Quiz: How many miles does a ranch truck usually go?

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How many miles do ranch trucks typically drive each day?

Many ranch trucks are driven hundreds of miles each day, without ever leaving the ranch. And since the trucks are tools, ranchers typically expect to keep their trucks for a long time. <a href="http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/ranch-life/ranch-trucks.htm">How Ranch Trucks Work</a>

What could cause ranch trucks to get fewer miles per gallon than city trucks?

Ranch trucks typically experience lower gas mileage in comparison to everyday trucks because they are often hauling heavy cargo. <a href="http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/ranch-life/trucks-work-harder-on-ranch.htm"> How much harder do trucks work on a ranch? </a>

Which of the following items needs to be replaced frequently on a ranch truck due to the heavy mileage they accumulate?

Tires and gears must be replaced frequently on a ranch truck due to the extensive driving with heavy cargo. <a href="http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/ranch-life/trucks-work-harder-on-ranch.htm"> How much harder do trucks work on a ranch? </a>

What's a common name for a dual-wheel pickup truck that often accumulates heavy mileage on a ranch?

Dualie is a term applied to a dual-wheel pickup truck. <a href="http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/ranch-life/trucks-work-harder-on-ranch.htm"> How much harder do trucks work on a ranch? </a>

Heavy mileage combined with punishing off-road conditions are particularly rough on a ranch truck's what?

While it can be exhilarating to traverse rough terrain, your truck's suspension system is typically a little less thrilled by the experience. That's not to say a truck's suspension system won't last a good long time, but if a sizable portion of its travels are spent conquering off-road conditions, it's definitely less likely to last as long as a truck that maneuvers sedately over freshly paved suburban streets. <a href="http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/ranch-life/how-bad-is-rough-terrain-on-truck.htm">How bad is rough terrain on your truck? </a>

Which of the following symptoms is a sign that your ranch truck's suspension system might be failing?

If your truck seems to be vibrating, knocking or jumping around more than normal -- or you're having some trouble controlling it during sharp braking, accelerating and turning -- it could be a sign your truck's suspension system is starting to go sour. <a href="http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/ranch-life/how-bad-is-rough-terrain-on-truck.htm">How bad is rough terrain on your truck? </a>

Aside from heavy mileage, what else does a ranch truck engine accumulate while driving?

Ranch life can be tough on vehicles, mainly because they're often driven on dirt and gravel roads or even where there's road at all. It doesn't take long before dirt, dust and debris are covering a ranch vehicle on the outside -- and not much longer before they get on the inside, too. <a href="http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/ranch-life/dirt-dust-debris-affect-trucks.htm">How do dirt, dust and debris affect trucks? </a>

Is there any way to avoid decreased gas mileage when towing with a ranch truck?

Unfortunately, decreased gas mileage when towing is an unavoidable reality; you have Isaac Newton and his second law of motion to thank for that. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/towing-gas-mileage.htm">How will towing affect my gas mileage? </a>

Regardless of the type of vehicle, gas mileage drops in direct proportion to what when towing?

Whatever mileage your ranch truck is rated to get, you can be certain you'll see that mileage drop in direct proportion to how much weight you're pulling. This is because when auto manufacturers devise the weight rating, they're assuming the car will only carry 300 pounds (136 kilograms) of cargo, including passengers. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/towing-gas-mileage.htm">How will towing affect my gas mileage? </a>

Aside from weight, what is another factor that affects a ranch truck's gas mileage?

Compounding this "weight problem" is a little thing called drag, the effect of wind pulling on the vehicle and whatever it's towing, thus forcing the engine to work even harder. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/towing-gas-mileage.htm">How will towing affect my gas mileage? </a>

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Ranch trucks often travel long distances each day while hauling heavy cargo, livestock and more. How knowledgeable are you when it comes to understanding ranch truck mileage? Take this quiz and find out!

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