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Diesel or Gas

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Hookem_9, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. Hookem_9

    Hookem_9 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Well, I did some searching with no luck, So I thought I'd ask. Which is better? Diesel or gas?
    Currently have an 02' 2500HD w/6.0 gas, considering an 04' w/Duramax Alision.
  2. dillyolboy

    dillyolboy Member
    Messages: 97

    How about this <a href="http://plowsite.com/showthread.php?threadid=8838">one</a>?
  3. KenP

    KenP Senior Member
    Messages: 197

  4. Adams plowing

    Adams plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    It depends their both good. gassers are better becuase theirs less weight on the front end leaving more weight to be take up by the plow... Diesel get better gas mileage... either way ya go they both outta do the job well.
  5. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    How about the 489hp i have coming out out of my 03 cummins..... i cant wait to see the snow fly!
  6. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    I have to change my avitar...... i cant have this up long... Hemi is old school now
  7. kipcom

    kipcom Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 455

    ceaman......R U serious ?? 489HP out of the cummins diesel, what kind of torque ? That thing should plow a mountain of snow. I also see indiana in your post....check our website indysnowplowers.com
  8. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    489 at the motor or at the rear wheels?

    489hp aint going to do you much good in the snow except light up your tires.....then again there is no such thing as too much power :D

    You have to put some miles on things for the diesel to have a $$$ advantage. Or you need to do some deccent amount of towing. But oil burners sure are cool and very easy to get power out of. :cool:
  9. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    those are rear wheel dyno numbers...

    torque was 828 ft lbs

    I am getting 47 lbs of boost
    running a edge EZ, stacked with a unnamed box and a Afe Intake.

    I have an extra 4 quarts in the mag hytec trans pan but the torque converter slips a little on engage ... I need a triple lock converter ($1300). The rear diferential gets a bit overheated as well..... the paint is burnt off of the diff cover ... so a mag hytec pan will be installed as well as guages to monitor that as well.

    the truck was purchaced new June 12th '03 and is just ready to roll 57,000 miles....