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Full Tank of Fuel

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ferdinand711, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. ferdinand711

    ferdinand711 Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    How many hours of plowing does your full tank go and on what truck?
  2. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    varies alot on the "wetness of snow" how heavy it is makes a big difference

    i would say on avg. all my CTD, (gen 2) gets 12-14 hours , my 2001 ram , gasser, gets 6-8 max
  3. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,279

    I was just thinking about this today on my drive home.....I have yet to plow with my truck, but get 10-12 mpg per tanks towing/daily driving.

    2001 2500hd 6.0L gas.
  4. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,362

    5.9 Cummins about 16-18 hours.

    Depends on how much snow, how much drive time between accounts.

    I've got a new 6.7 Cummins with a 52 gallon tank.

    Hopefully that goes more than 20 hours. :D
  5. country_boy

    country_boy Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    my 91 ford with the 460 ci with both tanks filled will get 12 hours tops. my other trucks, chevy with 6.0 and my 5.8l ford about 14-16hrs
  6. JCI Trans

    JCI Trans Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    country boy you got it about right with the chevy 6.0, i run the same motor. I have noticed, however, that when the snow is not too deep and i add a little extra ballast and keep it out of 4wd as much as possible i can stretch it a little bit.
  7. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    I get 4-6mpg with mine
  8. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    My V-10 Ford gets 5-7mpg while plowing in 4WD.
  9. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    98 chevy 5.7/350- 10-12hrs will put me around 1/4 tank. About 15-16 gallons of fuel used iirc.
  10. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,793

    best i've done on my 2003 Duramax is is 22 hours on 20 gallons
  11. country_boy

    country_boy Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Yes sir JCI Trans. I should do it more especially since i always have salt and sand in the back. at least 2200lbs. i am going to watch it a little bit more carefully this year. pkus i got a new test dummy. a ranger with a 6'6" western straight blade. i cant wait to see what it can do.
  12. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    04' F-350 dually 6.0L I will be back at home in bed before I run out of diesel. I plowed 24-25 hrs straight last yr and still had a little over a 1/4 tank, but I do have a 38 gallon tank:D
  13. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,107

    Listen I've plowed through a full tank of fuel in my 07 SD 6.0, when I got to the gas station it said I was getting like 6 MPG, I reset the trip, plowed through 1/2 of the second tank and it said 2 MPG :dizzy:

    My buddy was asking what it would take to get to zero :eek:
  14. heather lawn spray

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

    Regular cab long box
    6.6 Duramax

    16 hours
  15. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    You guys, especially with the diesels let em run the whole time?

    When i do my route on my own, just mainly salting, i salt the lot, then get out and hand salt spreader the sidewalks, runs the whole time since it doesnt take very long. Any of you turn it off a lot?
  16. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    None of us can really compare mpg numbers here...

    plower #1 plows with a ford 6.0L and hes pushing 90% of the time, and the snow is 25" tall
    plower #2 plows with a 5.9L dodge and pushes 50% of the time and 6" tall
    plower #3 plows with a 6.6L chevy and pushes 75% of the time, started at 4" and plowed some at 30"

    its like comparing "towing" mpg when some tow box trailers, others tow flat trailers and othesr tow through mountains, others flat, and between 4,000lbs - 23,000 lbs :/

    Its neat to hear everyone jot down their input though :)
  17. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    you know whats really cool is that some of these guys are driving over 15+hrs on a tank, if they were on the expressway a tank wouldnt last that long so in actuality you use less gas plowing then you do driving across state...timewise that is :p
  18. country_boy

    country_boy Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    i never turn my trucks off though either, both my gasser trucks and my diesel run 24/7. my trucks have good days and bad days, sometimes i can plow longer than others. by the way where in the hell is the snow. i am in colrado and we havent had a lick of snow. what about ya'll else where?
  19. capnsac

    capnsac Member
    Messages: 73

    Do you have a chip, exhaust, intake?
  20. heather lawn spray

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

    Speaking of expressway driving. . .

    Same truck, 5.5 hours to other end of province, sit, and 5.5 hours back. . . whole tank and a jerry can too. and slide in the driveway on vapours.