All those nonproductive hours translate into a lot of wasted fuel: 1 gallon or more every hour. Some industry experts say it’s not unusual for idle time to represent as much as 40-50% of total running time.
See how excess idling drives up fuel costs for an owner who logs 2,000 hours per year for five years.
EXPECTED OWNERSHIP: 5 years ANNUAL OPERATING HOURS: 2,000
AVERAGE FUEL COST: $3.90/gallon FUEL BURNED DURING IDLE: 1 gallon/hr
When you rack up a lot of nonproductive hours, you:
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Idle time, operator technique, equipment selection, technology and jobsite setup are some of the key
factors that affect fuel efficiency. Focus on the fundamentals and you’ll cut costs, increase productivity and get more work from every tank.