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Front-end loader productivity

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Wise Landscapin, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Wise Landscapin

    Wise Landscapin Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Hey all,

    I have another productivity question for the site-

    What is the productivity per hour for smaller, utility size front-end loaders with 10/12ft snow boxes? I'm looking for acres per hour or square feet per hour.

    Thanks for the help
  2. snorider075

    snorider075 Senior Member
    Messages: 316

  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Skid Steer with 8’ Pusher .5 acres/hr to 1.8 acres/hr

    Skid Steer with 10’ Pusher .6 acres/hr to 1.9 acres/hr

    WD Backhoe with 10’ Pusher 1.0 acres/hr to 2.3 acres/hr

    4WD Backhoe with 12’ Pusher 1.2 acres/hr to 2.5 acres/hr

    4WD Backhoe with 14’ Pusher 1.4 acres/hr to 2.8 acres/hr

    Articulated Lder w/ 16’ Pusher 1.8 acres/hr to 3.7 acres/hr

    Articulated Lder w/ 20’ Pusher 2.7 acres/hr to 5.5 acres/hr

    Articulated Lder w/ 24’ Pusher 3.2 acres/hr to 5.9 acres/hr
  4. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    GV why such a wide spread of time
  5. Wise Landscapin

    Wise Landscapin Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Because large, open lots with no vehicles and few obstructions allow you to get more done per hour. Lots that are not open but contain many obstacles will slow you down. That would be the lower end of the productivity.
  6. Wise Landscapin

    Wise Landscapin Junior Member
    Messages: 5


    Thanks for this information. I appreciate the productivity breakdown for all types of equipment, this will definitely help me with my bidding process.

    Wise Landscaping
  7. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Also longer pushes loose productiviy once the box up.