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When you're fighting to keep owning and operating costs as low as possible, you need to know how much fuel you burn and how much every tank earns. Fuel efficiency is the measure of how much work a machine can do with one gal of fuel.

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  • fuel-efficiency calculation
  • average fuel burn compared to others in your region
  • tips to cut costs and increase efficiency

FUEL EFFICIENCY IN 6 SIMPLE STEPS

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MY CONSUMPTION

*Monetary figure represents yearly fuel cost based on calculated fuel burn, fuel cost and yearly hours.

My personalized tips

KEEP MORNING WARM UPS SHORT

Equipment start-up should run between 3 and 5 minutes to efficiently prep systems without wasting fuel.

LIMIT IDLE TIME AT SHUT DOWN

Operators can save a lot by paying more attention at shut down. Older engines need 2 minutes, newer engines, almost none.

TURN OFF NON-WORKING EQUIPMENT

Equipment left running during lunch time, breaks and other periods can add up to a large fuel bill over the course of a project.

TRAIN YOUR OPERATORS

Make sure all operators are properly trained on each machine so they know how to optimize the relationship between ground speed, gear and engine rpm. Studies have shown 5 – 15% fuel efficiency gains at 75% power and 15 – 30% efficiency gains at 50% power.

USE ECONOMY MODE IF AVAILABLE

Running in this mode whenever possible reduces engine speed and can cut fuel usage by up to 22%, depending on machine and application.

SIZE THE MACHINE FOR JOB

Too much or too little horsepower can drastically affect fuel efficiency. If you need help, ask your equipment dealer to match the right machine to the job you’re doing.

UPGRADE TO NEWER FUEL-EFFICIENT MODELS

Stay up-to-date on the latest features, benefits and savings new equipment can add to protect your bottom line.

SET UP YOUR JOB SITE EFFICIENTLY

Effectively plan your job site travel patterns to reduce idling and minimize turns.

USE TECHNOLOGY TO TRACK AND MEASURE

Onboard technologies that monitor operating parameters, such as fuel consumption, are highly accurate and will add to your ability to save.

KEEP MACHINES IN TOP CONDITION

Diligent maintenance not only saves fuel, but also reduces repair costs. Blocked air filters can increase fuel consumption by 20%. One stuck valve lifter can increase fuel usage by 10 – 15%. Improperly working thermostats have been noted to increase fuel consumption by 25%.

MAINTAIN PROPER TIRE INFLATION

On wheeled equipment and on-road vehicles, under-inflation by just 6 psi consumes 3% more fuel.

CHECK FOR FAULTY FUEL CAPS

Damaged or loose fuel caps can cause unwanted contaminants to enter the system and reduce efficiency in components like fuel injectors. Caps that are not well sealed can also lose fuel due to evaporation.

USE RECOMMENDED FUEL GRADE

Be sure to use the recommended fuel grade depending on ambient temperature and weather conditions. This will optimize fuel burn.


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By upgrading your machine to the best in class you could save $ per year in fuel costs.

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