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Had a 12 row front fold IH planter to pick up 490 miles away in NE Missouri, So what's a guy do..... changed the oil in the truck exactly where it has sat for the last 4 months in storage, fired off like it ran yesterday. Hooked it up to the gooseneck, checked all the tires and hit the freeway. 7.5 hours, 1 fuel stop empty. Loaded up and headed north straight into a 20mph head wind. Poor thing could only do 45-55, sucked fuel at a rate of 6 mpg!!!!! Spent the night in mount pleasant IA and finished the drive Saturday. 515 loaded miles, only 1 catastrophe in Belle Prairie IA. Wheel bearing on the 3rd axle blew apart on a corner in town, I walked to the hardware store, bought the only chain they had and kept on trucking. it looks like the axle is in the dirt, but its almost a foot off the ground. Good Ole 7.3 never once got hot or stuttered. You can just make out the milage in the last Pic. Just a few shy of exactly 1,000 miles. Think it burned 1 gallon of oil, my injectir orings are shot, guessing they're all original.