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Operating Costs

Save Time and Money by Working Smart

Data from customer machines show Cat wheel loaders are among the most fuel ef cient machines in the industry. Several features contribute to this excellent fuel ef ciency:

Performance Series Buckets – Deliver faster ll times and better material retention, ultimately reducing cycle times while improving productivity and fuel ef ciency.

Load-Sensing Hydraulics – Provides only the hydraulic ow required by the implement and steering systems for improved fuel ef ciency and greater rimpull.

ACERT™ Engine – Power dense engine enables a more fuel-ef cient method to meet emissions regulations. • Fuel Management System (FMS) – Optimizes power for maximum fuel savings with minimal impact on production. • Engine Idle Shutdown – Automatic engine and electrical system shutdown conserves fuel.

Lockup Torque Converter – Transfers more power to the ground and optimizes fuel ef ciency in all applications. • Shift Strategy – Reduced torque interruption increases driveline ef ciency, conserving fuel. Auto 1-4 transmission mode keeps engine rpm low, reducing fuel consumption while delivering optimal machine performance.

Machine con guration, operator technique, and job site layout can impact fuel consumption by as much as 30 percent. • Machine Con guration – Select the correct work tool and tire type based on machine application. Radial tires are preferred; ensure proper in ation pressures. Heavier tires burn more fuel. Keep engine rpm low by using auto 1-4 transmission mode. • Job Site Layout – Spot loading targets in the right position. Avoid traveling more than twice the machine length during short cycle loading. Reduce transport distance for load and carry cycles by optimizing job site layout.

Loading Bucket – Load in rst gear and keep engine rpm low. Raise and tilt bucket smoothly and do not use a “pumping” motion. Avoid lift lever detent and use transmission neutralizer.

Loading Truck or Hopper – Do not raise the work tool any higher than necessary. Keep engine rpm low and unload in controlled manner.

Idle – Set the parking brake to engage Engine Idle Management System.

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