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Loader vs Truck

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Theshoemaker, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Theshoemaker

    Theshoemaker Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    Ok, the avg. amount of area cleared by a pick-up is apprx. 1 acre an hour, What would the avg. be for a loader with a 12ft box?? Also how much of a difference between 12ft and 14ft pusher??

  2. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
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    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
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  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    On avg we have found a 12ft pusher with a good operator will 2.5 times as much as a pickup. The bigger the storms get the more the loader gets done in comparison. Our lots are all 2+ acres so I'm not sure how it would compare on smaller lots.

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    I would pretty much agree. Definately as their gets to be more material the more the loader shines.