5 ways to save money on your machines

5 ways to save money on your machines

March 12, 2018

For many construction site managers, getting the lowest total lifetime cost is crucial when managing their fleets. So how can they save money on their machines?

Here we look at the top ways to drive down costs and help you get the most from your machines – from increased uptime to data-driven telematics.

  • Training: Put operators in the driving seat
    • Machine efficiency can vary by up to 40% according to the experience of the operator.
    • Operator training simulators increase efficiency and reduce accidents.
  • Fuel efficiency: better to sip.
    • For most owners, fuel comsuption is the No 1 cost of operating an excavator.
    • An idling vehicle can waste up to one gallon of fuel an hour.
    • It would take 60 of today’s cleaner diesel engines to equal the same emissions from an engine made in the 1980s.
  • Maintenance: don’t cut corners on care.
    • A costumer support agreement can:
      • Reduce TCO
      • Improve reliability
      • Increase revenue
  • Telematics: data driven savings.
    • Fleet telematics can reduce maintenance costs by 31%.
    • Two thirds of construction firms are using telematics data.
    • Data-driven products such as Volvo’s On-Board Weighing system can deliver a 40% improvement in fuel efficiency.
  • Uptime: give your machines a break
    • Average machines idle time can be as much as 30% of all operating time.
    • Auto idle systems can help cut fuel consumption by half, adding $20,000 to machines resale value.

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