In today’s economy, the increasing cost of fuel is becoming a big issue for businesses that use heavy equipment. Regardless of the type of fuel, all types of heavy machinery require large amounts of fuel. However, there are a few techniques to help you or your business reduce your fuel bill:
Keep your equipment in top shape.
If you take care of repairs as soon as possible, you will not only maintain fuel economy, but also prevent costly problems that could have been avoided in the future.
Try to avoid aggressive acceleration, and speeding.
Driving this way can decrease fuel economy by as much as 33 percent. Driving over 50 miles per hour significantly reduces a vehicle’s fuel efficiency.
Don’t leave a machine idling.
When any machine is not in use, the engine should always be off. Leaving a motor running or idling can burn as much as a gallon of fuel each hour.