Series 60 Fuel Mileage battle.....

mndriver

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4.6 whopping mpg

I did cover 640 miles though today. Considering the ground is had to go through. I'd say that's pretty good.

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mndriver

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6.3 mpg today.
Pretty decent one too. 620 miles with an unload, reload. One of the excavator had a dead battery again.
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Both loads were over 75,000 gross weight


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ironpony

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What with the crummy weather, that ain't too bad. I got a 6.4 mpg, and then jumped to 8.12. about 74,000 off the right weighs.

Don't expect to get the mileage I was at Prime... trailers have duals, so there goes about 0.5+ mpg.
 

mndriver

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Huh.


Main ground wire from the battery to the frame. This is the frame side

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Yeah, there's some heating in there too. And for a ground to show heat.....

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mndriver

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5.7 MPG, 78,600 gross. Tarped steel

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Back through the gorge today too.
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Last night my inverter really went nuts. Sounded like something popped.

Getting E01 an E02 under and over volt faults. Flipping from 10.2 to 13.9 volts.

Unplugged the extension cord for the control panel and put the control panel back under the bunk.

Seems to be better now.
 
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mndriver

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These are becoming more common. Ran from Sparta to Milwaukee an ran across wi-16/60 to I-41 to deliver and the pick up a set of loading ramps and come back the same route. About 2/3 of those miles are 2-lane surface streets.
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Even with heavy loads like this
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Ran up the I90 hill at lacrosse on the mn/wi border 1600 rpm at 71 mph with that load. Guages indicated 79,000 pounds.
 
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mndriver

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Got home about a month ago and put new ends on the ground cable the guy made for me. He used a hammer and chisel to "crimp" the ends.

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I actually pulled them off by hand.
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I put new ends on with the correct size lug hole too. The correct size is 3/8". Not 1/2".

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