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Old 03-27-2019, 07:23 AM   #1
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Why I have a 3/4 ton Diesel

People I work with always ask why I have such a BIG truck...GMC 2500HD Duramax. Well...yesterday I was able to show them that besides pulling my 10,000lb TT, for the second time...I pulled our 8000lb forklift out of Asphalt that the rear tires broke thru behind our building. I have the only truck here capable of pulling it out.
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Old 03-27-2019, 07:28 AM   #2
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X2....Right On you get it Wolfpaq82
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Old 03-27-2019, 07:37 AM   #3
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I have owned two Dmax trucks, a 2500 and a 3500. I havenít had any problems with the motor on either trucks. Emissions has always been my biggest problem with both trucks.
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My son and I both have the Duramax chevys. Our friend has a 250. he hates the fact of how his squats in the back and ours don't along with the fact we get honest 10 mpg pulling 9800 pound TT and he doesn't. I know this statement will bring comments out of the wood works stating they have fords that get 20 mpg pulling the same weight. LMAO
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The trouble with a 3/4 ton diesel is that the payload is limited by the weight of the powertrain.
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My son and I both have the Duramax chevys. Our friend has a 250. he hates the fact of how his squats in the back and ours don't along with the fact we get honest 10 mpg pulling 9800 pound TT and he doesn't. I know this statement will bring comments out of the wood works stating they have fords that get 20 mpg pulling the same weight. LMAO
Here you go.. (you asked for it).

I routinely get 12-14 pulling a 7500lb trailer. W/ an F350 6.0 Crew Cab LWB Dually

I'd say your friend should have his truck looked at. Something is up there.
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People I work with always ask why I have such a BIG truck...GMC 2500HD Duramax. Well...yesterday I was able to show them that besides pulling my 10,000lb TT, for the second time...I pulled our 8000lb forklift out of Asphalt that the rear tires broke thru behind our building. I have the only truck here capable of pulling it out.
Yes sir! Cos when I need it, I need it! Just like 4 wheel drive!
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Honestly, I just like having a Long Bed Crew Cab Diesel so I can fit in while parking in "Truck Island" at the bottom of the lot of Wal-Mart with all the other big trucks.. The Towing and Hauling is just a Bonus.
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Ok now that I've started it, let me say something. When someone makes a comment about fuel mileage, lets do this. If you are getting this or that mpg, take a screenshot of your trucks display. Don't know of a way to verify the TT is behind when you do so. I can get 12-13 mpg going 50-55 mph avg. When I step up to 70+, it goes down to 9-10 mpg. I would love to say I get 20+ mpg, but I know that is not going to happen when your 3/4 ton truck has 410 or 373 rear gears. Folks come on these forums looking for answers, the same as my son and our friend do. We talk with each other to try and understand what is going on when we pull our TT's. It helps us understand what is happening and what could be done to resolve the issues. Just saying
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My best mpg in my Duramax was 16 mpg...on the flats and a mild tail wind (for about 40-50 miles). I'm pulling around 10,000lb TT and on average with mild hills, normal driving conditions and 65mph I'll get between 12-14. I'll turn off the Tow/Haul mode when running in these conditions.
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