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how much fuel do you use???

how much fuel do you use?

  • 1 tank

    Votes: 48 66.7%
  • 2 tanks

    Votes: 19 26.4%
  • 4 tanks

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • 3 tanks

    Votes: 2 2.8%
  • 5 tanks

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 7 tanks

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 6 tanks

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • i use more than 8 tanks of fuel

    Votes: 1 1.4%

  • Total voters


2000 Club Member
i just filled my tank up yeterday and salte and plowed today, about 1" 1/2 it finished the day with a quater tank. but was wondering what normal usage of fuel would be, like how much fuel you guys use for a single storm,

i have a f-250 turbo and get about 15 highway and 12 city, but i havent had a decent snowfall to calcuate my mpgs while plowing....

so how much fuel do you use for one storm


Senior Member
07735 nj
05 f250 diesel 24-30 hours on a 29 gal tank. i start it when i get called in and WILL not shut it off till im done, so some of that is idling


PlowSite.com Addict
10 hours of idle + 17 hours of plowing used 3/4 a tank gotta love the cummins

should add I drive to and from the site 80 miles round trip with the plow on


2000 Club Member
alberta canada
this is a really silly thread !!!

my skidsteers use between 1.5-2 gph, my loader uses about 1gph

all these depend on how long they are left idling, how cold it is, how hard they are working, etc


2000 Club Member
Average is about 3 gal per hour. Depends on how much salt I have in back. How cold it is. How heavy the snow is.

I reset the trip odometer when I get to the lot to see how many miles it takes to finish the lot on a full plow. It comes out to about 40 miles each plow for the lot(I cut it to 37.5 last time) and 16 miles round trip to house and back and it uses a half tank each full plow and salt. 35 gal tank.


Fairfax, VA
Old gasser GMC uses about 2 GPH when the snow is deep and heavy. not much better when it is not. I guess I stay light on the throttle and run in 4low when its deep and heavy. Only really need some short stomps on the gas on occasion to stay efficient. I probably only get 8 MPG on the road around town loaded with salt and a plow.


Senior Member
L.I., N.Y.
For the last storm (the big blizzard!ooooooo) I ran through about 72 gallons in 64 hours. Now that was plowing, traveling (not much), and towing the skidsteer (about 100 miles total). On average I'd say I use about 1 GPH in my truck, my old Ford though, she runs about 2 - 2.5 GPH while out pushing and salting.


Senior Member
I never even pay attention to it. I fill it before the storm and i add more when it gets around half.. I just filled it from the gas light sunday and it took $138 to fill it up @ 2.85 a gallon.


2000 Club Member
S.E. Wisconsin
rob_cook2001;931077 said:
My bobcat s300 uses about 1.6gph our 09 6.4 ford uses about 3.5gph! We need to take that DPF off soon lol
You must not be WFO. :D

I figure right about 2 GPH on the head at wide open, although I run at 1/2 throttle or so when in fuel conservation mode with the light on.