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Component Life Sketches Wheel Loader, Excavator, and Crawler Dozer Economic Life | Construction Equipment

For example, a set of tires may last 4,000 hours and cost $10,000 to replace yielding a constant rate of $2.50 per hour or fuel may be consumed at a rate of 6 gallons per hour and cost $4.50 to purchase and dispense yielding a rate of $27 per hour.

The last column of the Cost Models table shows how the LTD cost per hour decreases to a minimum of $27.28 per hour at 11,600 hours and then increases. This minimum cost of $27.28 applies to the full 11,600-hour ownership period. So, How long should I keep the machine? 11,600 hours.

A high quality, well-maintained mini excavator (aka, compact excavator) has a maximum lifespan of about 10,000 hours. Heavy use and poor maintenance can quickly reduce that to about 8,000 hours.

Hourly costs rise about $2.25 to $43.59 per hour. By the time the average machine is retired or replaced—at about 12,500 hours or 12 years—hourly cost has come down to $41.67. Annual hours of use are hovering just over 800, which is nearly half of the machine's first year of utilization.

To estimate life cycle costs: Begin with the initial purchase price (less trade-in value for old equipment). Add scheduled maintenance costs. Find information in the Operation and Maintenance Manual. Add expected repair costs. Information comes in the form of a quote for warranty or extended warranty. Add fuel costs.

Repairs in the 14th year cause O&O to jump 80 cents per hour, making it (at about 17,500 hours) the most economical time to replace the average machine. Construction Equipment regularly surveys contractors to find out how long they expect major components in various machines to last.

That rate includes both the equipment and the operator and often comes with a minimum number of hours – typically at least one day or eight hours. How much does a mini excavator cost per hour? The rates for 11,000-12,000lb mini excavators is 70-75 dollars per hour CND a smaller mini like the 331 I can see around 60-65 dollars.

in the table are hourly costs per $1,000 of list price. For example, consider a $7,500 moldboard plow that is used 100 hours per year. From Table 4, the average repair cost for a 7-year life is $0.32 per hour for each $1,000 of list price. For this plow, the repair cost is …