Caterpillar has been leading the way towards a more fuel-efficient future for some years now. Investing deeply in new techonology, we've designed a new era of heavy machinery that already delivers significant savings on fuel, yet without compromising on power and performance.
It’s not a complicated promise. It’s simply our way of stating our belief in the fuel efficiency of our machines. It’s our assurance to you that we’ll get your fuel bills down – and we’ll work closely with you to make sure that happens.
When you buy a new machine, we’ll provide you with a forecasted range of average fuel consumption. This range will be subject to adjustment depending on the percentage of time the machine is idle for.
For 12 months / 2000 hours, we will monitor the fuel consumption of your machine.
If your machine exceeds the forecasted range, we’ll provide you with a ‘parts credit’ for ‘around half the value’ of the excess fuel cost. This value will be representative of current fuel costs and will be confirmed at the point of sign up. For example, on 31st January 2015 this represented £0.35 per litre for UK customers and €0.45 per litre for ROI customers. It’s all part of our mission to save you serious money on fuel consumption. We’ll even assist you with driver training and site optimisation if there is a need. It’s all part of our commitment to keep your costs to the absolute minimum.
Using our Product LinkTM software, we’ll track your fuel consumption and idle times on the specified machines to make sure they’re within the forecasted range. If they’re within the average range we’ll simply send you a report detailing the fuel-saving. And if they’re outside the range, we’ll send the report along with the parts credits that are due.
The Cat E-Series Excavators are a product of all this hard work. Designed and engineered to deliver remarkable fuel savings. Like our Cat 336EH Hybrid Excavator, which recovers energy from the swing braking to claw back a 33% saving on fuel. You’ll find fuel-saving genius like this is engineered into the whole Cat E-Series average range.
Available on 329E, 336E, 336EH and 349E Hydraulic Excavators.
The Cat 336EH Hybrid uses 3 principles to reduce fuel consumption by up to 33% when compared to the Cat 336D. Firstly, hydraulic accumulators fill up during swing brake and discharge during swing acceleration. Secondly, the hydraulic pump has a bigger displacement, so requires less rpm for the same flow. And finally, the ACS valve significantly reduces back pressure losses.
When the AEC is activated the engine speed is automatically reduced by between 100 and 500 rpm if the machine has been inactive for more than 4 seconds (will depend on the model). This amounts to a noticeable fuel saving. It’s also possible for the operator to save even more fuel by pressing a button on the joystick to further reduce rpm. On the Cat E-Series during idling, pump displacement is further reduced by 20%.
This can be programmed to your desired delay time and will activate after one minute or more of engine inactivity. Shutdown can also be de-activated.
The operator can decide to use either Eco or Standard Mode instead of High Power mode. This limits engine rpm and pump torque, at the expense of longer cycle times, with the objective of saving fuel. On the Cat E-Series a button on the right console that eases power mode selection has been added. The machine can also be locked in Eco Mode with a password if desired. On the Cat E-Series, Eco Mode stays activated even when Hydraulic Work Tools are used.
On Cat E-Series, Isochronous Engine Speed Control eliminates the fluctuation between high idle and rated speed, therefore, the engine stays at rated speed regardless of the load, saving fuel.
Fan speed is controlled by a viscous clutch that adapts to cooling needs, saving fuel. No hydraulic fan means less energy is required from the main pump.
The hydraulic main valve now has a simpler design, with shorter oil passages for less friction losses and better accuracy.
Our new Cat C Series Articulated Trucks are engineered to reduce weight wherever possible (not just in the chassis, but in the new aluminium transmission housing too) which all helps to deliver welcome fuel savings, yet without losing strength or load capacity. And without losing engine power and torque.
Thanks to Caterpillar’s new transmission control logic, it allows for earlier gear changes and less time at higher engine speeds. So fuel goes further.
All these new advances raise the power and performance, yet conversely lower the machine’s fuel consumption.
Available on 725C, 730C and 740B Articulated Trucks.
New C9 (725C), C13 (730C) and C18 (745C) engines deliver huge gains in power and torque with reduced fuel consumption. New transmission control logic allows for earlier gear changes with more time at lower engine speeds.
The new transmissions CX31 (730C) & CX38 (745C) have the existing gear set placed in a new weight reduced aluminium housing to keep weight and fuel consumption down. New transmission control logic allows for earlier gear changes and more time at lower engine speeds.
Accidental speeding has been eliminated with speed limiting controls – this helps to keep fuel consumption low.
Transmission and throttle control has been combined allowing for earlier upshifts – keeping engine speed and fuel consumption low. Less hunting for gears means less time and fuel wasted on grades. And lower in-cab noise levels and smoother shifts greatly benefit the operator.
Overall machine weight has been optimised – increased power and torque result in an increased power to weight ratio. Thus contributing to fuel savings.
Cat Wheel Loaders are designed and engineered to give you more performance for less fuel usage. They include clever technologies throughout so while you’re getting the best performance from the equipment, the machine looks after reducing fuel by up to 20%.
Caterpillar has built fuel-saving technology into the whole K-Series and M-Series average range, delivering better power, performance and fuel economy. But now, all these machines come with one extra vital component - The Finning Fuel Promise.
Available on 950M, 962M, 966M, 972M, 980M Wheel Loaders.
The Cat 966M Wheel Loader has a Cat C9.3 ACERT engine. The entire M-series range has ACERT engines with optimised power density to delivery high performance and excellent fuel efficiency. ACERT technology includes precise fuel and air management to maximise power output with the smallest amount of fuel.
Performance Series Buckets Deliver faster fill times and better material retention, ultimately reducing cycle times and increasing productivity.
This Cat engine with ACERT technology has been designed to optimise power density. It ensures high performance and excellent fuel efficiency, while meeting emission regulation.
Automatic engine and electrical system shutdown under certain conditions helps to save fuel. Economy Mode Reduces maximum engine speed when full productivity is not required. This can save up to a further 6% fuel consumption.
M-series MWL have lock-up clutch torque converters as standard which increase speed and give up to 15% better fuel efficiency in load and carry cycles.
Up to 1 ton weight reduction thanks to optimised weight distribution. Lighter machine while keeping same payload will improve fuel efficiency.
The new axles contribute to lower fuel consumption due to lower oil levels and bevel gear shrouds which reduce parasitic losses from rotating components.
The XE Advanced Powertrain first introduced with the 966K XE continues with the 966M XE and the new 972M XE. The XE technology results in 25% higher fuel efficiency on average compared to machines with traditional torque converters thanks to following elements:
Our commitment to reducing fuel costs doesn’t just stop at making the most fuel-efficient machines on earth. We go one step further and make a fuel promise to reducing your fuel costs.
Use the Finning Fuel Calculator below to display the fuel consumption figures across our average range of machines. Simply select which machine you want to calculate and your average idle time to display our Fuel Promise backed consumption average ranges.
13.4 - 22.8 LITRES/HOUR
* The Range quoted assumes your machine is idle for 25% of the time it is switched on (based on Caterpillar and Finning analysis via Productlink™ of over 50,000 months of usage data). To ensure we are comparing like-with-like for the purpose of comparison between the Range and your actual fuel consumption, the Range will be subject to adjustment as described in the worked example. 25% idle time is the European Average.
Cat 962 wheel loader measured between 14th Nov 2014 and 14th Feb 2015.
Machine operated for 450 hours, 95 of these were idle (21%).
The machine consumed 7650 litres during the period of measurement.
RUL for 962 at 21% idle is 15.6 litres per hour according to table.
7650 / 450 = 17.0 litres per hour
PCL for this machine = £0.35 per litre
Parts credit value = (17.0 – 15.6) x 450 x £0.35 = £220.50
Idling of machines has such a huge impact on fuel efficiency in litres/hour that we simply have to account for it. We want to give you the incentive to idle as little as possible so you can be as profitable as possible. A machine that has very low idle time is using the lowest fuel per machine SMU hour, but the highest fuel for the amount of work done. To help, we’ll give you a chart, which includes a fuel promise range for different idle times. The number we use for our promotional statements will always be at 25% idle time as this is the European average. However, the full range will be provided to you when you sign up or on request.
Using Product Link™, we can monitor fuel consumption and idle time. Every 90 days a check will be done to see if any machine’s fuel consumption is within the guaranteed range. If yes, a report will be sent telling you what the fuel consumption and idle time was while still advising on ways to help reduce fuel consumption further. If no, the same report will be sent advising on ways to help reduce your fuel consumption and the parts credit issued.
The following models across all 3 machine ranges – Excavator, Articulated Truck and Wheel Loaders – will be covered: 950M, 962M, 966M, 972M, 980M, 725C, 730C, 740B, 329E, 336E, 336EH and 349E. All machines must be sold with a CSA (minimum is FinCore 12 months).
In the unlikely event that your machine does exceed the defined fuel efficiency range, we’ll support you with a parts credit that will cover around half the value of the excess fuel used. This value will be representative of current fuel costs and will be confirmed at the point of the sign up. For example, on 31st January 2015 this represented £0.35 per litre for UK customers and €0.45 per litre for ROI customers.