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Lurch77
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Oconto, WI
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reply to hortnut

Re: 1700 Miles On A Tank

This is the Ram 5500, not the 2500. People interested in the 5500 are not cross shopping the 2500 unless they seriously don't need the capability of the 5500. The 5500 comes with a 52 gallon tank and a 22 gallon auxiliary tank to begin with. So the additional tank is 96 gallons. An extra 700lbs on a truck that has a GVWR of 19500lbs.



hortnut
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I know that, was just pulling numbers.

When I was still in the Nursery Business, I hauled my own stock to my customers up and down the I5 corridor from Frisco to Canada. Every extra pound of dead weight was money out of my pocket in extra fuel.

My trailers were custom built light, yet very strong. I pulled with a F350 Diesel with the 7.3l. I did have 2 tanks, but cannot recall the total gallons. It did not matter, as I fueled at card-lock stations, of which there were many to choose from. My total weight many times was over 18k. Of course all the hardware was capable of more.

At the height of the busy season I leased and drove Freight Trucks [not u-hauls], equipped for the job at hand.


itguy05

join:2005-06-17
Carlisle, PA

said by hortnut:

Every extra pound of dead weight was money out of my pocket in extra fuel.

It's not THAT Bad - every 1000 lbs = roughly .1 mpg lost. So .2 mpg for a ton.


hortnut
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Forgot to add in the cost of product. 1000 pounds of extra plants moved equal $600 to $800 added to the invoice.



Lurch77
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You're forgetting that time is money for many people too. Not stopping every 300-400 miles is money saved. Of course that is assuming their bladder will hold out.


Beezel

join:2008-12-15
Las Vegas, NV

said by Lurch77:

You're forgetting that time is money for many people too. Not stopping every 300-400 miles is money saved. Of course that is assuming their bladder will hold out.

Thats why you carry bottles.


Irun Man
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reply to Lurch77

said by Lurch77:

...a truck that has a GVWR of 19500lbs.

Won't a CDL be required to pilot this thing, A la International CXT?
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Lurch77
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said by Irun Man:

said by Lurch77:

...a truck that has a GVWR of 19500lbs.

Won't a CDL be required to pilot this thing, A la International CXT?

No. 26,001lb is the magic number. »cdltrainingconsultants.com/Who_N···DL_.html

Needing one for the CXT is a myth too. International was smart enough to keep the rating just below the federal level requiring a CDL. It's GVWR is 25,999. Driving the truck itself does not require one. If you pull a trailer over 10,000lbs then you will need one.


Anonymous_
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reply to Lurch77

said by Lurch77:

This is the Ram 5500, not the 2500. People interested in the 5500 are not cross shopping the 2500 unless they seriously don't need the capability of the 5500. The 5500 comes with a 52 gallon tank and a 22 gallon auxiliary tank to begin with. So the additional tank is 96 gallons. An extra 700lbs on a truck that has a GVWR of 19500lbs.

Wrong with a basic Drivers license it's 26,000 GVWR


CylonRed
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said by Anonymous_:

said by Lurch77:

This is the Ram 5500, not the 2500. People interested in the 5500 are not cross shopping the 2500 unless they seriously don't need the capability of the 5500. The 5500 comes with a 52 gallon tank and a 22 gallon auxiliary tank to begin with. So the additional tank is 96 gallons. An extra 700lbs on a truck that has a GVWR of 19500lbs.

Wrong with a basic Drivers license it's 26,000 GVWR

Ummm - you quoted the wrong post... Lurch already stated the correct weight for a CDL in the post DIRECTLY above your post.

In the one you quoted - Lurch was only stating the extra weight of the extra tank. It has nothing to do with the CDL weight.
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Beezel

join:2008-12-15
Las Vegas, NV
reply to Anonymous_

said by Anonymous_:

said by Lurch77:

This is the Ram 5500, not the 2500. People interested in the 5500 are not cross shopping the 2500 unless they seriously don't need the capability of the 5500. The 5500 comes with a 52 gallon tank and a 22 gallon auxiliary tank to begin with. So the additional tank is 96 gallons. An extra 700lbs on a truck that has a GVWR of 19500lbs.

Wrong with a basic Drivers license it's 26,000 GVWR

With a 26,000 GVWR no cdl. 26,000 GVRW pulling a trailer 10,001 pounds = CDL