3 ton fuel consumption?

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Russell

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How much fuel does a 3 ton digger burn a day?
I realize it's variable but it won't be running fat out.
 
Furniss

Furniss

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It more depends upon what you are doing with it rather than the brand I'd say.
Kubota 3t is thirsty ..I find all of my kubs thirsty compared to the JCB's I used to run.
EDIT: but they do have the correct amount of cylinders at least 😁
 
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Monkeybusiness

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Is that the 4 cylinder Kubota in that. My 5 ton Kubota is far more thirsty I find. Comparitively like.
I can’t remember if it’s 3 or 4 cylinder, but it’s definitely Kubota.
My 6 tonne Takeuchi (Yanmar engine) doesn’t use much more in a shift, but does a massive amount more work!
However, it wouldn’t really matter how much fuel (within reason) either used, as the work they do is incredible!
 
Storrsy

Storrsy

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I can’t remember if it’s 3 or 4 cylinder, but it’s definitely Kubota.
My 6 tonne Takeuchi (Yanmar engine) doesn’t use much more in a shift, but does a massive amount more work!
However, it wouldn’t really matter how much fuel (within reason) either used, as the work they do is incredible!
Yeah that's what I was thinking. The yanmar seems a more efficient unit. But agree it's mad the amount of work these small diggers do on a pittance!
 
GazCro

GazCro

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Yeah that's what I was thinking. The yanmar seems a more efficient unit. But agree it's mad the amount of work these small diggers do on a pittance!
Engine isn't the only factor, hyd pump and hyd system have a bearing as well. Bigger engine and pump comfortably on top of demand can be a lot more fuel efficient than smaller motor running flat out trying to keep up. With load sensing hydraulics seat filler can have a big impact as well.
 
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