Obey the speed limits and avoid revving the engine. That said, they average 6 mpgs. If that checks out, read this link for other items to look at. Truck has 115,000 miles on it and you will find a picture below. I have an 01 F-550 with the 7.
Honestly though, if your worried about fuel mileage in vehicles that big than I wouldn't look at them. If your looking at a 6. My Ford Excursion was having bad fuel economy and lack of power when it was cold. Definitely a beast going down the road. Altec Articulating and Telescopic Boom, Short Whl Base Utility Body! The 450 has a Dana 80 diff or possibly a Dana 110 but quite possibly has 4:88 gears. Stobes on top of Cab!! Found a 2001 Ford F450 Crew cab, 7.
Use your cruise control on the highway. So looking for a truck with a tow rating of at least 18,000 when pulling a fifth wheel. Make sure and change the fuel filter every 20,000. Empty I get 18-20 and pulling our camper I average 12-13. I'd be content with the 4. These motor just need to be maintained well and they will treat you right.
There are a ton of mods for these trucks, and they can make them very fun to drive and strong pullers. The truck part is also good, depending if it is 4x4 or 4x2 the ball joints are a weak spot, the front unit bearings are also known for premature failure. Replace the air filter in your Ford truck with the new and improved ones, and keep it clean. Mileage won't be much more noticeable unless you're easy on the throttle and keep speeds down. The weight of the 450 will be in the 8. The extra height can work against you some, as it will create more drag when air passes under the truck and smacks into the trailer. I fairly certain that if this line hasn't been cleaned in 100k miles it's clogged hindering fuel millage and performance.
We offer equipment financing and flexible protection plans. In my opinion, the most important thing to check is tube going from the air filter back to the turbo for any signs of dirt inside. Initially posted this in the Super Duty and Heavy Duty forum, but it was recommended that I bring it over here, so it'd be great to get any additional thoughts here. Also check the lid to the air filter box and make sure it seals well. I hope this video helps fix your problem, Like, comment, share and Subscribe because you never know what I am going to do next. Trailers Gross weight is 10,000 lb.
I own an F250 with a 7. I disagree on the fuel mileage thing, I want as good of mileage as possible and am willing to be a little slower if I get more fuel mileage. Although they cost twice as much as traditional air filters, they are less likely to clog and last much longer. Turn your air conditioning on only when necessary. Early season the beds are loaded with mulch. In the 450 and the 550 I wouldn't expect much mileage at all, most of them have 4. Most trucks with the 4.
If your buying one, fuel mileage is the last thing you take into consideration. The more air an engine receives, the less fuel it consumes. Among our surplus are all size work trucks, utility service trucks, commercial vans, all size box trucks, and cab and chassis trucks built for any work environment. With the gearing I find the sweetspot is 55-62 so thats where I keep her. Here's a short explanation that not what it does.
Thanks for any help you can offer! This is a fairly quick repair if you have all the tools that I show in the video. Everybody will chime in soon enough. If you want highway mileage, you can always look into getting a larger diameter tire when the time comes to replace the stock set. The stock filtration leaves a little to be desired on these trucks and can hurt the motor if not taken care of. I am looking at changing the gearing to what my 350 had, they are towing the same stuff and I was satisfied with the 350's performance. Rented a 550 a few times.
I think my truck 3. At All Florida Truck Sales Inc. This video is of troubleshooting the problem from a cold start, the repair of the line and testing after the repair was completed. If the 350 has a decent gear ratio, your not going to fast, and your unloaded, than you could expect some reasonable mileage out of it, but every truck is different. The day I did this repair, it was 32 degrees all day. The weight of the 450 will be in the 8.
. So probably no more than 6mpg. Thought folks here might be able to give me a bit of background on this model of truck. The 01 F350 I had must have had real high gears as I got 10-14mpg but the 07 F550 I think has 4. I recommend inspecting and cleaning every 25k miles. I have 220,000 on mine with very little problems.