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Program Description

  Heavy Equipment Services

Heavy Equipment Services (HES) maintains and repairs heavy equipment, including heavy dumps, straight trucks, construction equipment, snow plows, leafers, mowers, backhoes, hydraulic excavators, and other specialized pieces of equipment. HES provides maintenance support for police, fire, and sheriff vehicles, as well as other County vehicles that provide support services to constituents because without properly maintained vehicles, County services to residents would be severely impacted. Fleet is a 24/7 operation that includes maintenance on the County's dump trucks before, during, and after a storm so the trucks that plow the streets have high availability enabling emergency vehicles and resident's safe routes to travel. HES provides direct vehicle maintenance support at the Gaithersburg, Poolesville, Damascus, Bethesda, Colesville, and Silver Spring depots.

Program Contacts

Contact Peggy Lynch of the Division of Fleet Management Services at 240.777.5759 or Gary Nalven of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2779 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of heavy equipment work orders completed5,0114,9775,0275,0775,127
Turnaround Time: Average amount of time equipment is unavailable for operations during each shop visit: Heavy Equipment (in days)
Fleet Maintenance and Operations: Mean distance between failure: Heavy equipment (in miles)13,17514,56313,83913,85914,087
Heavy equipment fleet availability92.0%89.3%90.0%91.0%91.0%

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved608152235.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2235892.00
FY22 Approved630511137.50