Volvo mileage

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  1. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    7.2 miles per imperial gallon (4.54 litres) vs 6.0 miles per us gal (3.785 litres)
    7.2 imperial gallons per mile is the same as 8.64 us gallons per mile.
     
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  3. AModelCat

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    Yep. Because "Four 'n a quarter CAT" sounds cooler than "Three hundred sixteen point nine ninety two CAT"
    :D
     
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  4. Canucklehead

    Canucklehead Medium Load Member

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    Glad to see that others know how to calculate conversions correctly.
     
  5. 25(2)+2

    25(2)+2 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Just to keep it simple, maybe just figure how far a liter of fuel will take you in either miles or km?

    I believe you got it mixed up, although I did have a guy with a Superliner powered by a Signature Cummins claim to have used more than a gallon per mile with a bad load in high winds.
     
  6. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Was watching Megatruckers on Netflix. They were hauling a complete D10 or D11. 700 meters per litre they claimed on that haul.
     
  7. 25(2)+2

    25(2)+2 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    There was a Cat dealership in Harvey, IL, they had some large iron sitting, D10s with outside dozers, and 1 D11 sans dozer.

    Anyway, they sold the lot and kept a bit by a rail siding where there is 1 of the D10s and the D11 still sitting there, waiting to be moved.

    A D9 parked next to the big ones looked small. I'm guessing fuel used per mile when moving one isn't really high priority.
     
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  8. Snow Monster

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    In western Canada the cowboy truckers wear 45.4 litre hats, in the United States the cowboy truckers wear 38 litre hats.
     
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  9. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    Ah, you caught that. Yes. The only way his math worked was on gallons per mile, but not on miles per gallon.
    7.2 imp mpg does indeed equal 6.0 us mpg.
     
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  10. REALITY098765

    REALITY098765 Road Train Member

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    Put any label you want on it ,it's still a metric engine. ie 15.2 is liters.
     
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  11. Dave124

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    I get 3.7mpg with loaded 55,000kg GVW super B decks and 5.6mpg pulling the decks empty, with the D13 with 3.58 ratio, I-shift. Not great! Those are the trip computer numbers.
     
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