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How many miles per storm?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by beanz27, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    So how many miles do you put on total in one storm, just an average storm?

    I personally put nearly 120 miles on per storm between any running I need to do and one site I have 20 miles away. How about you guys?
  2. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

    80 miles across 50 residentials all within a 2 miles radius of one another. 10 miles from my house to the start of the route, and then 10 miles back home at the end of the route. so really 60 miles just during the actual route.
  3. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    My route is tight and I happen look after this last storm I put on 140 miles in 12 hrs in the truck
  4. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,123

    80 miles in a 2" incher. In this last never ending 2.5 inchs it was 120 miles.
  5. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    Last storm saw 213 miles and about 17.5 hrs of run time
  6. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,380

    Last event 10 hours and 160 miles lots of fuel and coffee runs
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    One time around about 20.
  8. chev_4x4

    chev_4x4 Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    30 miles in a Costco in 6 hours of plowing and salting, was there a total of 12 hours that storm
  9. jd20series

    jd20series Junior Member
    from IN
    Messages: 9

    I had 99 miles on our 5.5 inches this past weekend.
  10. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Never checked. But my entire route takes 17 to 20 hours depending on the snow.
    Last 2 entire routes used $120 of gas each time.
  11. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    About 85 miles on a 6.5 hour route.
  12. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    WOW you solo
  13. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    I'm around 75 miles in 6 hours. All my accounts are pretty close to me and each other.
  14. oarwhat

    oarwhat Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    How do you manage that if keeps snowing? And where do you find customers that will wait up to 20 hours to get plowed out?
  15. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    37 accounts.

    3 commercials get priority.

    8 full time residents get done next.

    The rest are weekend residents- second homes.

    Weekend storms are hectic, because some weekender customers are up. They call if they need to get out. I plowed 18 yesterday, along with 2 new calls for emergency plows. And my own driveway.
    19 weekender drives to do today. No one home, no cars, easy-peasy.

    I have 10 drives where the owners are gone until mid april. These always get done last when I am pressed for time.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2013
  16. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Yes. I may buy another truck and put my logging employee and good friend in it if I keep adding accounts...and it seems like they will keep coming. He would like that, and it would take some heat off me. I am at the limit for the one truck.

    Pretty sure I added 3 accounts yesterday alone..
  17. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,008

    ^ I am also at my limit for one truck. It's just hard to make the jump to a 2nd truck and plow. I may go with a skid instead of another truck.
  18. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I say you need something My route is at 8hrs with 5 rigs running
    Be no way I would do it solo
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2013
  19. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 944

    73 miles over 6 hour route
  20. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 797

    Mines the same, yesterday was about 14 hours and about 180 miles with everything. I have one commercial that explicitly doesn't want me there during the day between 6am-6pm. I hit them first, then open up about 8-10 resi that need to get out, start the summer homes. Then go back and do the resi while theyre at work, and try to finish the summer homes. My route would make people crazy here im sure.