Fuel Costs On The Rise

January 27, 2006

Fuel Costs, telescopic technology, thor

There are many costs associated with having to manage segregation in stockpiles. 

Some of the costs are obvious.  Others are not so apparent but can easily destroy the profitability in an aggregate producer’s operation.  Dump trucks, loaders and dozers can be used to aid in re-blending the stockpile, however a loader will endure 15 - 20% higher fuel usage and wear and tear when attempting to load-out a compacted aggregate pile as opposed to a conveyor created stockpile.