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Mpg While Out Plowing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by millsaps118, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    What are you guys getting for milage while out plowing?
    Here's my stats:

    '02 Chevy HD2500 w/6.0L (gasser)
    8'2" V w/500-600lbs ballist
    Last hand calc @ the pump: 6.78mpg (total horse Sh*t)
    W/O plow and ballist and normal driving: 12.87mpg
  2. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,747

    Same truck, 05 model. 4.10 gears.
    Blizzard 810.
    800 lbs ballist (tube sand and salt bags)

    About 8-9 plowing.
    11 around town no plow, in 4xhi, w/ballist
    14 hwy, no plow, w/ballist (55mph)
    12-13 interstate, no plow, w/ballist (70 mph) :gunsfiring:

    15 hwy in summertime.

    Next truck will be a cummins diesel, with a svo conversion :D
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    16 mpg with my Toyota pickup plowing residentials with 400-500lbs ballast & 6.8' Fisher + prowings. Love that 4cyl!
  4. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    my 6.5 l diesel is about 10.5 while plowing.... 15 in the summer... 18 - 19 hwy
  5. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Well. I measure it in Gallons per Hour not Miles per Gallon. Depends if I am salting or plowing but lets say I use 2.5 to 3 gallons an hour.

    Truck probably gets 8 mpg.
  6. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    solid 8ish plowing, towing, driving, wheeling doesnt matter it drinks gas.
  7. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    4mpg plowing, 100% 4WD, and 900lbs in the back
  8. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    I get 4MPG
  9. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    MY 2500 Plowing, with ton of salt in the back, get 10mpg
  10. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    Filled up my truck and went out plowing 1"-3" wet snow and when i was done i filled up again (17gal.) to top off and 175 miles on the trip-meter so 10.3 mpg. This was the same for the 99" and the 93"
  11. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Same truck, same mileage. I just got rid of my Cummins I was only getting about 14mpg...All the time!
  12. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    Would it be safe to say for those of us who are getting 10mpg or less it's costing around $200 +/- $50 per snow event?????

    My last snow event I think my fuel cost was about $220, but that also included going through my route 2x and some a 3rd for touching up.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2007
  13. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    12 jobs, 3/4 tank, $65
  14. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    whats a job? a driveway? a small lot? Just curious.

    I plowed 22 drives, most of them are 100ft, couple are 300-500+' with parking areas the other day on about 5 gallons
  15. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    Sooooo. . .

    In 11 hours you're looking for a fueling break

  16. BenW455

    BenW455 Junior Member
    from WV
    Messages: 19

    I have an 04 f250 CC with the 5.4 6 speed with 4:10's. Boss V with 500 to 1500 lbs of salt in the back. On this last storm 4"to 6" wet snow I got a little over 8 mpg.
  17. jjmcnace

    jjmcnace Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 64

    I get 4mpg with my 8.1 liter silverado with my v-plow and SnowEx 7500 sander. I usually get 8-10 in town with no blade.
  18. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    91 F250, 302 V8
    6 MPG
    Normally about 11-13
  19. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    98 Chevy 2500 V8 gets 4-5mgp during the winter. The S-10 gets 25 - 30 mpg when its not snowing!!!xysport
  20. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    most all my time is spent in large parking lots that are pretty close together but ill go 30-40 hours on 28 gallons of diesel. The 7.3 does really good on fuel while plowing.