*digger derricks in the electric utility

UMUFC is again seeking your valuable input regarding replacement, design and use of digger derricks in the electric utility.  By helping us gather information, beneficial benchmarking can be prepared so utilities can see industry general practices regarding digger derricks with 50' or more sheave height. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes and we thank you in advance for your time. The benchmarking results will be compiled and presented at the next UMUFC conference. Responses are completely anonymous unless you choose to include your business information at the end of the survey. 
       - Upper Midwest Utility Fleet Council

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* 1. How many digger derricks with 50' or more sheave height does your utility own?

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* 2. Are buckets used with the digger derricks?   

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* 3. If #2 is Yes, are bucket liners used?

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* 4. Is dielectric testing performed?

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* 5. If #4 is Yes, how often per year, per truck?

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* 6. If #4 is Yes, is testing insourced or outsourced?

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* 7. Are rider seats used?

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* 8. What are the capital replacement criteria/targets?

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* 9. How many specified digger derricks by manufacturer?

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* 10. Are specified digger derricks equipped with telematics?

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* 11. Are specified digger derricks equipped with lone worker alert provisions?

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* 12. Are specified digger derricks equipped with anti-idle technologies on board?

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* 13. What are average miles driven each year?

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* 14. What are average engine hours each year?

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* 15. What are average PTO hours each year?

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* 16. Are ANSI required inspections (non-dielectric) insourced or outsourced?

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* 17. If insourced, are technicians on staff certified ANSI certified?

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* 18. Are non-dielectric inspections performed by calendar (so many, so often) or usage (hours/miles)?

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* 19. Are specified digger derricks ever remounted on new chassis?

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* 20. Do you have a rope replacement cycle?

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* 21. If #20 is Yes, what is replacement cycle?

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* 22. Are gut lines steel or nylon?

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* 23. How often are pole claws repaired or replaced?

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* 24. Are repair and maintenance costs tracked separately from chassis costs?

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* 25. Repair and maintenance costs (continuation of #24):

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* 26. Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey. We appreciate the industry feedback. If you wish to leave a comment, please do so below. 

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* 27. Contact information, optional:

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