Fuel Mileage

Discussion in 'Car Hauler and Auto Carrier Trucking Forum' started by Brian_CEM, Mar 30, 2021.

  1. Brian_CEM

    Brian_CEM Bobtail Member

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    I'm curious what everybody is getting with their set up.
    Mine:
    2014 Pete, 9 car cotrell trailer ISX 15 13 spd.

    I average just under 4mpg otr.
     
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  3. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Medium Load Member

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    2017 pete 579 end dump with an MX13 13 speed. I average around 6mpg currently HOWEVER i have only driven my truck 3900 miles as of this post. So small sample size.
     
  4. Jaebo74

    Jaebo74 Medium Load Member

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    01 Mack Vision 460. Low gearing, 5mpg now, was 4mpg.
     
  5. gerardo1961

    gerardo1961 Road Train Member

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    Freightliner columbia cat c 13 dry van 6.6 mpg 10 speed ,3.55
     
  6. justcarhaulin

    justcarhaulin Light Load Member

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    2016 389 Pete with an isx pulling an 9 car easy loader. About 500k on dash mostly interstate. I've averaged 5.3 miles. My friend had the same set up and he also get the same mpg.
     
  7. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    97 W9, 550 kitty, 18 speed, 3.55s, pulling a hopper around 90k gross, gets a solid 5.5 average, sucks fuel like a 747 when the wind is blowing 40 mile an hour though.
     
  8. Banker

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    2015 389 glider Detroit Series 60, 11 car Cottrell
    In warmer months I will just barely bump 5 loaded both ways running about the speed limits most of the time. 4.5-4.7 in the cold months. Mty 50% I can get 6 in the warm months. I recently checked my charge air cooler and it was leaking. I hope to bring the mileage up slightly with the new charge air cooler.
     
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  9. bonder45

    bonder45 Heavy Load Member

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    2015 T800 Tri-Drive, 18 speed, 4.10 rear, 5MPG
     
  10. Brian_CEM

    Brian_CEM Bobtail Member

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    I'm basically the same set up as you but your mileage is much better. I need to do some digging. BTW what oil temps are you running fully loaded, on a straight and climbing a hill. Also how much oil do you burn?
     
  11. Brian_CEM

    Brian_CEM Bobtail Member

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    Any Volvo car hauler guys out there. I ran into a guy saying he was getting better than 6.
     
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