you on this so I wouldn't hijack this thread, but it said you choose not to recieve PM's.
  11. Team_Yamaha

    Team_Yamaha Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    With my 03 F-350 4X4 reg cab, swr, a far from stock 7.3L PSD/6spd, with 75,000 miles I get about 11-12 while plowing, towing 16,000 lbs(average) 12-13 on hwy, empty 15(if really pounding on it) and as high as 22 running 70 on the interstates. The 97 is a different story, it is a 97 F-350 4X4 reg cab, swr, with a really healthy 460/5spd with 50,000 miles. While plowing it gets 5-6 mpg, running empty 6-7 if I beat on it and and about 11mpg driving really nice, towing (stock class pulling truck) pulling in 3 classes I figure that it gets about 3 mpg.

    MOW ME OVER Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    With my 2002 F350 CC DRW 7.3 PSD I am getting between 12 to 13.5 mpg, with towing a 4k pound trailer it goes to 11 to 12 mpg. But when I'm plowing it gets rite around 10 mpg, and most of my plowing so far this year has been in 4 X 2 mode.
  13. butler L&S

    butler L&S Member
    Messages: 89

    My 2002 f-350 7.3 PSD gets around 19mpg plowing and around 25mpg pulling a 7K trailer around town. Its been as high as 32 on the highway.

    Actually, subtract 10 and you get the real numbers. I'm using a tuner and it increased my mpg by 2.
  14. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    I get 10 MPG on a good day with my 5.8 1989 F-250
    I have a 3 spd C-6 , so its not real good any day!
  15. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    75' Plow truck gets 6-8mpg
    96' F350 PDS Diesel gets 14-18mpg
    00' Excursion PSD Diesel gets 16-19mpg
  16. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    What mods do you have to your PSD?
  17. butler L&S

    butler L&S Member
    Messages: 89

    Daninline I have a micro tuner, 4" exhaust and use a K&N air filter. I thought that my mpg increase would be better than 2 but I'm a little heavier on the throtttle now.

    MOW ME OVER Senior Member
    Messages: 209


    Is your truck manual or auto? 4 wheel drive or 2 X 4? What gear ratio is in your truck and? And which tuner are you using?

    Thanks for the info becuase I am using the Diablo Sport Tuner, 4 inch Magnaflow exhaust and Mac cold air intake and have only seen about a 2 - 3 MPG increase.
  19. amsoil man

    amsoil man Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    i get around 18 normal and 14 plowing or towing
  20. butler L&S

    butler L&S Member
    Messages: 89

    Mo Me Over, My truck is a 4x4 SRW regular cab auto with 3.73 rear end. The tuner is a Superchips Max Micro Tuner. I use a Boss 8'2" V plow and keep about 600# in the back when plowing and as stated get around 9mpg during an average plow. If the snow is wet and heavy it goes down as low as 7. If it is light and fluffy it goes as high as 12. I keep track of my mpg every time I fill the truck up.