Browse Publications Technical Papers 2015-26-0148

Reliable Measuring System for Fuel Consumption of Earth-Movers 2015-26-0148

Fuel economy is an important customer requirement which determines the position of earth-movers such as backhoe loaders in the market. Earth-movers are heavy duty machines that are used for construction works. Currently fuel consumption in earth-movers is quantified as fuel consumed per unit time (Liters per hour). Similarly, conventional measure of productivity of the earth-movers is in terms of volume of soil trenched per hour. Measurements using the above scales showed wide variations in measured fuel consumption and productivity,
  • For the same equipment between measurements
  • Two equipment of same make at different trench locations and
  • Against the competitor equipment
This inconsistency and lack of a proper measuring system made logical decision making extremely difficult. This paper describes the step by step procedures involved in deriving the methodology for robust fuel consumption measurement of earth-mover vehicles.


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