When designing a new generation of hauler, manufacturers are up against several challenges. First, how to increase performance and payload while also improving fuel efficiency. And second, how to add new technological and safety features while maintaining ease of use.
While telematics adoption has been slowly on the rise, the majority of fleet owners are primarily using only its most basic functionality to manage service intervals and react to alarm codes. Although helpful, this basic use is only scratching the
Operator behavior not only impacts machine health, but also the profitability of the operation. When we were designing ActiveCare Direct (ACD) — our 24/7 machine monitoring service — we wanted to identify some of the most common operator errors and
Beyond operating skill, a seasoned wheel loader operator should be knowledgeable in daily maintenance. Not only does daily maintenance help extend machine life and increase uptime, it also helps increase productivity. I recommend performing daily maintenance and inspection at four key