Idle Time

WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH AN EXTRA $15K?

That’s how much fuel you could throw away in a five-year period if just one machine racks up too much idle time. And that doesn’t include all the other costs you’re incurring—wasted warranty hours, extra maintenance, declining resale value and more. See the numbers, get the facts and start cutting idle time and costs. 

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GENTLEMEN, STOP YOUR ENGINES

When data suggested excess idle time was eroding profitability, Precision Pipeline owner Landon Floyd asked operators to be more conscientious about shutting machines down when not in use. But the message wasn’t getting through—until Floyd tried a different approach. See how this creative leader had a little fun with his team and, in just 10 minutes, helped everyone understand the need to reduce idle time.

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EQUIPMENT SELECTION

Machine ignition

To optimize fuel efficiency, make sure your equipment is sized right and built with innovative features that improve productivity and conserve fuel.

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OPERATOR TECHNIQUE

Operator driving machine

Find out why investing in training can cut fuel use by 10-12% percent and help you attract and retain skilled operators.

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TECHNOLOGY

Machine ignition

Discover how tracking and using a few key pieces of machine data can help you improve fuel efficiency and profitability.

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JOBSITE SETUP

Operator driving machine

Set up the jobsite right and you’ll boost productivity and burn less fuel. Learn how Caterpillar can help you increase efficiency by 15% or more.

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KNOW WHAT YOU BURN AND WHAT YOU EARN?

Use the Cat® Fuel Efficiency Tool to learn your fuel efficiency, average fuel burn compared to others in your region, plus tips to cut costs and increase efficiency.

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Caterpillar pays you back

We're so sure of what you can do with 160+ new Cat machines, we're putting money on it. Get more with new Cat machines: fuel consumption and parts availability guarantees, plus free monthly fleet reports.

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