If you need to know how to apply Life Cycle Costing (LCC) methods to mobile equipment, this guide is for you. The objective of this guide is to take LCC concepts beyond the point-of-sale to achieve the lowest cost and most productive operating strategy for mobile equipment. Readers will learn the principles underlying LCC methodology, and how to adapt them to actual operations and risks associated with those conditions.

The scope of this guide includes mobile fleet assets and the capital, operating and maintenance inputs that comprise a conventional Life Cycle Cost model. The guide focuses on haul trucks, however the concepts and analysis can be applied to any type of mobile equipment, including shovels, bulldozers, graders, wheel loaders, wheel dozers, excavators and drills.

The author of this guide, Michael Currie, specializes in assisting clients optimize investments in industrial assets and in the technologies that support them.

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