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Old 13 November 2007, 18:20   #21
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I'd be looking at around 500 litres of diesel to do that run.

I guess somewhere between 8.6 and 10mpg depending on load,how much lead is in my boot that day and traffic.

Oh.. one of my 28 tonne rigids does 9 mpg & I thought that was poor, now I know it is
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Oh.. one of my 28 tonne rigids does 9 mpg & I thought that was poor, now I know it is

What work and what engine?
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Oh.. one of my 28 tonne rigids does 9 mpg & I thought that was poor, now I know it is
Pales in to insignificance when you think about our boats
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Scania P270 9 Litre, Avg figure taken from its computer,.. mostly works in and out of town not a lot of trunk work, and varies between fully loaded one minute and empty the next
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That'll be why then. 9mpg isn't bad for that.
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That'll be why then. 9mpg isn't bad for that.
The fact that its not all trunk, are you thinking Nos, cos it travels empty half the time? I have an older 6 pot 240 that trounces it, it is a smaller motor but the consumption difference was a lot more that I expected. Not sure that the newer engine is as good

One success the last blockade achieved for me was that it just about cut my HGV taxes in half !! So maybe we should dig our heals in, since one of the main reasons prices keep going up is because we keep on paying for it, the suppliers have no competition and can demand what they like, so again some short term pain may yield some gain. I know oil is going up, but so is the tax take (like last month it went up again)
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I know oil is going up, but so is the tax take (like last month it went up again)
Lets not forget the extra TAX they'll be getting when RED goes.
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The fact that its not all trunk, are you thinking Nos, cos it travels empty half the time? I have an older 6 pot 240 that trounces it, it is a smaller motor but the consumption difference was a lot more that I expected. Not sure that the newer engine is as good

One success the last blockade achieved for me was that it just about cut my HGV taxes in half !! So maybe we should dig our heals in, since one of the main reasons prices keep going up is because we keep on paying for it, the suppliers have no competition and can demand what they like, so again some short term pain may yield some gain. I know oil is going up, but so is the tax take (like last month it went up again)
Odd-Scania are normally pretty good. We consistently used to average an extra MPG over the Volvos we ran. Saying that, from what I've seen the best for fuel consumption is DAF. Just avoid the autobox as it's appalling.

Most of my miles are motorway for a start which will make a dramatic difference. If I go out only on single carriageways I see consumption go up to 6mpg. 10mpg is only achieved trunking along the M4 where it's quite flat-and it's on cruise control most of the time.

Is the 240 a 28 tonner too?
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Lets not forget the extra TAX they'll be getting when RED goes.

I think the leisure industry underestimates what this could mean.. if it were to happen , ..but its not been confirmed it will happen yet ..has it ? Although given the current climate for increasing the tax take it seems inevitable. It will be treated as a consumable product , and there is the crux .. Fishing vessels, boats offering cruises, support vessels and (yachts used as taxis ) will claim exemption and this is why its difficult to implement ... and police ..and then.. before you know it ..taking your trawler to the fishing ground will be taxed as travelling to your work place Grr
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