With our surrounding increasingly being poisoned by the amount of pollution that is generated by the heavy Construction Equipment (CE), the need to opt for environment-friendly and fuel-efficient machines has become all the more important. Also, there are more than one benefits of using such fuel efficient CE for business.

In line with this, the CE manufacturing companies are now focussing on making equipment which emit far lesser amount of smoke and offer great fuel efficiency. This is because CE are one of the leading contributors to dangerous diesel pollution.

Need for fuel-efficient CE

Fuel efficiency measures the amount of work you can do with every litre. For a CE to be the best-in-class, fuel-efficiency is the primary requirement. Here are the two major benefits of using fuel-efficient CE.

1. Reduces cost: Do more with less- It is a known fact that construction industry requires huge sums of money for smooth running of the business. From small developers to big giants in infrastructure segment, everyone is always on the lookout for various ways to reduce the costs incurred and make more profit. In such a scenario, the heavy CE only adds up to the cost as even after purchasing these machines, companies need a lot of money for fuel and maintenance. If the former is taken care of by fuel-efficient machines, then the cost can reduce drastically.

2. Reduce waste of energy: Save environment: Fuel-efficient CE often emit far lesser amount of smoke, reduce the waste of energy and thus, save the environment from pollution. Fuel-efficient equipment are not only beneficial for the eco-system, but also for the construction companies as they can reduce the overall cost of maintenance of the equipment.

Due to the need and more demand from end-users for fuel-efficient equipment, CE manufactures have started working on technology which consumes less fuel, give higher productivity and profitability. So, many companies have come up with different innovative solutions to meet the customers’ expectations. Among such pioneering Indian companies is Mahindra Construction Equipment and its Mahindra EarthMaster VX backhoe loader model.

Mahindra EarthMaster VX model: Truly fuel-efficient equipment

Understanding the need of the hour i.e., saving fuel cost, Mahindra Construction Equipment has come up with the Mahindra EarthMaster VX backhoe loader model which in all capacities is a highly fuel-efficient equipment. It is substantially a superior machine with dramatically less maintenance requirement, better operational kinematics and dynamics and a phenomenal fuel efficiency that saves at least a litre per hour.

In fact, Mahindra EarthMaster VX backhoe loader offers best-in-class fuel efficiency of 4.5* litres per hour as it has the proven Mahindra DITEC engine which has been tried and tested by the company. With flat torque curve, it provides saving of 10 per cent in standard evacuation cycle. It is also BS III pollution compliant.

With lower lubricant refilling requirement, better technology and design enhancements, the EarthMaster has the ability to reduce the overall maintenance cost and improve fuel efficiency. In fact, the equipment requires 50 litres of hydraulic oil only with 2000 hours change interval. Then 17.10 litres of real axle oil requirement is there with 1500 hours change interval. The engine oil requirement is 14 litres with 500 hours change interval and the transmission oil requirement is 8 litres with 1000 hours change interval.

To sum up…

Fuel costs are one of the heaviest line items in a contractor’s budget. Usage of fuel-efficient equipment, however, can significantly reduce the amount of fuel burned each day. This can help in extending runtime, ensuring greater productivity and lesser time in refuelling and acquiring fuel, thereby, reducing total operating costs.