Energy conservation is a benefit drawn directly from correct utilization of machines and their optimum control, as well as from planning with a view to better utilization of working conditions. This paper provides suggestions for saving energy by means of increased efficiency in the utilization of construction machines. All these rules can contribute directly to reducing costs, but their application can be limited by different working conditions. It is essential to select the best machine adapted to the job, and thus allowing the force of gravity to facilitate the work. The conditions of operation of motorised scrapers, tracked bulldozers, motorised levellers, loaders, engines for general use, trailers, retro-excavators, etc are examined. Several examples are given and it is concluded that all these rules would allow: (1) the productive life of the machine to be prolonged, (2) operational efficiency to be improved, (3) production to be increased, (4) the maximum efficiency of investment to be achieved. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Spanish Assn of Mach Tech for Constr & Pub Works

    Calle Cruz del Sur 2
    Madrid-30,   Spain 
  • Publication Date: 1976-5


  • Spanish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 29-41
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 67
    • Publisher: Asoc Espanola Tec Maquinaria Construc Obras Publ

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182691
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM