Whether it’s a period of low or spiked fuel prices, fuel consumption is always going to be a major small wheel loader owning and operating cost. That’s why we reached out to our small wheel loader product team to bring you the latest on technology for monitoring and managing your machine’s fuel efficiency. This will not only help you better understand and predict total operating costs, but also help you bid on jobs more accurately in order to maximize your profit.
The operating display systems in small wheel loader cabs serve as a vital tool for you, not only for machine diagnostics but also for tracking fuel consumption. Today’s advanced secondary display systems have multiple applications that provide specific fuel-related details, including:
- Lifetime fuel burn provides the overall average gallon-per-hour fuel burn of the machine.
- Time until empty calculates how much longer the machine can run before it needs to be refueled. The system calculates this time based on how the machine is operating (i.e., standard mode vs. performance mode or aggressive operation vs. idling).
- Current fuel provides real-time calculations of the amount of fuel being used per hour while the machine is operating.
- Resettable job clock allows the operator to track machine time and fuel usage per job. You can use it to get very specific information. For example, you can track the amount of fuel you use per hour, per job and then reset it when starting your next job.