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Old 01-19-2010, 01:48 PM
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I recently purchased a 73 ford f900 dump truck with a 477 , with a 5 speed and 2 speed rearend. top speed is around 50-55 at 3500 rpm. I will be towing a 16,000 lb backhoe. what kind of gas mileage should I expect?
 
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:50 PM
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2 to 5 mpg.
 
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:44 AM
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that's what I figured. actually, if I can get a consistent 3 mpg, I will be fine with that. I won't use this rig very much, and with fuel prices hovering around 3 dollars a gallon, it will cost me a dollar a mile. here in california, they are going to start smogging diesel trucks, which makes this gas truck a pretty good deal for me.
 
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:41 PM
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well,I fixed my speedometer, and the speed at 2500 rpm is 50 mph. I am going to rig up a 1 gallon fuel tank, and see how far 1 gallon will take me. still working on my trailer, so it will be a while before I get around to checking mileage
 
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:28 AM
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post some pictures when you have it up and running.
 
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