Volvo Construction Equipment Division, Volvo Group (UK) Ltd has launched ECOOPERATOR as part of the Company’s on going strategy to raise awareness on environmental issues, promote better operating efficiencies and reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
Volvo Construction Equipment products have a long standing reputation for low fuel consumption and low emissions to minimise the impact on our environment. In fact, Volvo was one of the first manufacturers to introduce the low emission diesel engine as far back as 1988. Even now, in today’s environment, Volvo is acutely aware of the importance in engine development. This includes new technologies towards engine design to meet and exceed ongoing legislation surrounding emissions, exploring the use of alternative fuels and to encourage good working practices to minimise fuel consumption.
Eco Operator Training from Volvo is designed to further lower the end user’s fuel consumption, reduce fuel bills and improve operator efficiency without compromising productivity. At the same time this will reduce machine wear and tear and significantly reduce the impact of emissions on our environment. Furthermore the training package is tailored around the customer with the actual training provided on the customer’s premises and with their existing machines to minimise disruption, but also, to demonstrate the possible savings on site in real time.
Eco Operator training takes place during a one day event at the customer’s premises and includes both practical and theoretical exercises accommodating up to six candidates at a time. Fuel consumption is measured and monitored (if possible) via Matris - Volvo’s machine tracking and information system. After a period of six weeks a second visit is made to establish exactly how the training has benefited the operation and the resultant fuel savings.
Volvo Construction Equipment is confident that the specialist operator training they will be providing will indeed offer the recipient customer a definite saving in fuel. So much so, Volvo will guarantee to refund the training fees in full if improvements cannot be found – subject to certain terms and conditions.