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How much fuel have you used moving snow?


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#31 JDBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted March 02, 2015 - 06:46 AM

Let me see, I've logged about 13 engine hours on the JD2320 since Jan 1 and typically it will use about 2.5l/hr, so that's 32.5L/8.5US gal of Diesel. The walk behind blower has gone through about 20L/5gal. of gas as well. Driveway is about 300ft long and a turn around area to clear as well. When I had a 23HP gas JDX475 GT it would go through 5l/hr of fuel and was only half the weight of the 2320. A small diesel compact tractor can save you some serious $$ if you log a lot of hours on a GT clearing snow. It can do more in the same time and use less fuel/hr. 


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Posted March 02, 2015 - 07:05 AM

Let me see, I've logged about 13 engine hours on the JD2320 since Jan 1 and typically it will use about 2.5l/hr, so that's 32.5L/8.5US gal of Diesel. The walk behind blower has gone through about 20L/5gal. of gas as well. Driveway is about 300ft long and a turn around area to clear as well. When I had a 23HP gas JDX475 GT it would go through 5l/hr of fuel and was only half the weight of the 2320. A small diesel compact tractor can save you some serious $$ if you log a lot of hours on a GT clearing snow. It can do more in the same time and use less fuel/hr. 

But that cuts the seat time way down!


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Posted March 02, 2015 - 07:21 AM

I've used about 5-6 gallons of gas, I clear my 200' x 16' drive, 2 turnouts, the front and back walks, paths for us to the out buildings and for the outdoor cats.


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Posted March 02, 2015 - 02:39 PM

10 gallons in the plow truck out front, another 10 gallons in 3 different GT's out back..

It's been a record winter, I don't like spending $$ on fuel so have a 6 cylinder truck and single cylinder GT's


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Posted March 02, 2015 - 08:06 PM

Used the lgt 165 to move some 2 to 3 week old 3 to 4 foot banks yesterday for two hours. Used about 1 gallon. Noel.

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Posted March 02, 2015 - 09:04 PM

Less than the street crew in front of Troy's house?   

 

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Posted March 04, 2015 - 08:15 AM

But that cuts the seat time way down!

Yes, that is a definite disadvantage but the smell of those diesel exhaust fumes and the sound of the engine help make up for it. 



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Posted March 04, 2015 - 08:20 AM

I'd say 3-4 gallons. That's plenty to suit me.

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Posted March 04, 2015 - 09:40 AM

10 gallons give or take I use 2 gallons every time I go out and plow and that about 3 hour each time I'm out




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