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Re: fuel efficientcy


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Posted by oldtanker on July 03, 2013 at 06:39:57 from (66.228.255.116):

In Reply to: fuel efficientcy posted by jerry 4 on July 02, 2013 at 09:47:37:

Where the rubber really meets the road isn't in GPH or any other formula, it's gallons per acre. Now a smaller tractor pulling a rake at full or near full throttle may do better at the other ratings but the larger tractor running 2-3 gears higher at 1/2 throttle may actually burn less fuel per acre EVEN IF IT ISN"T BEING RUN AT PEAK EFFECICY. Kinda like your pickup running down the road at 10 MPG with a gross weight of 25,000 pounds compared to a semi that crosses the scales at 80,000 that gets 5. The pickup get better mileage but to do the same work will require more that 3 trips reducing the overall mileage to less than 3 MPG. Gotta figure that the semi can carry about 48,000 pounds in one trip. The pickup with trailer may be able to legally carry about 15,000. So the PU has to make 4 trips.

Rick


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