September 06, 2019

Time is money on the jobsite. If you’re spending too much time using conventional means to change oil on the job, it’s likely costing you money, and certainly preventing your operation from working at its peak capacity.

In a case study conducted with a Michigan-based Caterpillar heavy equipment dealer, we learned just how much productivity is gained when using a Sage mobile lube or oil system verses a traditional pump system. Michigan CAT services maintains a group of power generators in the lower peninsula of Michigan, a job that requires the removal and replacement of 110 gallons of oil for each machine. Using conventional means — typically comprising delivering two 55-gallon barrels of oil to the jobsite, switching out oil manually and returning barrels of used oil to a central shop — Michigan CAT service technicians averaged almost three hours per oil change.

Using a Sage 1C5F-2100 preventative maintenance (PM) trailer cut that maintenance time drastically. What took Michigan CAT techs almost three hours took just a fraction of the time. In all, technicians can save an average of 96 minutes per oil change start to finish. In many cases, that’s enough time to conduct at least one more oil change per day, enabling operators to create new efficiencies, service more equipment and build new business growth opportunities.

“Saving this much time per day adds up to major savings for the operator,” said Sage CEO Aaron Sage. “In addition to our systems making it easier to maintain a clean jobsite, operators can simply get more work done and get more machinery serviced every day.”

See more details about how time can be saved. Find your nearest Sage dealer to make the change and get more from your time on the jobsite.

Graphic previous seen in Sage Math: The Numbers Don’t Lie.