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#16 shorty ONLINE  

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Posted March 01, 2015 - 08:07 PM

I didn't keep real close track of what I have used so far. I guess 5-8 gallons. And that is my drive and two neighbors, most likely half of it was at the one neighbor. His drive gets to be a real mess with drifting.


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Posted March 01, 2015 - 08:15 PM

At my house, between 5-10 gal. Probably 8.
Up at the farm, best guess 25 thru the Wheel Horse, another 25 or so thru the chevy plow truck.
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Posted March 01, 2015 - 08:20 PM

Less than 20 liters so far in the Massey 10


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Posted March 01, 2015 - 08:27 PM

I'm at a gallon on a half on my own stuff, 3 gallons on the road out front and neighbors drives. Twice with the blower, and four times with the broom.

I think we've had about 25 inches this winter. 15 to start, never more than 2.5 after that.

My Bolens diesel with the 42" blower is the most fuel efficient blower I have ever used, bar none.
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Posted March 01, 2015 - 08:27 PM

Less than 20 liters so far in the Massey 10

You made me go do math.
According to my Mr Metric Decoder Ring, I used 227 liters. How is that possible? :D
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Posted March 01, 2015 - 08:57 PM

The Massey has gone thru around 2 1/2 gallons of diesel for plowing only.  Probably plowed 10 times, two driveways with sizable parking areas each time.  This thing just sips fuel for everything it can do.  I think I'm closer to 5 gallons of gas in the Wheelhorse I use up at my dad's.


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Posted March 01, 2015 - 09:00 PM

You made me go do math.
According to my Mr Metric Decoder Ring, I used 227 liters. How is that possible? :D

 

Gas where I am is about $1.00 a liter.


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Posted March 01, 2015 - 09:03 PM

Maybe 3 gallons in the 129 with snow plow. Snow has been sporadic at best except for Super bowl Sunday.

 

 

 

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Posted March 01, 2015 - 10:16 PM

5 to 7 gallon but not a drop was really necessary, biggest snow was between 2 and 3 inches and so far the previous snow was all gone before the next snow.


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Posted March 01, 2015 - 10:27 PM

I clear more than is needed here, and maintain a stretch of twp bikepath adjacent to my property...we're too far toward the end of the twp path for them to clear it all the way to us.  We've had about 100" of snow, but only due to a couple storms.  Normally I'm plowing every other day due to lake effect, and this year the Big lake froze quickly and shut lake effect off so I'm actually plowing much less.  Maybe 10 gallons.  The 60" broom and blade made quick work.


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Posted March 01, 2015 - 11:09 PM

1 Pint of fuel used

 

Ignition switch went out after I prepped it for plowing and the starter needs new bushings and brushes.I did pay the neighbors kid $10 3 times to shovel the car out.So $30 total this winter and i got to hibernate lol.

 

It was COLD but really not that much snow yet.It's snowing out again though.


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Posted March 02, 2015 - 12:03 AM

Gas where I am is about $1.00 a liter.


Ryan and I sat down and re figured.
2 Gal tank on the WH, we've filled it up more than Ten times and its usually more than 3/4 empty. Three times I've walked for fuel... So conservatively, 20 gal.
The plow truck. 5 here, 5 there, two here... No real records but from his and my memory, at least another 20.
At my house, the Gt19.9 and the ST16. At least the equivalent three fill ups each, the 19.9 has been used a lot more so more fuel. Min 6 gal.

I would round that up to 50 and both of us think that's low ish.
The area Mom & Dad have always kept open while farming was substantial. They continued thru convenience and habit after farming stopped. Now, it's because that's how Dad would have done it. I plan on reducing the area, but that will take time and reorganization.
Here, I do our small parking area. Then I widen the road in our section to make it easier to back in our parking area. Several times I have dealt with the intersection narrowing caused by plowing route and "style" and there are a couple older folk with mailboxes that Get cleared.
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Posted March 02, 2015 - 12:32 AM

About 15 gallons of diesel in my Ford 2000 diesel with an FEL. Well over 25 hours of seat time. 6+ inches of fresh today will mean another 3 hours seat time tomorrow. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 02, 2015 - 05:06 AM

About 20 gallons or so. Noel
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Posted March 02, 2015 - 06:20 AM

About a litre,,,I don't bother moving snow if its less than a foot,,,and now that I got a lawn tractor i can likely get away with cutting the grass a couple times a year..


Edited by Jazz, March 02, 2015 - 06:22 AM.

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