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Fuel costs per hour

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by joeco129, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. joeco129

    joeco129 Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    I trying to figure out what my 2004 F350 diesel will cost me per hour to run... 38 gallon tank...

    I was offered $53/hour in cash to plow commercial lots but am trying to guess how many hours I will get from a tank of gas and if the $53 an hour is enough... Diesel in CT just hit $3.55/gallon

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    Well it will take you at least 2.5 hrs to earn the $135.00 that it takes to fill your truck and you should be able to plow for at least 8-22 hrs with a tank full. but depending on what the price market for subs in you area is this could be to low of a price per hr good luck.
     
  3. joeco129

    joeco129 Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    I was thinking about that... but then again it is cash... so it is really worth about $75. and hour if I was getting a check and having taxes taken out.

    So you'd guess at minimum 8 hours on a tank?
     
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Your tank will easily last 8 hours, probably closer to 14 with out very much trouble.
     
  5. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    You'll get WAY over 8 hours. I would figure at least 12 but I wouldn't be surprised if you could get 14 out of it.
     
  6. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    My 05 had a 35 gallon tank and I'd work about 15 - 18 hrs before needing fuel - but I only plowed 75% of that time. I did haul around 4000# of salt continuesly though....

    BTW - the 08's have a 29 gallon tank that only has about 25.5 usable - and the fuel milage is worse. I'll be at the Speedway eatin donuts every nite this year.....
     
  7. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

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    I'm sorry with the type-o it's more like 8-12 hrs.
     
  8. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    I could be wrong but 53 per Hr. sounds low for Conn.
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2007
  9. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    He's getting cash. I worked as a sub for $50/hour back in 1989.
     
  10. joeco129

    joeco129 Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    Again, your right... It is cash I am getting... equal to almost $75 and hour by check, before taxes...

    Was that $50 you were getting in 1989 cash?

    Was a good going rate for subs, on the books, in New England? Or even other areas for that matter...

    Do many of you guys that sub get cash? Or are they checks given and you have to deal with taxes?
     
  11. Eclipse

    Eclipse Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    Around here a sub will get $50-$60/hour depending on your setup. Most treat you as an independant contractor and will not take taxes out of your check but you will be responsible for paying them at the end of the year.

    I can get almost $20.hour to drive someone elses truck. $50 per hour in my truck does not seem like enough IMO but I guess that is what the market is paying.
     
  12. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    ditto. . . .
     
  13. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    I can see $5 per hour fuel costs
     
  14. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    Take the cash it wont be around too much longer.
     
  15. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Rates are different in every area. I wasn't insulting your $50/hour, I was simply stating something. I don't work for cash, I love the country I live in and my taxes pay for that. Guys that run their buisiness's in cash are usually the ones I stay away from. JMO