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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 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 FY21Actual FY22Estimated FY23Target FY24Target FY25
Number of heavy equipment work orders completed 11,4781,3283,1532,2402,696
Turnaround Time: Average amount of time equipment is unavailable for operations during each shop visit: Heavy Equipment (in days) 21.741.131.901.901.81
Fleet Maintenance and Operations: Mean distance between failure: Heavy equipment (in miles) 317,96314,15915,56215,89515,205
Heavy equipment fleet availability 492.8%93.4%92.0%93.0%93.0%
1  FY21 and FY22 represent an anomaly due to reductions in vehicle utilization due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2  3 year rolling average
3  FY21 and FY22 data is an anomaly based on low utilization as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
4  3 year rolling average

Program Budget Changes

FY24 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY23 Approved602289237.50
Increase Cost: Vehicle Maintenance Contracts5000000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.5635743.00
FY24 Approved708646640.50