how much fuel do you use???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ajslands, Dec 28, 2009.


how much fuel do you use?

  1. 1 tank

    48 vote(s)
  2. 2 tanks

    19 vote(s)
  3. 4 tanks

    1 vote(s)
  4. 3 tanks

    2 vote(s)
  5. 5 tanks

    0 vote(s)
  6. 7 tanks

    0 vote(s)
  7. 6 tanks

    1 vote(s)
  8. i use more than 8 tanks of fuel

    1 vote(s)
  1. mjsmith70

    mjsmith70 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    When I start pushing my Hemi guzzles the equivilant to a dozen alcoholics in a free bar per hour.
  2. V-Boss

    V-Boss Member
    Messages: 30


    I use about a 1/2 tank per day, somewhere around 5ish hours average run time, with plowing and idle usage. I usually fill up after 3 days but can stretch to 4.
  3. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn Addict
    Messages: 1,133

    Most of my trucks burn roughly a half a tank per route.
  4. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    Pushing snow I usually run it at 2400-2450. Just looked at my receipt from my last tank. 1.62gph. I wish they could squeeze just a little bigger tank into these machines.
  5. alsam116

    alsam116 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    i have a 99 250 diesel and i go through about 1.5 per hour plowing. i just bought a 94 gmc 3500 hd 454 and i hope i can get aroung 3gph in it because it has a 25 galon tank in it(small) and when we push it will probably be a 10 or 12 hour run and i dont want to have to fill it up in the middle.
  6. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,062

    when did they start putting 50 gallon tanks in the x's?
  7. parnellyj

    parnellyj Junior Member
    from MT
    Messages: 18

    One of our Chevy 4500s has an 8.1 gasser 800 gal deice tank on back 9'2'' plow on front 94 mi plowing lot's = 38 gallon of fuel consumption.
  8. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    I plowed for 18 hours last storm and used a tank not to bad I thought.
  9. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,179

    97 F250 with 351W and 4.10 in axle

    went though 13 gallons in 7 hours and got 89 miles out tanks. I don't drive like crazy. Just try save gas due boss is out town for 2 weeks I spend $90 dollars in gas this week.

    It seem it use more gas than 01 F250 5.4L and 4.10 in axle do.
  10. yeah tank size, truck size, how much its sitting during the storm or storm length vary too much.

    some of our trucks filled up 3+ times this last big storm, but we were out for days with that one.

    others we can salt all night long with one diesel truck and still have half a tank left.
  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,112

    I can start with about a half a tank, plow for while, put $40 in, take a quick nap, plow some more, have some left in the tank.

    How's that math Crete?
  12. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,147

    Perfect LOL :drinkup:
  13. MaineF250

    MaineF250 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 123

    I used about 5 gallons per hour in the haybinder yesterday for a 4 inch fluffy storm. These new emissions motors suck so much fuel its unreal.

    My pickup burns around one tank of fuel per month:cool:, because I don't drive it in the salt and have a beater to run around in
  14. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,112

    Could someone tell me how increasing fuel usage by half again is better for the environment?

    Hang on to your hats. The environmentalists are taking over, and it's going to cost the end user and tax payer a bazillion dollars.
  15. Sabsan84

    Sabsan84 Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    during the last big "blizzard" my 06 F350 Powerstroke went through 1 27 gallon tank in 32hrs, or thereabouts, I have a 8ft mm2 on the front
  16. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,147

    Fixed it for you. :eek:
  17. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,112

    How much crap do you suppose the current administration has pushed through while we've been distracted by health care, economy stimulus packages, etc....
  18. Santry426

    Santry426 Senior Member
    Messages: 432

    My duramax running a mild tune and straitpipe pushing a decent sized lot with about 17 inches of light snow went 16 hours to just over a half a tank which equals out to 13 gallons or so
  19. My entire route which currently consists of about 26 residential driveways and 4 parking lots is only 56KM (34.8 miles) round trip right back to my door step. I burn roughly 1/4 tank which costs me about $30 in my Gas powered Ram... It takes me 4 hours to complete the route in an average snow storm of 10-15cm...
  20. grf_1000

    grf_1000 Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    i know ive gone through $1400 in fuel this season already in the duramax truck alone. horrible mph when out plowing the gas wells. mpg on the wells is around 6.5. plowing the commercial lots is around 10 mpg. we have had around 70" of snow fall this season so far.