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94 f-250 hd w 8' western gas mileage

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by enosez, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. enosez

    enosez Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Great forum!!
    My first truck where I'm paying for the gas.
    All others were work trucks that I never payed any mind to.

    Anyway, 94 f250hd with a 8' western plow.
    What can I expect as far as gas mileage on this beast while plowing?
  2. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    5-7 mpg with plow and push snow.

    without plow and empty it get 10-12 mpg but for me I get 16. If that engine is 351W.
  3. enosez

    enosez Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Thats gonna suck!
    Locally, they give about $60 per hour to plow for the town.
    Between, insurance coverage and gas, I dont know if its worth it?
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I get 4-6 with my V-10 plowing
  5. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 852

    I get about 3-6 depending on how much salt is loaded up with my 97 HD. Plowing and gas mileage do not go together.
  6. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    60/hr and you cant afford the gas?:laughing:
  7. enosez

    enosez Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    now add insurance, reg, cost of use, and I want to make sure the return is there.

    Like I said, I've done plenty of plowing, on someone elses dime.
    Now thats its my money, I want to make sure its the right route:drinkup:

    PS. They want a million dollar liability policy ontop of normal coverage with the town/county named as insurers.
  8. GL&M

    GL&M Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 223

    Welcome to the world of the independant snow pusher. If 60.00 isn't enough don't plow for the city. Start your own route and charge what you need to make a profit. I average around a $100.00 per hour and would make around 1200.00 average per storm. Take out $100.00 for gas and another $60.00 for salt and I still have another $1040.00 cover the insurance and other operating expenses. At most 2 storms would cover my expenses for the truck for the season.