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production rates for truck

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by sectlandscaping, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. sectlandscaping

    sectlandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    How much work is to much? I was just wondering how much work you put on each truck. I never seen a discussion of production rates per truck.
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    To many variable on that. How experienced are you?
    What type of snow?
    How much snow?
    Time of day?
    1st plow of the season?
    Type of truck
  3. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,511

    I run a max of ~60 driveways/jeep
  4. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    the rule of thumb on here is a acre an hour, with a 8 + Vee or straight blade, in a wide open lot. I don't agree with that but thats just me and I like to not to beat the crap out of my trucks. so a little over a hour. and thats leaving the property with snow pushed pass the curbs and not crumbs & trail offs left on the lot!

    entry scarasm here.
  5. sectlandscaping

    sectlandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    I understand the 1 acre a hour but Im talking about per day. For instance I try to schedule 6 hours of work per truck. That way if things go bad or slow theres still room to cover it. I could lose a truck and the other 2 would take on 3 hours each. I wouldnt say 6 acres per truck because of travel time and other variables.
  6. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    That's about the same rule of thumb that I use. There will be some storms where those trucks work for 10 hours and others when the trucks only work for 3-4.