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. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,179

    I thought gm diesel supposed to get best on mpg compare to my company truck with 351W that got 6.54 mpg and went though 1.625 gal per hour.
  2. Santry426

    Santry426 Senior Member
    Messages: 432

    Measured it out today..9 hours of pushing the same commercial lot heavier snow today with no ballast in truck spun more did 10 gallons to fill.....So about 1.1 gallon's per hour
  3. Santry426

    Santry426 Senior Member
    Messages: 432

    Stats ion the truck?
  4. grf_1000

    grf_1000 Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    plowing the wells and the lease roads suck the fuel, i only plow after they call when they cant make it through the roads. last time i was out there was 16" . yeah it sucks the fuel.
  5. grf_1000

    grf_1000 Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    265 tires, boss 8'2" poly v , and 450 ballast.. bone stock 130k miles
    the silverado 2500hd gasser with the 6.0l was a worse then the duramax plowing with me
  6. Santry426

    Santry426 Senior Member
    Messages: 432

    Damn what year diesel? Mine is on 265's pushing a 8 ft fisher xblade with 900lbs of ballast and 116k on the truck... I think the cat and muffiler delete helped a good amount along with the tuner
  7. JMR

    JMR Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    I use about 2/3 of a tank 20 gallons per route 6 - 8 hours. Last storm I cleared every every lot at least 4 times and some 5. I think I used just under 4 tanks. I really don't pay that much attention though. I fill it whenever it gets to 1/4 tank. I figure if I'm burning fuel I'm making $$$.:nod:
  8. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    With the 32" meats and the 99 24V cummins I average a quarter tank per 6 hours of non-stop lot plowing. With about 1-3 minutes or less of commute between sites. For MPG I average 11-14 all winter. I have no specific measurements for city/plowing/highway. I just do the calculation at the pump with whatever miles I've accumulated.

    Thursday and friday combined I did 10 hours total of remote cell towers and I consumed half a tank. Basically drove around the entire county hitting 14 sites for $65.00 in fuel.

    Not all that bad?
  9. grf_1000

    grf_1000 Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    push 16" of michigan hilly backwood country snow on 2 tracks and see how much fuel you use lol. had to open them up with trucks the loaders were on other roads and wells. with 160 wells and around 65 miles of two tracks and seasonal roads and 32" of snow in 48 hours it takes a toll on the the fuel.
  10. palmtree907

    palmtree907 Member
    Messages: 69

    My 97 F250 LD with a 5.4 V8 gets about 10 MPG running around 212 miles over a 12 hour period with 40 minutes of that running down the hiway to hit 2 properties that are way off my beaten path.All the rest is in town.
  11. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    Between my Bocat 753, 02' Dodge CTD pulling the bobcat, and my 94' Dodge 1500 360 gasser with a 8' western I burned through $350 worth of fuel during the December 23-25 storm.
  12. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 6,463

    $1000-1500 per month for 2 duramax's
  13. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    2008 F450 dump with 6.8 V10 auto gets 3.1 MPG plowing. And 6.5 MPG normal use.
    1996 F250 7.3 diesel about 10 MPG plowing.
    1984 K30 6.2 diesel 8.5 MPG plowing
    1976 K30 402 big block 3.5 MPG plowing

    Last winter I bought over $7000 of fuel.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2010
  14. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 389

    My 2007 6.0L burned 23 gallons in 9 hours. 12" wet heavy snow. Last week it was 13 gallons with 5" powder snow. Much better than the old 8.1 Liter.....that was $80 the last storm before I traded it.
  15. 4wydnr

    4wydnr Senior Member
    from N. IL
    Messages: 151

    In my New Holland Ls180 I burn .85 gph.
  16. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,858

    4 MPG plowing or 1.6 gal/hr
  17. dgt178

    dgt178 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    1990 F250 4x4 gas 351 Boss's not miles per's gallons per mile.....that pig GUZZLES FUEL..........
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2010
  18. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 763

    I don't know, i thought it was normal. It's an 03 that i bought used. It's great when i fill it up the trip computer say's i have 980 miles to empty and it never lasts that long. Of course the trip pc doesn't know that i have some mods done...
    It does really well on fuel too. A ton better than any of my friends F250 or 350's.
  19. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,112

    I kinda tracked it last storm. Did about 3MPG and 2.5 GPH
  20. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 32,556

    I voted for the more than 8 tanks.