Fuel Economy Series 60 Fuel Mileage battle.....

mndriver

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4/12
YesWay, Merkel TX to Love's Leary TX - 377 miles, 54.85 gal, 6.9 mpg
4/13
Love's in Leary TX to Love's in Baxter TN - 579 miles, 81.74 gal. 7.1 MPG

Yeah, it's 20,000# too

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mndriver

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Huh....

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From the 5.3 mpg I've been averaging, the fuel savings is $220+ alone on this trip.

Half the price of batteries.
 

mndriver

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So switching to a flatbed didn't cause you to forget how to back into a parking spot?
I've had trickier places to back into with open deck than with the ice box.
 

mndriver

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I've had trickier places to back into with open deck than with the ice box.

Back around the Kwik Trip in Sauk rapids mn with a load of brick on for the masons from the street blind side. Compared to a box driver who's got a 40 acre parking lot.

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Duck

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Yeah, box drivers always have a 40 acre parking lot. :rolllaugh:

I think you've contracted Flatbed Derangement Syndrome. :eek:
 

mndriver

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Lord knows you need it for a box truck
 

mndriver

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And back to "normal"....

5.1 mpg. It'll be interesting to see how the rest of this trip goes. The hard part is behind me for the most part. Some big pulls on 68.
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Definitely not light either. 75,000 gross.
Bobcat E85 mini excavator. What's so mini about them is beyond me. They are 20,000 lbs each.

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dchawk81

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And back to "normal"....

5.1 mpg. It'll be interesting to see how the rest of this trip goes. The hard part is behind me for the most part. Some big pulls on 68.
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Definitely not light either. 75,000 gross.
Bobcat E85 mini excavator. What's so mini about them is beyond me. They are 20,000 lbs each.

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They fit on your deck so, they're mini. 😁
 

ironpony

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The only way I'll take 68 is if I can't run the tunnels on I76. Danged goat trail should be torn up!

:mad-97:
 

Duck

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Me neither, but I hate the grades on 68 worse!
Those PA tolls are insane though.
Did Prime pay for the tolls or something?
I'd never run the PA turnpike at all if those tolls came out of my pocket. Unless there was no other practical route to where I'm going.
 

ironpony

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Those PA tolls are insane though.
Did Prime pay for the tolls or something?
I'd never run the PA turnpike at all if those tolls came out of my pocket. Unless there was no other practical route to where I'm going.
Nope. Tolls and fuel are the cost of doing business, and I always ran only enough toll road to get the job done. The fuel you don't burn on those grades on 68 are more the enough to cover the toll on whatever section of 76 you run. And you arrive 3 or 4 hours earlier.
 

Duck

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Nope. Tolls and fuel are the cost of doing business, and I always ran just enough toll road to get the job done. The fuel you don't burn on those grades on 68 are more the enough to cover the toll on whatever section of 76 you run.
76 isn't flat either. It crosses the same mountain range.
 

Duck

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The grades on 68 are much worse. You ain't noticed this?
Not enough to burn enough extra fuel to offset the ridiculous tolls.

What's it cost to run 5 axles from Ohio to Philly these days?
 

ironpony

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Not enough to burn enough extra fuel to offset the ridiculous tolls.

What's it cost to run 5 axles from Ohio to Philly these days?
No idea. I wouldn't run that ****ed up excuse of a government rip off that far. New Stanton to Breezewood or Carlisle at most.
 
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