Benchmarking Study: Digger Derrick

Jessica AdamsSeptember 19, 2015

The graphs below are derived from the data of over 50 of our utility and municipal fleet benchmarking clients and their active Digger Derricks. The sample included nearly 12,000 vehicles weighing less than or equal to 55,000 GVWR. The data being used represents the patterns we have seen from the industry average of the selected sample. Most recently, the average purchase price for a 2014 Digger Derrick was $237,225. Any questions about this data and how it ties to fleet analytics should be directed to a Utilimarc representative, or visit Utilimarc.com to request more information.

Operating Costs (Without Fuel) Per 1,000 Miles

This graph shows the operating cost (all parts and labor) net of fuel per mile for the Digger Derrick. As the graph indicates, as a Digger Derrick ages, the operating cost per 1,000 miles also increases.

The overall operating cost for the Digger Derrick in year one was $1,430 per 1,000 miles, while in year ten it was $2,589 per 1,000 miles, an increase of $1,159 or 81% over the 10 years. The average operating cost per 1,000 miles for the Digger Derrick over the same 10-year period was $2,132.

Average Miles Driven by Year

This graph shows the average miles driven from 2010 to 2014 for the Digger Derrick. The annual average miles driven between 2010 and 2014 varied, with the most miles driven in 2012, 6,301, and the least miles driven in 2014, 5,795. The average miles driven from 2010-2014 is 6,094.

Average Miles Per Gallon by Year

This graph shows the average miles per gallon (MPG) from 2010 to 2014 for the Digger Derrick. The annual average miles per gallon (MPG) between 2010 and 2014 varied, with the highest MPG in 2011, 4.95, and the lowest MPG in 2013, 4.45. The average miles per gallon (MPG) from 2010-2014 is 4.68.

Average Number of Days Between Unscheduled/Demand Repair by Year

This graph shows the average number of days between an unscheduled/demand repair event from 2010-2014 for the Digger Derrick. The Digger Derrick historically has an average of 16.8 days between unscheduled/demand repair event.

Average Number of Days Between Scheduled/Preventive Maintenance by Year

This graph shows the average number of days between an scheduled/preventive maintenance event from 2010-2014 for the Digger Derrick. The Digger Derrick historically has an average of 49.9 days between a scheduled/preventive maintenance event.

Average Age Since 2010

This graph shows the average age of the Digger Derrick from 2010-2014. The average age has varied since 2010, with the highest age of 9.03 years in 2011 and the lowest age of 8.56 in 2013. The year with the highest average age for the heavy-duty bucket truck was 2013, at 8.07, and the average age from 2010-2014 was 7.65. The Digger Derrick historically has an average age of 8.76.


Jessica Adams

Senior Analyst

Jessica Schunk is a senior analyst at Utilimarc. She began her career with Utilimarc six years ago after graduating from the University of St. Thomas. Jessica specializes in benchmarking and enjoys creating custom reporting for clients. See more from Jessica


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