Jobsite Assessment & Production Analysis

Improve Production and Lower Your Heavy Equipment Operating Costs

Upon request our Global Application Consultants are available to evaluate your jobsite. Our experts will analyze and work with your team to recommend site-specific solutions aimed at improving production, lowering cost and enhancing safety. Structured, disciplined and fact-based, our solutions focus on providing your team with the tools to make sustainable progress.

Production analysis and job assessments are a service that Caterpillar provides to our customers to help them improve their operations and get more from their investment. These job studies typically require two days onsite plus a couple of additional days for report writing. Our teams focus on a number of variables and analyses such as: 

  • Vehicle/fleet productivity
  • Loading/hauling systems
  • Equipment operation reviews
  • Loading tool sizing/matching
  • Payload weighing/productivity 

What can you expect when we visit your jobsite? Our team will perform machine production studies on your specific pieces of equipment to prove a production advantage for Caterpillar products. A general rule of thumb is that a 1% production advantage will offset a 5% increase in price. Also, production differences have to be at least an increment of 10% to be visible to the human eye. Our team can measure to +- 1% accuracy.

How do we do the job studies? Our team arrives at your jobsite and sets up the scales to weigh and time. Anything that digs, loads or hauls weight or volume over a measured distance in a specified amount of time can be studied.  

What can be measured?

  • Vehicle Information Management System (VIMS) payload comparisons
  • Fleet Production Cost Analysis (FPC) data collection
  • Production differences for specific machines
  • Truck Payload Measurement System (TPMS) verification/calibration
  • Belt scale checks 

For additional information on scheduling and/or pricing a job study, please contact your local Cat Dealer.


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