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Program Description

  Heavy Equipment Services

Heavy Equipment Services (HES) maintains and repairs heavy equipment, including heavy dump trucks, straight trucks, construction equipment, snow plows, leafers, mowers, backhoes, hydraulic excavators, and other specialized pieces of equipment. HES provides maintenance support for public safety and other County vehicles that support services to County residents, without which such services would be severely impacted. HES maintains the County's dump trucks before, during, and after a storm, ensuring high availability of equipment to provide safe travel routes for emergency vehicles and County residents. HES provides direct vehicle maintenance support at the Gaithersburg, Poolesville, Damascus, Bethesda, Colesville, and Silver Spring depots.

Program Contacts

Contact Luis Solis 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 FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Number of heavy equipment work orders completed 11,3281,0121,1701,1701,117
Turnaround Time: Average amount of time equipment is unavailable for operations during each shop visit: Heavy Equipment (in days) 21.132.882.412.632.64
Fleet Maintenance and Operations: Mean distance between failure: Heavy equipment (in miles) 314,15916,04315,10115,10115,415
Heavy equipment fleet availability 493.4%93.4%93.2%93.3%93.3%
1  Measure calculated via a multi-year rolling average.
2  Measure calculated via a three-year rolling average.
3  Measure calculated via a multi-year rolling average.
4  Measure calculated via a three-year rolling average.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved708646640.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.7782500.00
FY25 Recommended786471640.50