Fuel Efficiency

Gas prices are rising around the world. That’s real talk. On most worksites, fuel is an important component of operating costs. Now, more than ever, we need to be smart about how we work so we can make the most of every buck spent on gas for machinery. Here are our top tips for fuel efficiency.

Try renting equipment outfitted with telematics. Telematics is a management tool and method used to monitor and track data fetched from vehicles including cars, trucks, and other types of heavy equipment. It’s helpful to know the fuel information breakdown such as idling time and overall consumption to optimize efficiency. And talking about idling, did you know that it’s the biggest source of fuel waste? The good news is that it’s also the easiest aspect to manage! Use auto idle or check whether your equipment has auto shutdown after a preset period and learn how to optimize the use of its features.

Maybe this one is obvious, but operators play a pivotal role in fuel efficiency. It’s very common to see equipment run on full power for the sheer fun of showing off the engine’s full potential, but this is rarely necessary. We need to raise awareness among operators so they learn their machinery-specific functions and how to use them properly. It’s also a big plus if you can understand the precise workflow at your job site. Each task requires a sequence of different machines, and each machine has a cycle. Planning helps decrease downtime, increase efficiency, and maximize fuel savings.

This may seem counterintuitive, but it’s always best to rent the smallest machine you know will do the job. A bigger machine will always consume more fuel than you really need. Compact engines are trending right now, and their performance really delivers. Also, it’s important to make sure the machinery is working properly. If bucket teeth are worn out or if the engine overeats because it’s overdue for a filter change, this could slow down your workflow and hamper your fuel efficiency efforts.

To recap, the more you know about your equipment, your worksite-specific needs, and your construction workflow, the better you’ll be at developing efficient fuel-saving practices. It’s good for the planet, and great for your bottom line! Got questions? Ask how we can help today!

RentAll Construction is a true leader of the renting equipment industry. Operating North America’s largest equipment rental network, we offer contractors a seamless procurement strategy through our GAD-certified services. Yes, we rent equipment and tools but more importantly, we provide a solid reliability and time-saving opportunities to do more with your business. We allow contractors to get out n’ get it