Caterpillar D9H Bulldozer - Fuel Efficiency Project

BACKGROUND

Biotechnix installed the Biotechnix Fuel System on this D9H Caterpillar Bulldozer on 6th February 2012.
The truck is powered by a Caterpillar D353, 6 cylinder diesel engine. The machine is exclusively used for coal train loading at the Jondaryan Loop for the Acland Coal Mine.

OBJECTIVES

  • To compare the improvement in diesel fuel consumption after installing the Biotechnix Fuel System with the 3 months prior to installing the Biotechnix Fuel System. 

RESULTS

  • At the end of the project the overall fuel saving across 250 operational hours was 11%. This equates to 11,275 litres of fuel saved per year. 
  • Using a fuel cost of $1.40 per litre this translates into a projected saving of $15,786 per year or $31,572 over a 2 year period. 
  • Carbon emissions were reduced by 2.5 tonnes per month or approximately 29.8 tonnes per year.